DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (May 31, 2018) – Fans who want to experience the sights and sounds of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series roaring around Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend need to pay a visit to the famed South Carolina track on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5-6.
On those days, Darlington Raceway is hosting a Goodyear tire test session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The test is free and open to the public, giving fans the opportunity to see NASCAR’s stars race around the high banks of the track Too Tough To Tame.
Drivers currently scheduled to participate in the Goodyear tire test are Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Daniel Suarez.
“This is a great opportunity for fans to watch some of the top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get track time at Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles’ Southern 500,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “Fans are invited to come out either day, check out the action, and visit the ticket office to take advantage of great offers we have for tickets to our Bojangles’ Southern 500 and Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 events.”
Darlington Raceway will open one section of the Colvin Grandstands, on the backstretch of the track, for fans to watch the test throughout the day. Fans need to use the Gate 3 entrance to the track off of Highway 151. The parking lot is located next to the track’s administration building.
Fans can also get their picture taken with Darlington’s Chevy Impala pace car, which will be located next to the ticket office.
The Darlington gift shop and stock car museum will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. An adult admission price for the museum will be just $5 for those days only.
*Times of the test and driver participation are subject to change by Goodyear, weather permitting.
Darlington Raceway’s award-winning throwback campaign is The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Deposits can be made by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com.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. Fans are encouraged to post their Bojangles’ Southern 500 stories and memories at, #BojanglesSo500 and #SportClips200.