2009 Southern 500® Tickets On-Sale Now

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DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 16, 2008) – After many long months of waiting, tickets for the 2009 Southern 500® at Darlington Raceway are now on-sale to the public.

Darlington Raceway will celebrate 60 years of racing in 2009 and the celebration will begin with the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 on Friday, May 8.

On Saturday, May 9, one of NASCAR’s most revered races returns to Darlington Raceway – the Southern 500®. The Southern 500®, known by many as NASCAR’s greatest annual challenge, will be run under the lights for the first time ever at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.

“Celebrating 60 years of racing and the return of the Southern 500® are going to make 2009 a very special year for Darlington Raceway and NASCAR fans alike,” said Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. “We are very much looking forward to hosting another successful NASCAR weekend on May 8 and 9, 2009.”

For fans looking for the ultimate Darlington NASCAR experience there is the Darlington Stripe Zone. The Darlington Stripe Zone is a pre-race hospitality option that fans can add to their existing grandstand ticket for an additional cost. Each Darlington Stripe Zone pre-race package includes: appearances by NASCAR drivers and legends, pre-race food and beverage including four beer coupons, pre-race pit pass, raceway souvenir, official event program, giveaways and live entertainment.

NASCAR tickets make a great Mother’s Day gift; so why not bring your mom to the mother of all race tracks – Darlington Raceway. Be a part of history when Darlington Raceway celebrates 60 years of racing in 2009. Tickets to the 2009 Southern 500®, as well as the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 will go on-sale to the general public on September 20, 2008. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.

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