Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Place: Darlington Raceway

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. ET

Tune-in: NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 501.3 miles (367 laps)

What to Watch for: NASCAR Next and Drive For Diversity alumnus Kyle Larson goes for his second straight win after visiting Victory Lane for the first time last week at Michigan. … Three berths remain in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with two races left before the 16-driver playoff. A win earns a driver an automatic spot in the Chase as long he/she has attempted to start every race and is in the top 30 in points. … Carl Edwards tries to defend his Darlington win from last season. … Jimmie Johnson leads full-time active drivers with three wins at Darlington, but Jeff Gordon, who is subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr., boasts seven victories at “The Lady in Black.” Ten different drivers have won the last 10 races at  Darlington.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.