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Bristol spring race in 2015 will move to April, Southern 500 back to Labor Day weekend

Nick Bromberg
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Joey Logano (22) leads the field into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Joey Logano (22) leads the field into Turn 1 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Sprint Cup Series will be back at Darlington on Labor Day Weekend.

The move will become official on Tuesday when NASCAR announces the full Sprint Cup Series schedule, but Bruton Smith said Darlington Raceway was moving its race back to the weekend when Bristol Motor Speedway announced that its spring weekend would be moving from March to April on Friday.

Bristol's first race in 2015 will be on April 19.

"I think we did them a favor and they did us one," Smith said via USA Today. "I think they kind of needed that Southern 500 thing back in Darlington. So going back there, I thought that was a good thing."

The Labor Day weekend spot is now held by Atlanta, which took the date from California, the track that the Cup Series raced at after it moved Darlington's traditional Labor Day date. Atlanta, as reported by ESPN and SiriusXM's Jim Noble earlier this week, will move to March in 2015.

Atlanta, like Darlington, used to have two races but now has one. Darlington's race was on Mother's Day Weekend before being shifted to April this year. Kansas took the Mother's Day Weekend spot.

The schedules for all three NASCAR series will be announced at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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