NASCAR released its 2015 schedule of races for all three of its national series on Tuesday and what’s old is new again as the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway will be back to its traditional spot on Labor Day weekend. Darlington’s Labor Day weekend served as a foundation of NASCAR from 1950-2003. NASCAR moved the date away in 2004 angering many longtime NASCAR fans. The track was awarded one single race , that being on Mother’s Day weekend, traditionally a bad date for NASCAR. Many did not expect the track to survive. The track installed lights and completed much-needed upgrades and the race has sold out four years in a row.
Now in 2015, the track known as the Lady In Black will race once again on Labor Day weekend.
“This is a true example of Darlington Raceway, ISC and NASCAR all working together to give fans what they have wanted for many years – the tradition of stock car racing on Labor Day weekend at the Lady in Black,” said track President Chip Wile. MORE>>>