Thursday, January 28, 2016

Darlington Announces Retro Southern 500 Tickets

When fans received their Darlington Raceway tickets in the mail last season, the throwback look commemorating the track’s 1974 ticket was enough to bring back nostalgic memories.  

In the second year of its throwback campaign, Darlington has announced that it will once again commemorate the sport’s rich history with a retro-style ticket for its events on September 2-4, 2016. 

The retro design will mimic the look of the ticket from the 1978 Southern 500. It features South Carolina native and Darlington Raceway legend David Pearson, the track’s all-time leader in  Cup Series wins with 10 victories. Similar to last season, the ticket will also link eras by honoring last year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 winner, Carl Edwards, in a similar fashion. 

“The retro-style ticket was one of many touchpoints fans enjoyed during last season’s throwback festivities,” track President Chip Wile said. “We felt that it was important to continue to honor our rich history with a tremendous champion like David Pearson, while also celebrating last year’s winner Carl Edwards, on the ticket.” 

These special tickets will be used for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 and NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200. Tickets are expected to be mailed to customers in mid-June. 

Ticket renewals have been mailed reminding fans to renew their seats for the 2016 Labor Day race weekend. Renewing early guarantees seats at the track’s best prices prior to the opening of all remaining seats to the general public on February 17. 

“We want our fans to take advantage of all the great pricing and benefits we offer during the renewal period,” Wile said. “This is the best way to guarantee your seats or campsites for Labor Day weekend, which will feature another exciting throwback celebration in 2016.” 

Renewing customers receive a number of benefits, including the raceway’s best pricing for Labor Day weekend. Other benefits include a five-part payment plan, special renewal pricing for Darlington Stripe Zone Hospitality ($30 savings), special renewal pricing for pre-race pit passes ($5 savings) and a $10 savings on all-inclusive driver intros, pre-race concert and pre-race pit road access.  

In addition, renewing fans will receive special pricing for FanVision rentals ($15 savings) and Racing Electronics scanner rental ($10 savings), in addition to an opportunity to purchase NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 tickets for just $25 each when renewing a Bojangles’ Southern 500 ticket package. 

Guests may renew their tickets and campsites by calling 866-459-RACE (7223) or visiting The renewal deadline is Friday, Feb. 5.

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