CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR plans to shorten the distance of some Winston Cup Series races in 1992, including events at North Carolina Motor Speedway and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
The changes likely will be announced soon by NASCAR president Bill France Jr.
Promoters at N.C. Motor Speedway, which is near Rockingham, plus Darlington, Dover Downs and possibly Pocono Raceway have been given an option of reducing their races from 500 miles to either 400 miles or 500 kilometers, which is 312 miles.
A NASCAR source, who asked not to be named, said Darlington officials already have chosen to cut their spring race, the TranSouth 500, to 400 miles. However, the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend, a classic that dates to 1950 and is NASCAR's oldest superspeedway event, will remain a 500-miler.