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NASCAR in Darlington Stay Race Updates, Outcomes, Highlights from the Southern 500

The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway with the Cook Out Southern 500.

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin head into the postseason by a sizeable margin, and the duo shared this year’s regular season races at Darlington in May. But even they can’t let up in the next three races as the top 16 riders are reduced to 12 and the rivals try to reduce their advantage over the pack.

Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch and Matt DiBenedetto are currently outside the top 12 and are struggling to move up and stay alive.

Sporting News is following live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Darlington. Follow below for full Cook Out Southern 500 results.

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NASCAR in Darlington Live Updates, Southern 500 Highlights

3:10 pm: Engines fired.

3 pm.: Penalties were given before the race.

NASCAR sends more backwards tonight: Austin Dillon and Gase (unapproved adjustments). Chastain (driver change) and Blaney (inspection fault) also start at the back.

– Alex Andrejev (@AndrejevAlex) September 6, 2020

NASCAR race start time today

The green flag for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday in Darlington flies just after 6 p.m. ET, provided there are no rain delays, as has so often been the case since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.

This start time usually presents a unique challenge for drivers in Darlington. The late summer heat in South Carolina makes for a slick racetrack that develops as day turns into night and conditions get cooler. For this reason, adjustments during the race are crucial.

Darlington Raceway obviously has lights so a weather delay could move the race into the late hours of Sunday and the early hours of Monday.

The race on Sunday evening is one of the longest of the Cup Series season. It’s scheduled for 367 laps (501.3 miles) and must be halfway point to be considered official in the event of weather issues.

MORE: Throwback liveries for the Darlington race

NASCAR starting grid in Darlington

Here is the full grid for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Darlington:

Item
driver
Car no.
team
1
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
2
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
3
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
4th
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
5
Brad Keselowski
2
Team Penske
6th
Martin Truex Jr.
19th
Joe Gibbs Racing
7th
Ryan Blaney
12
Team Penske
8th
Kevin Harvick
4th
Stewart-Haas Racing
9
Clint Bowyer
14th
Stewart-Haas Racing
10
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
11
Matt DiBenedetto
21st
Wood Brothers Racing
12
Austin Dillon
3
Richard Childress Racing
13
Joey Logano
22nd
Team Penske
14th
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
fifteen
Kyle Busch
18th
Joe Gibbs Racing
16
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
17th
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
18th
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Motorsport in the front row
19th
Michael McDowell
34
Motorsport in the front row
20th
Chris Buescher
17th
Roush Fenway Racing
21st
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
22nd
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
23
Brennan Poole
fifteen
Premium motorsport
24
Tyler Reddick
8th
Richard Childress Racing
25th
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
26th
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
27
Corey LaJoie
32
GoFas Racing
28
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
29
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
30th
Erik Jones
20th
Joe Gibbs Racing
31
Ryan Newman
6th
Roush Fenway Racing
32
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
33
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsport Business Management
34
Ross Chastain *
77
Spire Motorsports
35
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
36
James Davison
53
Rick Ware Racing
37
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
38
Josh Bilicki
7th
Tommy Baldwin Racing
39
Joey gases
51
Petty Ware Racing

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