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Kurt Busch's Darlington throwback scheme revealed

Stewart-Haas Racing and Kurt Busch have unveiled a throwback livery to the closest NASCAR Cup series finish of all-time ahead of the 2018 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

Both Hamlin's Cup and Xfinity wins at Darlington deemed encumbered

Both Denny Hamlin's NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series victories at Darlington Raceway have been deemed encumbered by NASCAR due to rear suspension violations.

Kurt Busch scores best finish since Daytona 500 win at Darlington

Kurt Busch didn’t have anything for the Toyotas down the stretch, but he delivered one hell of a drive at Darlington Raceway.

Austin Dillon leads Chevrolet with strong top-five run in Southern 500

Austin Dillon has lived the highs and lows of NASCAR racing – all in this season.

Loose lug nuts will likely cost Dale Jr. his crew chief for Richmond

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will likely enter his final race to reach the NASCAR playoffs without crew chief Greg Ives.

Truex just misses out on victory in "bittersweet" Southern 500

Martin Truex Jr. leaned against his No. 78 Toyota, folded his hands on the roof and briefly rested his head.

Hamlin takes thrilling Southern 500 win after Truex blows tire

The Lady in Black bit Martin Truex Jr. with three laps remaining and she turned the lead and the win over to Denny Hamlin.

Truex clinches regular season title with Stage 2 win at Darlington

Martin Truex Jr. added another accolade to his expanding resume on Sunday night.

Truex wins Stage 1 at Darlington with last corner move on Larson

Kyle Larson led 78 laps in the first stage at Darlington Raceway on Sunday — but it was Martin Truex Jr. sliding by the No. 42 Chevy in Turn 4 for the win on Lap 100.

Bowyer's playoff hopes come down to Richmond after Darlington DNF

Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR playoff hopes now rest squarely on his performance in one race.

Logano admits "we have to take big steps to catch" Toyota

Joey Logano’s decision to run the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway was not by accident.

Hamlin uses last-lap crossover move to take Darlington Xfinity win

Denny Hamlin is five-for-five in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Playoffs or not, Dale Jr. vows to "fight hard to the finish"

It was just a year ago that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his team owner Rick Hendrick and doctor, Micky Collins, held court at the Darlington (S.C.) Raceway media center to discuss the possibility of Earnhardt continuing his race career.

Kevin Harvick takes pole position for the Southern 500 at Darlington

Kevin Harvick made a clean sweep of qualifying for Sunday night’s Southern 500.

Kyle Busch spins, goes quickest in final practice at Darlington

Kyle Busch spun — but still won Happy Hour at Darlington Raceway on Friday.

Mark Martin: "The history is what it's all about" on Throwback weekend

NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin is a big supporter of Darlington (S.C.) Raceway’s “Throwback” weekend, in large part because of its acknowledgment of the sport’s history and recognition of its legends.

Kyle Larson leads opening Southern 500 practice at Darlington

Kyle Larson was fastest in first practice at Darlington Raceway on Friday.

Lupton honors 'Rainbow Warriors' with Darlington throwback scheme

Dylan Lupton’s throwback paint scheme for next weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway is likely to garner some second looks.

Ryan Reed's Darlington throwback gets assist from Sam Bass

Ryan Reed’s throwback paint scheme for next weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway will honor the late Alan Kulwicki.

Michael McDowell's Darlington throwback honors Alan Kulwicki

Michael McDowell, whose Leavine Family Racing team operates out of the shop that once housed Alan Kulwicki’s race team, will honor the former NASCAR champion at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway next month.

William Byron to honor Ricky Hendrick with Darlington throwback scheme

William Byron never knew Ricky Hendrick but he’ll be driving a vivid reminder of his NASCAR legacy in the Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway next month.

Cole Custer to honor NASCAR legend Sam Ard with Darlington throwback

NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Cole Custer will honor former series champion Sam Ard with a “throwback” paint scheme for the Sept. 2 race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Ganassi's recent speed could make them a Chase spoiler

Chip Ganassi Racing has flipped the switch at just the right time.

Likely NASCAR penalty could derail Newman's Chase chances

Despite Ryan Newman’s strong run in Sunday night’s Southern 500, a likely NASCAR penalty this week could derail his chances to make the championship Chase.

