Darlington Raceway Set to Host Fan Luncheon with Mark Martin

Mark Martin

DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 3, 2010) – Darlington Raceway will host a fan luncheon with 2009 Southern 500 winner Mark Martin on March 17, Darlington President Chris Browning announced.

Martin will be in town to promote the upcoming Southern 500 set for May 8. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., and will include a question and answer session with the two-time Southern 500 Champion moderated by an announcer from the Motor Racing Network.

Fans interested in attending the event must first sign-up at DarlingtonRaceway.com/MarkMartin. The event will be held at the Florence Civic Center and is free of charge. Directions and information about the Florence Civic Center are available on DarlingtonRaceway.com.

“We wanted to create an event we could invite our fans to participate in,” said Browning. “Mark is a fan favorite, and a perfect fit at Darlington because he has such a great appreciation for the history of our sport, and we are really looking forward to hosting this great event.”

Following the question and answer session five lucky fans and a guest will be selected to attend a meet and greet with Martin.

“Darlington is one of my favorite stops on the schedule. To win the Southern 500 you have to battle the track as well as the other competitors,” said Martin. “The fans that come out and support Darlington are great. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with them on March 17.”

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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 2010, NASCAR’s stars return to battle the track “Too Tough to Tame” in the Sprint Cup Series Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Darlington 200. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also make a stop at Darlington for the first time since the 2004 season.

Don’t miss any of the paint-scraping action at Darlington Raceway in 2010. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series will visit the track on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, for the Southern 500® and Darlington 200. The Camping World Truck Series will make its return to Darlington Raceway for first time since 2004 on August 14 for the Too Tough to Tame 200. Tickets for all three events 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/.

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