DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Southern 500 is back at Darlington
Track president Chris Browning says the historic name will
return to Darlington when the Sprint Cup series comes back in May
for Mother's Day weekend in 2009.
The Southern 500 was first run in 1950 and became one of
NASCAR's most prestigious events. It became a Labor Day weekend
tradition until that race was moved to California Speedway after
Darlington's race in 2003.
Darlington ran one more Southern 500 the following year, but
that race was held in November.
The track has held one race a season each May since then.