NASCAR's Southern 500 gears up in Darlington (updated)

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Update May 10: Mark Martin has won the Southern 500. The State has a full write-up.

First reporting:

Fans geared up for NASCAR's Southern 500 is kicking off today over in Darlington.


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Darlington's events take place over two days (Friday and Saturday) with the larger 367-lap Southern 500 kicking off on Saturday, May 10, at 7:20 p.m.

The State has an early write-up and a fun photo gallery.

You can watch Saturday's race on FOX.