Mountain Dew Southern 500

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004

(Race No. 35 of 36)

Where: Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 1:30 p.m., Sunday

Track dimensions: 1.366-mile oval with 25-degree banking in turns 1 and 2, 23-degree banking in Turns 3 and 4

Broadcast: Television NBC at 1 p.m..; Radio Motor Racing Network at 1 p.m.

Track records: Qualifying 173.797 mph by Ward Burton on March 22, 1996; Race 139.958 mph by David Pearson on March 28, 1993.

2003 winner: Terry Labonte

Coble's Pick: Bobby Labonte "He has a knack for running well at Darlington, including a victory in 2000, and in finishing ninth last week showed he's ready to break out of a season-long slump."

Companion events: Friday Mountain Dew Southern 500 pole qualifying (3 p.m., Speed); South Carolina 200 (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series), 8 p.m. (Speed); Saturday South Carolina 200 (NASCAR Busch Series), 1 p.m., (TNT)

Other races: Sunday Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals (NHRA Drag Racing Series) at Pomona Raceway (6 p.m., ESPN2)

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