Darlington SC

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

Travis Pastrana to Speak in Darlington Raceway’s Jack Daniel’s Champions’ Club Hospitality

Travis Pastrana to Speak in Darlington Raceway’s Jack Daniel’s Champions’ Club Hospitality

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and X Games Champion to visit turn 3 infield hospitality option on Friday, May 10   DARLINGTON, SC May 2, 2013 – Fans of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Travis Pastrana will get an opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the X Games Champion when the driver of the No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing visits Darlington Raceway’s Jack Daniel’s Champions’ Club on Friday, May 10.   Pastrana will participate in a 15-minute question and answer session for fans that purchased the Jack Daniel’s Champions’ Club package for the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 race. His appearance time is tentatively scheduled for 1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.   Pastrana made his second career […]

Darlington Raceway Set To Host Annual ‘A Taste of Darlington’ Tomorrow

Darlington Raceway Set To Host Annual ‘A Taste of Darlington’ Tomorrow

Popular event supports the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA)   DARLINGTON, SC April 24, 2013 – A Taste of Darlington will return to Darlington Raceway on Thursday evening, April 25 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area.   The annual culinary event benefits the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) and features some of the best cooks in the Darlington area. The event is usually attended by 500-700 local community members that enjoy good food and beverage, at the annual festivities. “This event offers some of Darlington County’s best cooks for a celebration of delicious food choices and desserts, said DDRA Manager David Vaughan. “Again this year, the event will be held in the […]

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte to Speak in Darlington Stripe Zone Hospitality on May 11

Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte to Speak in Darlington Stripe Zone Hospitality on May 11

Kyle Larson, Nelson Piquet Jr. to make appearances in T4 Zone on May 10 DARLINGTON, SC April 23, 2013 – Race fans who want to get up close and personal with today’s NASCAR stars need to look no further than Darlington Raceway’s hospitality areas on May 10-11.   NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick, along with Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte, who are both Coca-Cola Racing Family members, are scheduled to participate in 15-minute question and answer sessions for race fans in the track’s Darlington Stripe Zone Hospitality club, prior to the running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500.   For fans who have not yet purchased a Stripe Zone hospitality package, this is the perfect opportunity to see NASCAR […]

Darlington Raceway’s Race Into Reading Program Results in Over 9,000 Books Read in Local School District

Darlington Raceway’s Race Into Reading Program Results in Over 9,000 Books Read in Local School District

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Parker Kligerman visits with top performing classes as reward for reading   DARLINGTON, SC April 22, 2013 – Elementary students in the Darlington County School District (DCSD) read more than 9,200 books in five weeks, as part of Darlington Raceway’s “Race Into Reading” Program.   Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School in Society Hill won the competition, averaging 12 books per student. St. John’s Elementary School came in second, averaging 4.7 books per student and West Hartsville Elementary came in third, averaging 3.9 books per student.   Designed as a way to celebrate “March is Reading Month” and to get children excited about reading, the “Race Into Reading” program challenged first through fifth graders across the county to read […]