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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Chip Wile
Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week.
Darlington Raceway has partnered with Sport Clips Haircuts to sponsor the track's NASCAR Nationwide Series race through 2016.
The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will be run in April next year after nearly a decade of racing on Mother's Day weekend.
New Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile wants to reconnect to the community by expanding the track's use beyond its yearly Sprint Cup weekend.
Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning has resigned and International Speedway Corporation named Chip Wile as replacement at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.
Wile said he's heard little except raves from NASCAR leaders and officials at Darlington's parent company, International Speedway Corp.
Wile said the track came close to a full house a month ago, although he would not provide details about attendance, citing track policy