DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (April 17, 2019)Darlington Raceway announced today Hartsville, S.C. native Haylee Johnson has been selected as the Lady in Black for 2019.


As the Lady in Black, Johnson will serve as a key ambassador for Darlington Raceway throughout the year. She will represent the track at various community and media events as well as the 70th annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend.


“We are pleased that Haylee Johnson will be our Lady in Black for 2019,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “Haylee has a wonderful personality and understands the importance of Darlington Raceway in our community, having grown up in nearby Hartsville. She will be a great ambassador for the track.”


Johnson is excited to get started in her new position.


“This is a great opportunity for me to serve as Darlington Raceway’s Lady in Black,” Johnson said. “I’m excited to get started and represent the track at many events this year.”


Johnson is a 2018 graduate of Hartsville High School. She is currently a student at Francis Marion University, where she is studying nursing. She is also currently employed at The Retreat of Carolina Bay assisted living facility in Hartsville.


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. 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. on NBCSN. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 will race on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at 4 p.m. on NBC. Tickets are on sale now 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.


Darlington Raceway Media Contact:

Dennis Worden, Sr. Director of Communications, 843-395-8823, [email protected]