Fan-Friendly Ticket Options Available for SHOWTIME Southern 500 Weekend

DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 4, 2011) – The 2011 SHOWTIME Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway will be even more fan-friendly with special ticket pricing and new seating sections geared towards families and military service men and women.

The new pricing structure will include discounted youth tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500 for the first time in the track’s 60-plus year history.

“Families are an integral part of our fan base and we want to do everything we can to ensure they have an exceptional experience at our facility,” said Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. “Many of our fans have memories at the track from their childhood and we want to continue providing memorable experiences for all of our fans, young and old.”

Fan-friendly ticketing options for 2011 include:

New Youth Pricing – All youths, 17 and under, are free in general admission seating for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 and just half price in reserved seating for the Royal Purple 200 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500.

Expanded Family Sections –Family Sections are now located in each grandstand and are alcohol and tobacco free.

New Military Pricing – Active and retired service men and women can purchase tickets to any Darlington Raceway event for just half price. Each SHOWTIME Southern 500 military ticket order will receive a free Darlington Raceway camouflage t-shirt. All military members are encouraged to wear these shirts on SHOWTIME Southern 500 race day in order to be recognized during pre-race ceremonies.

Experience Nationwide Race Day as a VIP: New in 2011, the T4 Zone is VIP fan hospitality for the Royal Purple 200 and includes: admission to the T4 Zone tent from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, pre-race pit access, full meal and snacks, unlimited soda and water until scheduled race start, two beer coupons to all guests 21 years of age and older with valid ID, Darlington-branded gift and official souvenir program.

Earn your Stripe in the Darlington Stripe Zone: The Stripe Zone returns in 2011 and as the ultimate SHOWTIME Southern 500 VIP fan hospitality and includes: a pre-race pit pass, appearance from a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, full meal and snacks, unlimited soda and water until scheduled race start, four beer coupons to all guests 21 years of age and older with valid ID, Darlington-branded gift, official souvenir program and live entertainment.

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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