DARLINGTON, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2013) – Darlington Raceway and NASCAR have once again partnered to donate 80 trees to the local Darlington, S.C. community through the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS.

This year, the recipient of the 80 trees is the Darlington County School District. Darlington Raceway will also plant an additional 10 trees on its property, bringing the total donation to 90 trees.

A ceremonial tree planting took place at Carolina Elementary School in Hartsville, S.C. on Tuesday to celebrate the donation. Several schools throughout the Darlington County School District will receive a part of the tree donation.

"We love partnering with NASCAR Green on this program. It’s a great opportunity to be environmentally friendly by planting trees in our local communities,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. “Being a green partner with NASCAR is something we take tremendous pride in. It’s important that we continue to participate in these programs and serve as an industry leader with our green initiatives every year.”

Over the past two years, the program has planted over 160 trees in the local communities surrounding the track.

The program was developed to plant trees in various communities around NASCAR-sanctioned racing facilities to help offset the carbon emissions that occur during an event weekend.

Darlington has continued it long-standing commitment to the environment through a variety of different green initiatives over the years. The track Too Tough To Tame was recently honored at the 2013 NASCAR Green Summit in September with the Track Operator Award for its efforts in partnering with Clemson University to plant switchgrass on the speedway property for future use in the production of bio-fuels.

Tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on April 12 and Nationwide Series 200 on Friday, April 11 will officially go on sale to the general public on November 29, 2013. Remember, kids 12 and under are half off for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 and FREE for the Nationwide Series 200 in general admission sections. Visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or call 866-459-7223 for more information.

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.

Media Note: In the attached photo, Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile (right), Darlington County School District Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram (left) and Carolina Elementary School Teacher of the Year Mrs. Julie Hanlin pose with students (L-R) Nya Ambrose, Ally Harless, Danchez McNeal and Hannah Jewell, during the tree-planting ceremony on Tuesday.


Darlington Raceway Media Contact:

Dennis Worden, Director of Public Relations, 843-395-8823, dworden@darlingtonraceway.com

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