SHR's Zipadelli: "We have to do something" about Harvick's pit crew

Obviously, Kevin Harvick is not happy with the performance of his pit crew this season but he’s not alone.

Truex shakes bad luck, wins Southern 500 at Darlington

Martin Truex returned the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing car to Victory Lane at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.

Tony Stewart called to meeting with NASCAR for incident - video

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has a meeting with series officials following Sunday night’s Southern 500 after he wrecked Brian Scott.

Opinion: Dale Jr. doesn't sound like a driver ready to call it quits

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his doctor took some time to speak with the media today after it was announced he would sit out the remainder of the season.

The Gray Ghost roars to life once more

Five months ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. couldn’t wait to race the Gray Ghost at Darlington Raceway.

Five things to watch out for in Darlington's throwback race

Points leader Kevin Harvick will start Sunday's Darlington throwback race from pole position – but what are his chances?

Darlington Raceway dedicates Cup garage to Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough doesn’t have to sneak in the Darlington Raceway garage any more.

Sadler wins Xfinity race at Darlington: "This is for Dale Jr."

A first win at iconic Darlington (S.C.) Raceway was very big for Xfinity Series veteran Elliott Sadler but as he crossed the finish line to claim the win Saturday there was something more important on his mind.

Keselowski leads final Southern 500 practice at Darlington

Brad Keselowski recovered from his Darlington stripe in the first practice to set the top speed in Happy Hour — 174.649mph.

Jimmie Johnson tops opening Southern 500 practice at Darlington

Thirty-nine teams worked on race setup at Darlington Raceway on Saturday after qualifying was cancelled due to a drive-by from Hurricane Hermine over South Carolina.

Edwards looking to join elite group with another Southern 500 win

The Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway provides the perfect stage for teams and fans to celebrate NASCAR’s roots.

Gallery: All NASCAR throwback paint schemes for the Southern 500

Check out all NASCAR Sprint Cup throwback paint schemes for this weekend's Southern 500 at Darlington, including the stories behind them.

OK, NASCAR and NBC, you got me

We watched to the end of the Darlington race, and that didn't happen last year.

NASCAR and drivers praise Darlington aero package

The low-downforce aero package once again proved successful in the eyes of NASCAR's Sprint Cup competitors.

Edwards victorious in Southern 500

Carl Edwards has won the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Can Jeff Gordon's love affair with Darlington get him to Victory Lane?

An eighth victory at the Track Too Tough to Tame will guarantee Gordon's ticket to the Chase.

Chase Elliott set for final Cup start before taking over No. 24

Darlington will be the rising star's final start of 2015 before he takes over Jeff Gordon's No. 24 car.

Lessons learned: Logano continues to impress

Joey Logano looks to add Darlington to his resume -- if he can avoid "that stinking wall".

Hamlin holds on for fourth Xfinity win at Darlington

Denny Hamlin won the race from pole position for the fourth time in his career, passing JGR teammate Daniel Suarez with three laps to go.

Keselowski living the high life, on pole for Southern 500

Brad Keselowski has put the retro Miller High Life No. 2 on pole for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Keselowski leads Darlington Happy Hour

Brad Keselowski was quickest in Final Practice as Kyle Busch was forced into a backup car.

Kurt Busch first driver to run new digital dashboard

While much of NASCAR is focused on honoring the sport’s past at Darlington this weekend, Kurt Busch decided to take a bold step into the future.

Biffle sets fast pace in first practice

The usual suspects -- Stewart-Haas Racing, Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing -- were all fast off the truck at Darlington Raceway.

"A lot on the line" at Darlington, says NASCAR

Darlington will put NASCAR's low-downforce aero package to the test, which could become a staple at races in 2016 if proved successful this weekend.

NASCAR's low-downforce aero package gets tires to match at Darlington

NASCAR last ran this low-downforce aero package at Kentucky where it was considered a success.

NASCAR goes back in time with retro paint schemes at Darlington

Over half the Sprint Cup field will run special throwback designs for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Throwback Mello Yello scheme for Kyle Larson at Darlington

The famous Mello Yello car is back for NASCAR's Southern 500 at Darlington.