NASCAR makes its only visit this season at Darlington on Sept. 6 for the Bojangles’ Southern 500. Kevin Harvick is the defending champion.
While the Sprint Cup Series takes the week off, the Xfinity and Camping World Series will be in action. The Xfinity Series heads to Road America while the Camping World Truck Series crosses the border to the Canadian Toire Motorsports Park.
The Xfinity and Camping World series will each hold qualifying this Saturday at their respective tracks. The Xfinity race will run Saturday while the Camping World race will be Sunday.
After that, the action shifts to Darlington, where all three series will run races. The Darlington schedule for Sprint Cup is set while the other two series’ schedule will be finalized after next weekend. The Sprint Cup entry list for Darlington will be released between Aug. 30-31.
Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch each have won four Sprint Cup events this season. Joey Logano has three wins after taking the checkered flag at Bristol. He’s joined by Matt Kenseth, who had won two of the previous three races before Bristol. Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kurt Busch are each two-time winners.
Kyle Busch is currently 29th in the driver standings. He has to finish 30th or higher in the final regular-season standings to qualify for the Chase, regardless of how many wins he has this season.
Who won last year’s Darlington race?
Kevin Harvick held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Bojangles’ Southern 500, which was run in April.
When is Sprint Cup qualifying at Darlington?
Qualifying for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 will be at 1:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 5, on NBC Sports Network.
What time does the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start?
The Bojangles’ Southern 500 (367 laps, 501.322 miles) will be Sunday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. ET.
What channel is showing the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington?
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the NASCAR race at Darlington online?
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen is being streamed online via the NBC Sports app, available on select Apple, Android and Windows devices. You can also chart the race at NASCAR.com.
NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington schedule
Race: Bojangles’ Southern 500
Track: Darlington Raceway
Day: Sunday, Sept. 6
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
TV channel: NBC Sports Network
Listen: MRN and SiriusXM channel 90
TV schedule (all times ET)
Friday, Aug. 28
2:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series practice, NBCSN
4:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN
Saturday, Aug. 29
12:15 p.m.: Xfinity Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
3 p.m.: Xfinity Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville (45 laps, 182.16 miles), NBCSN
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
9:30 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series practice, FOX Sports 1
11:35 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
5:45 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole qualifying, FOX Sports 2
Sunday, Aug. 30
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
1:30 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 (64 laps, 157.37 miles), FOX Sports 1
Friday, Sept. 4 (Note: Xfinity and Camping World Series set after Aug. 29-30 races)
11 a.m.: Sprint Cup practice, NBCSN
4:30 p.m.: Sprint Cup practice, NBCSN
Saturday, Sept. 5
1:45 p.m.: Sprint Cup qualifying, NBCSN
Sunday, Sept. 6
7 p.m.: Bojangles’ Southern 500 race, NBC
Entry List (subject to change)
No., Driver, Car, Owner