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Darlington Raceway, the egg-shaped track, is known as the track too tough to tame.

Darlington Raceway Track

Throughout the year, thousands of NASCAR fans descend on Darlington County to hear those racing engines roar and to remember the dedicated drivers of the past. Darlington Raceway has become a track that makes history and builds heroes.

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Southern 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012. During this legendary Mother's Day weekend, the 2012 Southern 500 will take place. Visit us during the 2012 Southern 500 to join our Mother's Day tradition.

Darlington 200

On May 11, 2012, the up and coming stars of NASCAR wil flood into Darlington Raceway. Come watch as these drivers attempt to conquer the NASCAR Nationwide Series Darlington 200.

VIP Fan Hospitality

Darlington Stripe Zone Entertainment Package

The Darlington Stripe Zone pre-race entertainment package will make your Race Day experience the best it can be! This VIP fan zone will allow you to get eat, relax, enjoy interviews with NASCAR personalities, and walk down pit road. You can do all of this before you watch the Southern 500.

Each package includes:
Pre-Race Pit Pass (from 2:00pm – 6:15pm – times are tentative and subject to change) for self-guided tours and Admission to the Darlington Stripe Zone (2:00pm – scheduled start of the race)

Admission to the Darlington Stripe Zone includes:

  • Appetizers from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Dinner buffet from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Four beer tickets for fans 21 and older (with a valid ID)
  • Special appearance by NASCAR celebrity
  • Live entertainment
  • Official souvenir event program
  • Commemorative track souvenir
  • Prizes all day

*Race tickets are not included in this package. A ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Series race must accompany the Darlington Stripe Zone admission.

Darlington Raceway Museum

Taking a walk through this museum will not only show you the past of Darlington Raceway, but will take you on a trip of the history of NASCAR all over the nation. You can see the classic car that was the winner of the first Mountain Dew Southern 500 displayed here. The convertible that won the most races in one year is also shown here. The Darlington Raceway Museum features the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum is the Darlington Raceway Pit Shop. Stop by and get souvenirs from your favorite drivers, sponsors, and cars. Also featured is the NMPH Hall of Fame that allows you to relive the past of NASCAR heroes. The museum, hall of fame, and gift shop let fans understand the history of their beloved sport.

Darlington Legends Walk

Darlington Legends Walk allows fans to take a stroll down memory lane. Visitors remember many great moments of Darlington Raceway's history as they look at each of the monuments on display. The Darlington Legends Walk is located behind the Wallace and Tyler grandstands.  The six monuments each resemble a Goodyear racing tire and old-style pit board. Darlington Raceway plans to add a new monument each year. The six monuments currently displayed are:

  • Track founder, Harold Brasington
  • South Carolina native, David Pearson
  • South Carolina native, Cale Yarborough
  • Bill Elliott's 1985 Winston Million victory
  • NASCAR legend, Darrell Waltrip
  • The closest finish in NASCAR history between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch

Raceway Driving Schools

Richard Petty Driving Experience
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NASCAR Racing Experience
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Buck Baker Racing School
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Al Lane's The Racing School
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What's new in Darlington County

New Website Launched

The new Darlington County Tourism website in now live. We invite you to browse our new site and discover what makes Darlington County a wonderful place to visit and stay....
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What is Your Favorite Event

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Website Make-Over

We have been undergoing a "make-over" and will be launching an entirely NEW website very soon!...
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Darlington County Events

Pim Farms First Responders Corn Maze

Saturday, Sep 14th 10:00

Darlington Sweet Potato Festival

Saturday, Oct 12th 9:00

26th Annual Society Hill Catfish Festival

Saturday, Nov 2nd 9:00

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Darlington Raceway Tickets

Southern 500

Tickets start at $35 and kids 17 and under get in for just half price! Youth and Military ticket pricing is not available on-line; CALL toll-free 866-459-Race (7223) to order or for additional information. Purchase Tickets

Darlington 200

Tickets start at $30, kids 17 and under are admitted FREE in general admission and are just half price in reserved seating!  Purchase Tickets

VIP Fan Hospitality

The Darlington Raceway Stripe Zone admission tickets are $140 per person. Click here to order your Darlington Stripe Zone pass now or call 866-459-RACE.

Darlington Raceway Museum, Hall of Fame, and Pit Shop

The Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum, NMPA Hall of Fame, and Darlington Raceway Pit Shop are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, and free for kids under the age of 12.

Stories about Local Characters

Meet Harold Brasington

Legend tells of Harold Brasington and his dream to make Darlington the center of the stock car universe.... read about Meet Harold Brasington

Meet J.L. Klickner

Yet another legend speaks of a young Northern architect, J.L. Klickner, who was asked to design a house for Colonel Samuel Hugh Wildes in 1857.... read about Meet J.L. Klickner

Legends of Darlington

Darlington is built on legends and visitors can be sure that they will experience Southern Hospitality at its best while making memories for a lifetime.... read about Legends of Darlington

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