Darlington Night Race Leads Voting in NASCAR.com Poll

Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 8, 2011) – It has long been known that the SHOWTIME Southern 500, under the lights at Darlington Raceway, was a favorite among NASCAR fans and now fans are letting their voices be heard in a poll on NASCAR.com.

With three of the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup events being held at night, the most recent fan poll question on NASCAR.com asks fans to rate their favorite upcoming night. The SHOWTIME Southern 500 quickly jumped out to the lead passing this weekend’s event at Texas Motor Speedway and the late-April event at Richmond International Raceway as the favorite upcoming night race among fans polled.

“This poll shows just how much NASCAR fans appreciate the tradition and excitement that surrounds the SHOWTIME Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway. No other track on the circuit offers as much non-stop racing action and as much beating and banging as Darlington Raceway,” said track President Chris Browning. “We are looking forward to having everyone at Darlington Raceway for the SHOWTIME Southern 500 and treating them to some true southern hospitality on Mother’s Day weekend.”

Currently, the poll has over 42,000 responses with Darlington receiving more than 19,400 (46%) totally votes. Fans can still cast their vote by visiting NASCAR.com and scrolling to the bottom of the homepage.

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.

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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