Stripe Fest: Live-Blogging The Southern 500 Weekend At Darlington

Too Tough To Tame?

NASCAR drivers hope Darlington's claim isn't quite true, as they'll test the theory at the legendary South Carolina track.

Darlington is NASCAR's version of Wrigley Field, where history drips from the grandstand and drivers refer to the "Lady in Black" with reverence.

But they also know the Showtime Southern 500 will bring plenty of close encounters with the wall – the famous Darlington stripe.

Only the best drivers win at Darlington. Who will it be on Saturday night?

Keep checking back here for news, updates and analysis (and of course, the live chat where you can compare notes with other race fans).

Important times this weekend (all times Eastern):

 

  • Friday, 11:30 a.m. – Sprint Cup practice (90 minutes)
  • Friday, 1:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup final practice (90 minutes)
  • Friday, 5:10 p.m. – Sprint Cup qualifying
  • Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Nationwide Series race
  • Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – Sprint Cup race, Southern 500
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