Two-day test session to feature NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Kyle Larson, Nelson Piquet Jr. on April 16-17
DARLINGTON, SC April 15, 2013 – Race fans will have the opportunity to visit Darlington Raceway on April 16-17 to watch a two-day test session featuring NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Kyle Larson and Nelson Piquet Jr., drivers of the No. 32 and No. 30 Chevrolets for Turner Scott Motorsports.
The test, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days, is FREE and open to the public. Darlington Raceway will open a section of the Colvin Grandstand on the backstretch of the track for fans to watch the test.
Fans need to use the Gate 6 entrance to the track off of Highway 151. The parking lot is located next to the track’s administration building. The ticket office will be open both days from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. if fans want to purchase tickets to the races, which are now under a month away.
“We had such a great fan turnout for our Goodyear Tire Test featuring the Sprint Cup Series Gen-6 car in February. We wanted to open up this test session to the public as well. There’s nothing better than being able to see and hear stock cars thundering around Darlington. It gets you pumped up for the upcoming Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend on May 10-11,” track President Chris Browning said.
Larson and Piquet Jr. currently sit 11th and 13th respectively in the Nationwide Series point standings. Both drivers will be making their first Nationwide Series appearances at Darlington, when the series races in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on May 10. Piquet has one previous start at Darlington when the Camping World Truck Series raced there in 2011.
Times of the test are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on May 11 and Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on Friday, May 10 are on sale now! Remember, kids 12 and under are half off for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 and FREE for the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in general admission sections. Visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or call 866-459-7223 for tickets.