Speed and Feed

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Nov. 5, 2014) – Darlington Raceway’s Speed & Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show has become one of Darlington Raceway’s signature events.

The success of the second year festival is attributed to the support of the track’s great community members and partners. The event will again have charity elements, which support the local municipality and its residents.

For a donation of $10 per person or five non-perishable food items, guests will receive pace car/truck laps around the high-banked Darlington Raceway. All proceeds from the rides will directly benefit The Lord Cares food bank in Darlington.

“This is a great opportunity to make a donation to support a wonderful organization - The Lord Cares,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. “Darlington Raceway and The Lord Cares share the same passion for our local community. They are truly a great partner and have fed Darlington families in need for over 20 years.”

Additionally, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will be on site accepting monetary donations for the holiday season. The track has partnered with Toys for Tots since 2010.

The festival is made possible because of the tremendous support of partners who are participating in the event, including presenting sponsors Sam Carbis Solutions Group and Piggly Wiggly.

Other businesses who are contributing to its success are: Anderson Brass, Bojangles’, Brandt, Carolina Bank, Coca-Cola Co., Crown Beverage, The Decal Source, Florence Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Georgia-Pacific, G&G Outfitters, Honda of South Carolina, Hyman Paper & Chemical Co., Lathan Consulting Corporation, Le Bleu/Green Mountain Coffee, Martinsville Speedway, Motor Racing Network, NASCAR, the News & Press, OneMain Financial, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Palmetto Staffing, Papa John’s, Brown Pennington Atkins Funeral Home, Raceway Ford & Chevrolet, Raines Hospitality, WBTW TV 13, Weaver Media and West Oil/Markette.

“We can’t thank our partners enough for their support,” Wile said. “It’s is overwhelming to see so many business and organizations getting involved with the events we host.”

The event, which will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, will again be held in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage and is FREE to the public. A tasting wristband will be available for $5 per person, per day.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, guests that purchase the $5 wristband will have the opportunity to sample chicken wings from the over 40 cook teams who are scheduled to participate. A concert with local favorite Painted Man will begin at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, gates will open to the public at 8:00 a.m. with BBQ sampling beginning at 11:00 a.m. The concert stage will feature Nashville recording artists’ Radio Romance.

The BBQ competition will be judged by officials from the South Carolina BBQ Association with the winner receiving a $2,500 cash prize and the chance to compete in the 2015 World Food Championships in Las Vegas. The BBQ awards presentation will take place at 1:15 p.m. on the event stage.

The car show will be held both days with a cruise around the track on Friday night under the lights at 6:30 p.m. as well as Saturday at 3:30 p.m. following the awards presentation.

For more information, visit or call 843-395-8812 during normal business hours.

The Tradition Returns to Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 is set for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting

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