Harry Gant Headlines Driver Appearance Schedule at Darlington Historic Racing Festival
DARLINGTON, S.C. (August 31, 2010) – The Darlington Historic Racing Festival will return to the track “Too Tough To Tame” for a third straight year announced Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. The third annual event will take place September 24-26, 2010.
This year’s event has been expanded to include a third day to accommodate a swap meet and car show, both of which are new additions for the 2010 event. The event will still include hundreds of historic race cars from several different eras including: stock cars, Indy roadsters, modifieds, midgets and sprint cars.
Appearances from some of NASCAR’s biggest legends will also highlight the event. Harry Gant will headline this year’s driver appearance schedule. Gant’s NASCAR career spanned 22 years and included four victories at the track “Too Tough To Tame.” Other NASCAR personalities attending this year’s event include: Johnny Allen, Ray Fox, Charlie Glotzbach, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, Cotton Owens, Marvin Panch, Rex White, Waddell Wilson and Leonard Wood.
In addition to signing autographs, Gant, Wilson, Jarrett and Wood will participate in a question and answer session moderated by legendary Motor Racing Network announcer, Barney Hall.
“Each year the Darlington Historic Racing Festival has gotten bigger and better and this year is no exception,” said Browning. “The addition of the swap meet and car show will add to the festival atmosphere making the event even more enjoyable for fans of all ages.”
The Darlington Historic Racing Festival has built a reputation of hosting some of racing’s most legendary names during its short existence. The 2009 star-studded driver lineup included Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Marvin Panch and open-wheel legend Johnny Rutherford and was a true tribute to racing’s most prestigious events with nine SHOWTIME Southern 500, seven Daytona 500 and three Indianapolis 500 victories represented between the drivers.
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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 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 kick off 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/.