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04/09/1950 The first 500-mile NASCAR race

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Kevin Harvick Wins Southern 500 - Darlington - 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup

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Nascar Darlington Raceway is born

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2015 Bojangles Southern 500 Start @ Darlington Raceway

The 1950 Southern Five-Hundred was considered to be the inaugural Southern Five-Hundred of the NASCAR Grand National event that took place at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. It was responsible for turning the Southern 500 into the biggest racing event prior to the 1959 Daytona 500.
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