Around Town: Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – Be there as the biggest stars of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series earn their Darlington Stripe at the track Too Tough To Tame! The tradition returns to Darlington Raceway September 3-4, 2016! The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 will compete on Sunday, Sept. 4. The NASCAR Xfinity Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 3 (official start times TBA).


Get your tickets today by calling 866-459-7223, going to darli, or stopping by the Darlington Raceway ticket office.

Specially priced tickets to the Bojangles’ Southern 500® and VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 are available for kids! Youth 12 and under are admitted for half-price in any of our reserved grandstands and FREE in the general admission areas.

Darlington Raceway would like to extend its exclusive military ticket pricing program to active duty or retired members of the armed forces. Fans wishing to participate in this program can do so by presenting their active duty or retired military ID at the Darlington Raceway Ticket Office or by visiting their local MWR/ITT office located on base.

Are you a current college student? Great news! You can now SAVE on tickets to the Bojangles’ Southern 500® with your college student ID! Purchase a ticket in the Wallace Grandstand or Colvin Grandstand for ONLY $25.

Upgrade your Race Day experience with the Darlington Stripe Zone pre-race entertainment package! This exciting environment gives fans the opportunity to eat, relax, enjoy interviews with NASCAR personalities and walk down pit road before the Bojangles’ Southern 500®.

Each package includes:
• Pre-Race Pit Pass (from 2:00pm – 5:15pm – times are tentative and subject to change; pre-race pit pass does NOT include garage access) for self-guided tours
• Admission to the Darlington Stripe Zone (2:00pm – scheduled start of the race) which includes:
o Appetizers from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
o Dinner buffet from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
o Four beer tickets for fans 21 and older (with a valid ID)
o Unlimited soda and water
o Special appearance by NASCAR celebrity
o Live entertainment
o Official souvenir event program
o Commemorative track souvenir
o 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.

Cost: $140 per person

Barry Williams, the 1970’s television star who most famously played Greg Brady in the hit series The Brady Bunch, will join Darlington Raceway’s throwback celebration on Labor Day weekend. Williams, who currently stars in the 70s Music Celebration! in Branson, MO., will perform the National Anthem live on NBC for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 4. Williams’ anthem performance adds yet another element to already exciting pre-race festivities celebrating the 1975-84 era of the sport. He will join legendary rock band KANSAS, who will be performing the pre-race concert for the 67th running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500.

You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at Fans are encouraged to post their Bojangles’ Southern 500 stories and memories at #TraditionContinues, #BojanglesSo500 and #SportClips200.

Darlington Raceway has been recognized by the following:

  • 2016 SportsBusiness Journal “Sports Event of the Year” Nominee
  • 2015 NMPA Myers Brothers Award
  • 2015 NASCAR Marketing Team of the Year
  • 2015 NASCAR Track PR Representative of the Year (Dennis Worden)
  • 2015 Community Pride Award (presented by the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce)

Information provided by Darlington Raceway.

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