DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 3, 2021) – This year, Darlington Raceway is partnering with organizations making a difference across the Palmetto State for multiple Track Laps for Charity events. The track will host the first Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the track Too Tough to Tame for a donation of $20.
All proceeds for Track Laps for Charity events will benefit Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, and a selected regional charitable organization. The first Track Laps for Charity for 2021 will benefit Darlington Shares and Donate Life South Carolina.
“The opportunity for race fans to take friends and family for laps in their personal vehicles around the track Too Tough to Tame is always a memorable experience,” said Darlington President Kerry Tharp. “As we expand our Track Laps program to give back to the Palmetto State, fans can now have a direct impact in supporting local charities. We look forward to welcoming the community for multiple Track Laps for Charity this year.”
To download the Donate Life South Carolina logo, click here.
“Donate Life South Carolina is forever grateful to the good people at Darlington Raceway! We hope our educational efforts during this year’s Track Laps For Charity will spotlight the need for more donors in South Carolina. Donate Life South Carolina will be there as well to inform the public about the importance of the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry,” states Donate Life South Carolina CEO, Tracy Moore. “This year, on March 20th at Darlington Raceway, we hope many of you will come to the track and enjoy the opportunity this unique event provides!”
Donate Life South Carolina, a state-authorized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is solely responsible for managing the SC Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Registry. They are dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of South Carolinians awaiting life-saving transplants. To learn more about Donate Life South Carolina, visit donatelifesc.org.
To participate in Track Laps for Charity, fans must sign up in advance by visiting darlingtonraceway.com/track-laps.
- All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
- Driver and passengers must sign Track Laps for Charity and COVID-19 waivers in the presence of track personnel.
- All participants must adhere to South Carolina state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
- Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
- Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Darlington Raceway personnel with a lead and chase vehicle.
- Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up.
- For the safety of fans and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants in Track Laps for Charity must remain inside their vehicles at all times.
- Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Darlington Raceway will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Track Laps for Charity, visit darlingtonraceway.com/track-laps.
To learn more about Darlington Shares, go to darlingtonraceway.com/darlingtonshares.
2021 NASCAR Season
The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR moves to a new dedicated spring weekend as The Lady in Black unites generations of race fans to celebrate on Mother’s Day as part of the new spring weekend of action-packed racing featuring all three premier series on May 7-9. Darlington will host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. and the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.
The Tradition Continues as the famed Southern 500® will launch the NASCAR Playoffs for the second consecutive year as part of a Labor Day weekend of racing on Sept. 4-5. The Xfinity Series will compete on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. The Southern 500® Cup Series Playoff race will once again compete at night on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 6:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com.
About Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway, nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough To Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com.
About Donate Life South Carolina
Donate Life South Carolina is the statewide organization whose mission is to promote organ and tissue donation for transplantation and provide patient assistance for South Carolina transplant recipients. Donarte Life South Carolina established and maintains the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry and works in daily partnership with SCDMV. To learn more about Donate Life South Carolina, visit donatelifesc.org.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).