The annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway is up next on the NASCAR schedule with the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday. Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of both series events.
Once again, Shriner David Ragan and Shriners Hospitals for Children are ready to give back. Ragan heads to the Darlington Raceway this weekend to celebrate the history and tradition of NASCAR during its annual "Throwback Weekend." And, he'll have a little help from 14-year-old Shriners Hospital for Children Greenville patient, Brannen. Brannen, 14, from Charlotte, N.C. is being treated for cerebral palsy at the Hospital. Brannen, along with other guests from Shriners International will be VIP guests of Ragan.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will team up with Duane “Dog” Chapman and his exhilarating new unscripted series “Dog’s Most Wanted” when the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the iconic Darlington Raceway for the famed Southern 500 on September 1. Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Mustang will be fully-wrapped to promote WGN America’s new series “Dog’s Most Wanted,” which features Duane “Dog” Chapman, his late wife Beth and a hand-picked team of bounty hunters bringing criminals to justice. The series premieres on Wednesday, September 4 at 9/8c on WGN America.
When Matt Tifft was growing up, his dad owned a Dirt Late Model car, driven by Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer David Hilliker. On weekends and school breaks, the Tifft family would travel to Michigan to see Hilliker's No. 21 race.
The No. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Ford Mustang will run a special paint scheme for the "Bojangles' Southern 500" NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, honoring Jimmy Means' No. 52 Alka-Seltzer Pontiac. Means drove the iconic powder blue car in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang – “There’s always a lot going on at Bristol and a lot happening at one time. The top was pretty much the dominant line. It’s hard to pass, so guys were aggressive in making moves. There at the end it looked like maybe the 12 blew a right-front tire. Somebody blew a tire and they all slid up, and it’s Bristol you check up and you kind of all wash up into the same spot. I saw my teammate try to dive low to miss it and just caught it and when he caught it, I just ran right in the back of him. It’s unfortunate for everybody at Front Row Motorsports – lost two cars in that accident and not really anything of our own doing, just wrong place wrong time. It’s unfortunate for the Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang and for David – not his last Bristol race, but this was an important race for him and I hate it for him.”