Darlington Raceway Blood Drive Returns on September 9

2009 Blood Drive

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) – NASCAR fans will again have the chance in 2010 to visit Darlington Raceway and save a life – just by rolling up their sleeves.

Darlington Raceway, with the American Red Cross, is scheduled to host the annual Darlington Raceway Blood Drive on Thursday, September 9. The Darlington event, scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., will take place inside the track’s infield media center.

Potential donors can register now at www.redcrossblood.org by entering the sponsor code “DarlingtonRaceway” or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Information is also available by calling Darlington Raceway at (843) 395-8892.

The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive seeks to provide a unique experience that brings out goodwill and community pride in race fans.

Those visiting the Darlington Raceway Blood Drive will have the chance to take in a unique racing experience while at the track. Donors will each receive a NASCAR goody bag as well as a pace car ride around the famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval.

Potential blood donors must weigh 110 pounds and be at least 17 years of age (16 with a signed Red Cross parental consent form). Potential donors must be in good health, must not have donated blood in the past 56 days, and must present a current donor card or proper form of photo identification at the time of donation.

Donation slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so potential donors are encouraged to act swiftly to take in the ultimate combination of community and racing.

You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame.

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 Gatorade Victory Lane. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-7, 2011, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle the track “Too Tough To Tame” in the Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kickoff the 2011 racing season at Darlington on March 12, 2011.

The Darlington Historic Racing Festival will make its return on September 24-26. The three-day festival will feature the cars and stars that made motorsports the spectacle it is today. 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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