The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action on Sunday, September 5th with the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. This is the first race in the 16-driver playoff that culminates in November with the championship race.
The Cook Out Southern 500 starts at 6:00 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports. You can watch a live stream on NBCSports.com/live.
The race is 367 laps, which runs across 501.322 miles. Last year, Kevin Harvick won the race with a time of 3:47:26. The race has run between 3:44:46 and 3:57:54 over the past five years. In 2015, it ran 4:28:35, which was the longest time since 1974.
Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson is installed as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, listed at +300. He’s followed by Martin Truex Jr. (+500), Kyle Busch (+600), Denny Hamlin (+700), and Chase Elliott (+850). Kevin Harvick is the defending champ and is listed at +1000 to win.