Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Get 1st Darlington Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Triumph

It’s becoming a weekly storyline now, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is making his final start at “x” track and can he win at that track in order to make this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. One of those storylines is going to end one way or the other here soon and that’s Earnhardt’s playoff chances. The playoffs start in two weeks and Earnhardt Jr. currently is well on the outside looking in. He’s 287 points out of it, as he mathematically can’t make it in on points alone anymore.…

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Can Jimmie Johnson Turn Struggles Around This Weekend at Darlington

The playoffs are coming and Jimmie Johnson is hoping he can get his season back on track in order to have a shot a winning a record setting eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. He already knows he will be a part of the playoffs, his three wins have clinched a spot for that. But, if he continues running the way he has been, his playoff stay will be short lived. Johnson, hasn’t had a top five in 12 races. Heck, he has just three top fives all year,…

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Top 5 Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Races of All-Time

Since 1953, the Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) has annually been a part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. From then until 2003, the race was always contested on Labor Day weekend. It was an annual tradition. But, from 2004 through 2014, the race was moved around from it’s rightful spot. But, in 2015, NASCAR moved it back to where it should have always been. With that being said, we’ve seen some signature moments and races at the famed Darlington Raceway. Here are the top five races in…

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Top 5 Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Storylines at Darlington

This weekend is the annual Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Darlington Raceway. It’s always been a major staple on the NASCAR schedule, but now that it’s recently been moved back to Labor Day weekend, it’s an even bigger story. Also add to the fact that this is the second to last race before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin, and there’s reason to see why this year’s race is ramped up even more. Here are the five storylines to watch. 

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Seeing All Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) Throwback Schemes For 2017 Labor Day Weekend

We’ve seen a ton of NASCAR throwback weekend paint schemes revealed recently, as there’s now to my count 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series throwback colors for this year’s Southern 500 (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Darlington Raceway. Three years ago, this weekend took off as the race returned to its rightful place on the NASCAR calendar for Labor Day weekend. Every year from 1950 to 2003, the Southern 500 was annually held on Labor Day weekend. But, from 2004 to 2014, it was moved from Darlington to Fontana then…

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Danica’s Darlington Throwback Scheme Honors Dale Jarrett, Robert Yates

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will honor 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates with a throwback paint scheme on her No. 10 Ford Fusion during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway next month. “The throwback race at Darlington is such a cool event,” said Patrick, in a team release. “The track has done such a great job of getting the teams and drivers involved. I’m excited to run a true throwback scheme this year. It’s great that we’re able to honor Robert…

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Derrike Cope To Have Mane ‘n Tail Throwback For Darlington

The Southern 500’s throwback paint schemes are to honor past drivers in the 1980s or 1990s era. One driver will have a throwback scheme of his own car in the 90s. Derrike Cope revealed today that he will drive Premium Motorsports’ No. 55 Chevrolet in September’s Southern 500 (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at the Darlington Raceway. His paint scheme will be his Mane ‘n Tail colors that he drove in 1994 for Bobby Allison Motorsports.   “I’m looking forward to taking a step back in time and partnering with Mane ‘n…

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RPM To Honor Petty’s 200th Victory With Darlington Throwback

Richard Petty Motorsports had a bunch of information revealed on Wednesday, the first came this morning when they announced that after eight weeks, Aric Almirola will be able to return to his seat with the team this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Almirola, injured his vertebrae in a scary crash at the Kansas Speedway back on May 13. His original timetable of being out was 8-12 weeks. This is the eighth week. Luckily, the team said after his test on Tuesday, he was cleared by both NASCAR and…

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Bill Elliott, Richard Petty to Pace the Field Before the Southern 500 in September

Two legendary NASCAR Hall of Famers, Richard Petty and Bill Elliott, will pace the field for the 68th running of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Petty will lead the field in his 1967 Plymouth, followed by Elliott, who will serve as the honorary pace car driver, piloting a Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pace car, as the field goes green for the iconic race. Darlington Raceway will be honoring Petty…

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins Southern 500

Its been a solid but rough year as well for Martin Truex Jr. The Furniture Row Racing driver has led a ton of laps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year, but he has just one win to show for it. From ill-timed cautions, to blown tires, late race crashes, etc, Truex has had extremely bad luck in races that he’s should have won. In fact, if not for bad luck, Truex would have at least four victories in 2016 Tonight, that bad luck cashed in for good luck…

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