Driver Introductions

Driver Martin Truex, Jr., waives to the crowd during introductions on Sunday, before the 70th Annual Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway.

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The 70th annual Bojangles' Southern 500 is starting soon, track officials said at 9 p.m. As track drying continued, officials said the invocation and National Anthem will start at 9:30 p.m. The Southern 500 will shortly follow.

"We’re going racin’ tonight(at Darlington)," Darlington president Kerry Tharp tweeted. "Command to start engines should be shortly after 9:45 p.m. Great job by track and NASCAR to get track race ready. Thank you fans!"

According to Darlington Raceway's Dennis Worden, the plan is to race the entire 500 miles of this race no matter how late it gets.

Prep Sports Writer

An eight-time APSE national award winner, Scott recently authored his first book,"70 Years of Thrills and Chills, Drama and Dents at Darlington Raceway." In college, Scott played on a tennis scholarship,

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.