Darlington and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are partnering on a special ticket offer for fans, which will include an exclusive meet-and-greet and autograph session with the NASCAR legend and hometown hero from Timmonsville, S.C.
For $59, each fan will receive a ticket in the Pearson grandstand for the Bojangles’ Southern 500, a ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame redeemable throughout the season, a 2012 Hall of Fame Yearbook and the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with Yarborough on race day. The package is a savings of $36 if individual tickets were purchased for each venue separately.
The meet-and-greet and autograph session will take place in the Darlington Raceway Fan 101 tent in the fan display area behind the frontstretch grandstands. The autograph session will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 prior to the Bojangles’ Southern 500. Packages can be purchased by calling 866-459-7223, or by visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com/congratscale.
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“Cale is very deserving of his induction and his commitment and dedication to the growth and success of NASCAR and stock car racing is unparalleled,” said Darlington president Chris Browning. “To have a hometown hero like Cale have success at the sport’s greatest level is wonderful for our state. We are proud of the fact that he still calls Timmonsville home and Darlington Raceway his hometown track.”
Yarborough is from Timmonsville, just 15 miles from The Lady in Black, is a local hero to race fans of all generations who call Darlington County home, where they witnessed one of the greatest stock car drivers of his time win five Southern 500 races from 1968-1982. Yarborough is still involved in the community, owning a local auto dealership and other business ventures. He will be on hand during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend participating in various activities, including being honored during pre-race ceremonies for the track’s 109th Sprint Cup race.
A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports’ most talented drivers thunder to Gatorade Victory Lane. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, 2012, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle The Track Too Tough To Tame in the Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 and Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200.