Southern 500 to Start 2020 NASCAR Playoffs

by Staff Reports

Darlington Raceway will kick off the NASCAR Playoffs in 2020 with the NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 scheduled for Sunday, September 6. It will be Darlington Raceway’s first-ever appearance in NASCAR’s current postseason format.

The track will host its throwback festivities on Labor Day weekend for the sixth consecutive year after returning to its traditional race date in 2015.

“To be able to host our Labor Day throwback weekend as the first race of the NASCAR Playoffs will create tremendous excitement and enthusiasm for our fans,” said track President Kerry Tharp. “Darlington Raceway, considered one of the toughest tracks on the circuit, will definitely challenge the drivers right from the start of the postseason. To combine our throwback weekend, which celebrates the sport’s past, present and future, with the initial start to the championship run, should provide plenty of additional excitement, and energy to the entire weekend.”

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