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December 18, 2018
Darlington Raceway will honor early 1990s at its next throwback event on Labor Day weekend. Track officials announced plans to celebrate the racing era from 1990-94 when top two series race at Darlington next summer. This is Darlington’s fifth consecutive throwback weekend when racers, crew members and fans often wear clothing of the era. The track also will pay tribute to the late David Pearson.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — It’s back to the 1990s for Darlington Raceway’s latest throwback weekend.

Track officials announced Tuesday the track “Too Tough To Tame” will honor the NASCAR period from 1990-94 when the Southern 500 is run on Sept. 1. Darlington has honored historic periods in NASCAR for the past four years.

Racers, crew members and fans often wear clothes of the era and the cars will have special paint schemes.

Darlington Raceway president Kerry Tharp says the track will pay tribute to the late David Pearson, a South Carolina native who won the most races at Darlington with 10. Pearson, a Hall of Famer with 105 wins, died at 83 last month.

The race on Labor Day weekend will mark the 70th running of the Southern 500.