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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Darlington South Carolina including Darlington Raceway (NASCAR) and the Southern 500.

“Turn 3 Theater presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet” to take place on July 18, 2014

“Turn 3 Theater presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet” to take place on July 18, 2014

Free movie night featuring “Cars” rescheduled from June 27; new amenity added to Friday’s event at Darlington Raceway   DARLINGTON, SC July 17, 2014 – Turn 3 Theater Presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet, a free movie event, is scheduled for this Friday, July 18, at Darlington Raceway. The movie was rescheduled from its original date on June 27 due to inclement weather. This time around, the weather is expected to be picture perfect.  The movie will start at dusk in the track’s famed hospitality village.   “Unfortunately, we had to reschedule this event due to inclement weather in June, but we’re thrilled to offer another free event at the track. Turn 3 Theater is all about bringing out the […]

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

DARLINGTON, SC July 14, 2014 – This Saturday night, July 19, Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile will be behind the wheel of a 3,300-lb. stock car when he competes in the first-ever Necktie Invitational Celebrity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC. Wile will be racing in a street stock racecar wheel-to-wheel with other well-known Pee Dee area community leaders, including (in alphabetical order):   Wayne Byrd, Darlington County Sheriff Jim Gray, Chief of Police for the Marion Police Department Todd Hardee, Darlington County Coroner Major Hulon, Dillon County Sheriff John Isgett, President of Raceway Automotive Group Dan E. Lockemy, Host of ‘That’s Racin’ on WEGX Eagle 92.9 FM Mel Pennington, Mayor of City of Hartsville Melvin Warren, Major […]

Newspring Church to host Race Day 500 Festival at Darlington Raceway on July 12

Newspring Church to host Race Day 500 Festival at Darlington Raceway on July 12

DARLINGTON, SC July 7, 2014 – Darlington Raceway will be the site for another family-fun community event this Saturday, July 12, when NewSpring Church brings the Race Day 500 Festival to the track Too Tough To Tame. The festival is free and open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. Activities during the event will include lawnmower racing, inflatables, pace car rides, live music, food vendors and a fireworks show. More information, including registration and rules for the lawnmower races can be found at http://newspring.cc/raceday500. The Race Day 500 Festival follows last weekend’s successful Freedom Fest, an Independence Day celebration, which was hosted by the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce on July 4th. Over 11,000 people attended the inaugural event. […]

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Elliott made history at Darlington Raceway

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Elliott made history at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC May 21, 2014 – The Elliott name has made quite an impression on Darlington Raceway over the years, most recently with Chase Elliott winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 last month. Now his dad, Bill, is a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, which brings us back to one of the most memorable moments in Darlington Raceway history. In 1985, Bill became the first driver to win the “Winston Million” after taking the checkered flag for the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend at Darlington Raceway. The Winston Million was a $1 million prize for a driver that won three of the “big four” races that year, the Daytona 500, Winston 500 […]

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

The Track “Too Tough To Tame” Embraces the Past, Present and Future of NASCAR DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – It all started in the fall of 1949, when a crisp breeze toyed with the loose soil of an old cotton field on the west side of rural Darlington, South Carolina.  Harold Brasington saw more than just dirt dancing around that patch of land. He saw the future.  He saw Darlington Raceway. Today, Darlington Raceway is a place of history, where fans reminisce about the past, while creating lasting memories of the present.  Where NASCAR legends were born and the youth of NASCAR dream about making their mark on the famed walls of The Lady in Black. Celebrating its roots […]

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, recorded his first career win at Darlington Raceway after a thrilling finish in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday night. Harvick, who led a race-high 238 laps, had the one of the strongest cars in the field all night. After losing the lead on a pit road after a late caution, Harvick charged to the front in the final 10 laps. With the help of two attempts at a green-white checkered finish, Harvick managed to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. to secure his first win at Darlington in his 18th career start at the track. “If you’re going to win a race, this […]

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman scheduled for Darlington Stripe Zone

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman scheduled for Darlington Stripe Zone

James Buescher and Ty Dillon to appear in T4 Zone Hospitality   DARLINGTON, SC Mar. 5, 2014 – A star-studded lineup of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers has been confirmed for the Darlington Stripe Zone Fan Hospitality. Coca-Cola Racing Family members Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, and Ryan Newman are all scheduled for 15-minute question and answer sessions in the popular fan hospitality area on Saturday, April 12 prior to the Bojangles’ Southern 500.   For fans that have not yet purchased a Stripe Zone hospitality package, this is the perfect opportunity to see NASCAR drivers in person, while enjoying the amenities the all-inclusive Stripe Zone has to offer. DARLINGTON RACEWAY TICKETS For $140 per package (plus the cost of a […]

Sport Clips Haircuts signs a Multi-Year Partnership Extension with Darlington Raceway

Sport Clips Haircuts signs a Multi-Year Partnership Extension with Darlington Raceway

Sport Clips will sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the track “Too Tough to Tame” through the 2016 season DARLINGTON, SC Feb. 20, 2014 – Sport Clips Haircuts announced today it has extended its partnership agreement with Darlington Raceway to sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 through the 2016 season. The agreement ensures that Sport Clips and Darlington Raceway will continue to build on an already strong foundation started in 2012. The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 is slated to run under the lights at the track Too Tough to Tame on April 11, 2014. DARLINGTON RACEWAY TICKETS “Sport Clips has been a fantastic partner and we are honored it is […]

Daytona 500 Ticket Package gives Fans the Ultimate Access

Daytona 500 Ticket Package gives Fans the Ultimate Access

DAYTONA 500 TICKET PACKAGE GIVES FANS THE ULTIMATE ACCESS DURING BOJANGLES’ SOUTHERN 500 PRE-RACE CEREMONIES Ticket deal kicks off on Feb. 15 during Darlington Raceway’s Sprint Unlimited Viewing Party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Florence, SC DARLINGTON, SC Feb. 6, 2014 – Darlington Raceway is once again giving its fans the opportunity to receive ultimate access during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on April 12. The track’s Daytona 500 special ticket package, which kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 15, will give fans the ability to watch Sprint Cup Series driver introductions and a concert from in front of the pre-race stage. To receive this extraordinary access, fans need to purchase a ticket to the […]

Drive for Disaster Relief at Darlington Raceway Raises Nearly $5,000

Drive for Disaster Relief at Darlington Raceway Raises Nearly $5,000

Event gave fans the opportunity to drive on the track Too Tough To Tame for monetary donation to American Red Cross last Friday, June 21   DARLINGTON, SC June 24, 2013 – With hundreds of cars packed with excited race fans, the Drive for Disaster Relief held at Darlington Raceway last Friday, June 21 raised nearly $5,000 for the local Pee Dee chapter of the American Red Cross.   The event gave fans the opportunity to drive on the track Too Tough To Tame for a monetary donation.   “We can’t thank our fans enough for participating in the Drive for Disaster Relief and making donations to the local chapter of the American Red Cross,” track President Chris Browning said. […]