Darlington, Kansas swap Cup dates in 2014

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 11:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Emerald Green Chevrolet, lead the field before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11: Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Emerald Green Chevrolet, lead the field before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

CONCORD, N.C.—After nine years of hosting the Mother’s Day weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Darlington will hold its 2014 event, the Bojangles’ Southern 500 a month earlier, on April 12, track officials announced Friday.

Simultaneously, Kansas Speedway announced it will hold its spring race on the Mother’s Day weekend date vacated by Darlington. Both races are scheduled for Saturday nights.

The Nationwide Series also will compete at Darlington during the April weekend, on Friday, Apr. 11. Kansas will host the Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, May 9.

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