Darlington Raceway Signs Godaddy.Com As Presenting Sponsor For The 2009 Southern 500®


DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 13, 2009) – GoDaddy.com, the world's dominant Web hosting domain registrar, has signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the 2009 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, track president Chris Browning announced today. The Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com will be run on May 9, 2009.

“Everyone at Darlington Raceway is very excited to welcome our newest partner, GoDaddy.com, to the Darlington family,” said Browning. “This partnership is a true testament to the prestige of the Southern 500 brand and Darlington Raceway. We are looking forward to working with everyone at Go Daddy and celebrating our 60th Season of Racing with them in 2009.”

"Darlington is a great fit for GoDaddy.com," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "This NASCAR event has all the ingredients we look for in a Go Daddy sponsored event...excitement, competition and a legendary reputation. The track has a history of eating cars, drivers and teams – so you can count on top-notch thrills from the world's best stock car drivers."

Go Daddy has continued to increase its support of NASCAR – expanding its sponsorship of Go Daddy spokesmen and NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his protégé, Brad Keselowski. In fact, Keselowski intends to race the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets in this season’s Southern 500.

Earnhardt Jr. was actually a Go Daddy customer long before becoming a company spokesman and currently writes a popular blog at www.GoDaddy.com/DaleJr. As Earnhardt attests from personal experience, Go Daddy makes getting online easy and affordable – offering some 40-plus products that make registering a domain, designing and hosting a Web site, purchasing an SSL certificate, blogging, even starting an online business – simple. Go Daddy’s products and services are backed by industry-best 24/7 personalized customer service. 

Darlington Raceway or the track “Too Tough to Tame” as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Victory Lane. In 2009, a NASCAR tradition, the Southern 500® presented by GoDaddy.com, will return as Darlington Raceway celebrates 60 Seasons of Racing.

Be a part of history when Darlington Raceway celebrates 60 years of racing in 2009. Tickets to the 2009 Southern 500® presented by GoDaddy.com, as well as the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.

 NOTE: Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com logo attached.

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