Monday, May 4, 2009

Still Not The Southern 500

The promoters at Darlington decided to bring back the name "Southern 500" this year.  

Sorry.  It's not the same and won't be recognized, at least on this blog, as such.

The last Southern 500 was won in 2003 by Terry Labonte.  It was not the 2004 race in November, won by Jimmie Johnson.  No, this race is simply a continuation of the the spring Darlington race, which of course in recent memory includes the fantastic duel between Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven, which was also the last win for Pontiac.  

This race has become a good one to set up 2 weeks of fun in Charlotte, but alas, is not the Southern 500, Southern 500 presented by, or any combination of those names.  

1 comment:

Charlie Turner said...

You're right Matt. The Southern 500 is a Labor Day weekend race at Darlington. Not California or Atlanta.