The Cook Out Southern 500 marks the 119th Cup race hosted by Darlington Raceway in the series’ history. The 1.33-mile oval located in Darlington, South Carolina has an asphalt racing surface with 25 degrees of banking in turns 1 and 2, and 23 degrees of banking in turns 3 and 4. With 3 degrees on the frontstretch and 2 degrees on the backstretch, this track has unique characteristics that require drivers to race against the wall. Due to COVID-19, the Cup Series has already raced at Darlington twice this year. The last time the Cup Series has visited Darlington more than once in a year was in 2004, where Jimmie Johnson won both races, making this an interesting scenario for his final Cup season.
Darlington Raceway is 1.366 miles (2.19 km) long and a 500-mile race that requires 367 laps to complete.
Sunday, September 6th.
The Cook Out Southern 500 will be at 6:00 PM ET.
The Cook Out Southern 500 start time is 6:00 p.m. ET Sunday, September. 6. NBCSN will broadcast the race with radio coverage from MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Cook Out Southern 500 is a 500-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.
The Cook Out Southern 500 is 500 miles, equating to 804.67 kilometres.
Being one of the most historic races on the schedule, the first Cook Out Southern 500 was run in 1950.
Hendrick Motorsports is the team with most Darlington wins with 11 wins total.
David Pearson holds the record for most Darlington victories, with 10 wins total.