2011 NASCAR Schedule Announced
DARLINGTON, S.C. (Aug. 18, 2010) – The mother of all races, the SHOWTIME Southern 500, will once again be run under the lights at Darlington Raceway on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7, 2011. The 62nd running of NASCAR’s most storied event will take the green-flag at approximately 7:30 pm.
“We are happy to announce that the tradition of NASCAR racing on Mother’s Day weekend will continue at Darlington Raceway in 2011,” said Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. “Since moving our date to Mother’s Day weekend we have had unprecedented success and support from our fans, media and the entire NASCAR community.”
The May NASCAR weekend at Darlington will kick off with a full day of Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series action on Friday, May 6 capped off with the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 that evening.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also return to Darlington in 2011 for the second consecutive year. The Too Tough To Tame 200 is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011 and will be the only NASCAR National Series event that weekend.
“We are very excited about bringing the truck series back to Darlington Raceway in 2011,” said Browning. “This year’s Too Tough To Tame 200 was one of the most competitive races of the 2010 season with several trucks earning Darlington Stripes and we are looking forward to an even more exciting event in 2011.”
Ticket renewal information will be sent to current ticket holders soon with a ticket on sale date expected late this fall. Seat request orders are being taken now for fans not eligible for renewals. To place a seat request order visit DarlingtonRaceway.com or call 866-459-RACE.
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. In 2010, NASCAR’s stars returned 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 also make a stop at Darlington for the first time since the 2004 season.
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/.