O'Reilly Auto Parts Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the Darlington Historic Racing Festival

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DARLINGTON, S.C. (July 7, 2009) - O'Reilly Auto Parts, a leading retailer of automotive parts and accessories, has been signed as the presenting sponsor for the second annual Darlington Historic Racing Festival, announced track president Chris Browning. The Darlington Historic Racing Festival presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27. The event will offer fans two days of excitement featuring question and answer sessions with racing legends, exhibition laps by over 100 historic race cars including stock cars, Indy roadsters, midgets and modifieds, autograph sessions, a large display and vendor area, car corrals, and a variety of other activities. "O'Reilly Auto Parts has been a great partner since coming on board in 2008," said Browning. "We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with O'Reilly Auto Parts with the presenting sponsorship of the Darlington Historic Racing Festival." "Our partnership with Darlington Raceway has been very successful," said Wes Wise, Director of Marketing for O'Reilly Auto Parts. "The Darlington Historic Racing Festival gives us a great opportunity to expand our relationship and offer discounted tickets to the event to O'Reilly customers; it is a win-win for everyone." Discounted one-day tickets for the event can be purchased at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Charlotte, North Carolina and Greenville, Columbia and Florence, South Carolina areas beginning on August 24 for only $10, a $5 discount off the regular price. Children age 12 and under will be admitted to the event for free. Each admission includes access to the garage and infield area. 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®, returned to Darlington Raceway as part of the famed track's celebration of 60 Seasons of Racing. Don't miss the 2009 Darlington Historic Racing Festival presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts. The event will feature something for the entire family. Tickets for the event are $15 per day or $25 for the entire weekend, kids age 12 and under will be admitted free and each admission includes access to the garage and infield area. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 843-395-8802 or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.

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