Race winner Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Race winner Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

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After nine years of hosting the Mother’s Day weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Darlington will hold its 2014 event, the Bojangles’ Southern 500 a month earlier, on April 12, track officials announced Friday.

Simultaneously, Kansas Speedway announced it will hold its spring race on the Mother’s Day weekend date vacated by Darlington. Both races are scheduled for Saturday nights.

The Nationwide Series also will compete at Darlington during the April weekend, on Friday, Apr. 11. Kansas will host the Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, May 9.

By Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service