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Darlington's Wile thinks date change will stick

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile likes where his old, country track stands in NASCAR, even if it's no longer the sports' backdrop for honoring mothers this week.

The 65-year-old facility had spent the previous nine years building the formerly off weekend of Mother's Day into a can't-miss race for NASCAR moms. But this year, Darlington's Sprint Cup weekend was moved up a month to April, while drivers and their families will compete this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Meanwhile, Wile says he's received nothing but raves for the recently run Southern 500 where Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. late to win. Wile says leaders from NASCAR and track owner International Speedway Corporation were pleased with the show and track officials are already prepping to make things better in 2015.

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