NASCAR to resume season May 17 with seven races in 10 days
NASCAR said Thursday it is set to return May 17 with an elite Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, the first of seven events in an 11-day stretch across the top three series. NASCAR's revised schedule goes only through May and has a pair of Wednesday Cup races, fulfilling fans' longtime plea for midweek events. There also will be lower-tier Xfinity and Truck series races at the two tracks. Darlington will now have three coveted Cup races for the first time in track history. Because the track now has two additional dates, NASCAR will lose two Cup races from its other properties.