Darlington: NASCAR Weekend Schedule, Race Start Times, TV Info

This weekend all three of NASCAR’s top series are in action at Darlington Raceway. This weekend has become the annual throwback weekend where current drivers and teams race schemes which are to resemble those of the past.

Darlington Raceway is located in South Carolina and is famously known as the “Lady in Black” due to the dark racing surface and unforgiving turns. Built in 1950, the track’s unique egg shape was created after designer Harold Brasington opted to keep a nearby minnow pond at the request of a landowner.

The 1.366 mile track has earned a reputation for giving out the Darlington Stripe, a badge of honor which comes when a car makes contact with one of the walls.

Weekend Schedule

Friday May 12

3:05 pm Craftsman Truck Series Practice, TV: FS1
3:35 pm Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying, TV: FS1
5:05 pm Xfinity Series Practice, TV: FS1
5:35 pm Xfinity Series Qualifying, TV: FS1
7:30 pm Truck Series Buckle Up South Carolina 200, TV: FS1; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM

Saturday May 13

10:35 am Cup Series Practice, TV: FS2 (moves to FS1 at 11 am); Radio: MRN, SiriusXM
11:20 am Cup Series Qualifying, TV: FS1; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM
1:30 pm Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200, TV: FOX; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM

Sunday May 14

3:00 pm Cup Series Goodyear 400, TV: FS1; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM


Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 80’s peaking at 86 on all three days. Cloud cover is expected on Friday and Saturday and Sunday currently has a 50% chance of PM showers.

John Bman
John Bmanhttp://www.tireball.com
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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