arlington Raceway fans can welcome the official start of the 2023 NASCAR season at the track Too Tough To Tame’s DAYTONA 500 Watch Party. Darlington Stripe Club season ticket holders and the general public are invited to the event at Mellow Mushroom at 120 Dunbarton Drive, Florence, S.C. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. Attendees will celebrate the running of the 65th annual DAYTONA 500 with food, games and prizes with fellow race fans.
“When the green flag drops in the DAYTONA 500, we’ll welcome the start of the new NASCAR season in the Palmetto State together watching The Great American Race and begin a new countdown to NASCAR’s return to the track Too Tough To Tame in May,” said Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp.
The watch party begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until the checkered flag drops on the first regular-season race of NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary season. Darlington Raceway will host games and NASCAR trivia offering fans the opportunity to win tickets to the Goodyear 400 and Cook Out Southern 500. There will also be drink specials presented by Coca-Cola and Crown Beverages.
For fans who have not purchased their tickets to the spring or fall NASCAR race weekends at Darlington Raceway, a special ticket package will be available to purchase at the DAYTONA 500 Watch Party. Darlington staff will help fans chose seats to give them the best view of the action on the track.
For more information and updates on the DAYTONA 500 Watch Party, visit darlingtonraceway.com.
2023 NASCAR Season
As part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, Darlington Raceway will host NASCAR race weekends on May 12-14 and Sept. 2-3, 2023. In the spring, Darlington will host the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR featuring the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. and NASCAR Cup Series race on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. The track’s highly acclaimed throwback platform will enter its ninth year and promises to provide fans with a one-of-a-kind tribute to the sport’s past, present and future as part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season.
In the fall, Darlington will host the Sport Clips VFW Help A Hero 200 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. and start the Cup Series Playoffs with the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500® over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m. The race will be the first race in the Round of 16 of the Cup Series Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
2023 NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com. Fans can view the full 2023 NASCAR schedule and purchase tickets at www.nascar.com/2023schedule.
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