South Carolina lawmakers vote for 'Darlington Week'

South Carolina lawmakers have voted to designate "Darlington Raceway Week" for the days leading up to the Southern 500.

The state Senate and House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution that names Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016 as "Darlington Raceway Week, a Week Too Tough To Tame."

The resolution, led by state Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Hartsville, outlines the historical significance of the raceway's throwback weekend and addresses the role the track plays in building the foundation of NASCAR racing.

The Southern 500 will be run Sept. 4 at Darlington.