NASCAR at Darlington: Live updates, highlights from the Bojangles' Southern 500

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The 2018 Bojangles’ Southern 500 is set for a 6 p.m. ET start at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.

Denny Hamlin, the winner of 2017’s race, headlines the race and will start in pole position. Meanwhile Kyle Busch, the current Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series leader with 1,003 points, looks to build on his lead.  

This is the 25th race of the current season. Racers were idle last week and will go 367 laps today. 

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Below are highlights and updates from Sunday’s race at Sonoma (All times Eastern). 

NASCAR at Darlington: Live updates, highlights

8:25 — Joey Gase has crashed after getting hit from behind by Kyle Busch.

8:05 — Larson wins stage one. We’re through 100 laps with 267 to go. 

7:20 — Kyle Larson is the lead early on. We’re about 13 or so laps in. 

7:06 — We’re now underway. A preview of what’s ahead: 

7:00 — Drivers are about to get the all-clear and we’re set to start soon. 

6:30 p.m. — We’re in a bit of a weather delay as lightning approaches the area. The race may start at 7 p.m.