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Labor Day Of Love: Will The Atlanta Race Become a NASCAR Tradition?

For NASCAR fans, Labor Day weekend has traditionally lent itself to the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Quite the irony, considering the three-day reprieve paying homage to diligent workers saw 43 drivers negotiating around a narrow 1.36-mile egg shaped facility. By the race's conclusion, cars would obtain that famous Darlington Stripe, otherwise known as right-side damage in the form of a scratch or dent. Tire rubs, crumpled up fenders, and the South Carolina heat were just some of the aspects of the race weekend. Things changed in 2004 when "The Realignment" made its first rounds in the sport, immediately at the expense of two historical speedways in Darlington and Rockingham. Darlington saw its Southern 500/Labor Day date moved to a ...

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