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Darlington Raceway NASCAR dates set for 2024 season

Official Throwback Weekend of NASAR returns May 10-12.

75th Running of the Cook Out Southern 500 becomes final race of NASCAR Cup Series Regular season and culminates Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 1

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2023) – NASCAR announced today that Darlington Raceway will welcome back two NASCAR Race Weekends for the fourth consecutive year in 2024, May 10-12 and Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

Darlington Raceway will continue to hold a special place in the NASCAR Cup Series schedule as the highly anticipated Cook Out Southern 500 will now become the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale on Sunday Sept. 1. Drivers will look to be even more aggressive as they battle for their final chance to clinch a spot in the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

“Darlington Raceway is one of the most iconic tracks on the circuit and we are excited to host two incredible NASCAR race weekends for the 2024 season,” said Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp. “In addition to two historic NASCAR events at Darlington Raceway, we look forward to hosting the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale. Our fans are bound to experience a high-pressured race to the checkered flag that will set the Playoff field.”

May 10 – 12

  • Friday, May 10 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
  • Saturday, May 11 – NASCAR Xfinity Series (1:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
  • Sunday, May 12 – NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 (3:00 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

  • Saturday, Aug. 31 – NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips VFW Help A Hero 200 (3:30 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)
  • Sunday, Sept. 1 – NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 (6:00 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)

Darlington will once again host the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR May 10-12, 2024, featuring the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series on Friday, May 10, NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, May 11, and the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday, May 12. The track’s prominent throwback platform will enter its 10th year and continue to deliver the fans with a one-of-a-kind tribute to the sport’s past, present and future.

That all leads to Labor Day Weekend, when the NASCAR world will convene Aug. 31 – Sept. 1. The Sport Clips VFW Help A Hero 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race will kickstart the weekend, Aug. 31. Then, the 75th running of the Cook Out Southern 500 will be raced under the lights Sept. 1, where the best drivers in the world will look to hoist the beloved Johnny Mantz Trophy in Darlington Raceway’s victory lane.

2024 NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com. Fans can view the full 2024 NASCAR schedule at www.nascar.com/schedule.

About Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough to Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com. Stay connected to Darlington Raceway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the NASCAR Tracks App.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).