DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will again take place on Labor Day weekend.
NASCAR released its 2016 schedule on Monday and had Darlington back in its traditional spot over summer’s final holiday.
The track “Too Tough To Tame” was NASCAR’s Labor Day staple from 1950 through 2003. Darlington’s race weekend came back to Labor Day last month, where the track had a throwback event, with most race cars outfitted in 1970s paint schemes.
Darlington president Chip Wile expects the event to honor another NASCAR era next season. The Sprint Cup and Xfinity series will be back at Darlington from Sept. 2-4.
NASCAR also announced it had reached five-year sanctioning agreements with 23 tracks including Darlington to hold races through 2020.
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