Shot from the action at the 2011 Southern 500 in Darlington, SC. (Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Get ready for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Officials for the NASCAR track and the fast-food restaurant chain announced the five-year deal Thursday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
The agreement means Bojangles will be offered at concession stands at the Darlington Raceway. Bojangles' menu is also available at four other tracks owned by International Speedway Corp. -- Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond International Raceway.
Darlington president Chris Browning says the agreement brings together two longtime Southern brands. The race had been sponsored by Showtime the past two years.
The Bojangles' Southern 500 takes place Saturday, May 12. The Nationwide Series will race at Darlington on Friday, May 11.