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Specialty Darlington Raceway, NASCAR license plates available for South Carolina residents

The South Carolina DMV teams up with Darlington Raceway and NASCAR to give fans access to a customizable vanity plates

DARLINGTON S.C. (May 12, 2023)- South Carolina race fans can be “Too Tough To Tame” with the all new Darlington Raceway and NASCAR license plates available at their local DMV, starting May 15.

Today, Darlington Raceway announced that South Carolina licensed drivers can purchase specialty license plates to show off their racing fandom with a portion of the proceeds going to Donate Life South Carolina. In conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Darlington Raceway has created remarkable license plates that will also generate funds for Donate Life South Carolina.

Donate Life South Carolina is solely responsible for managing the organ, eye, and tissue donor registry. They are dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of South Carolinians awaiting life-saving transplants.

“We are so excited to team up with the South Carolina DMV and create these unique license plates that will give fans a chance to show off their support of the raceway,” said Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp. “Even better, the proceeds are going to great cause and that is what makes it so special.”

Residents can order their specialty license plate from their local DMV and choose between four racing designs, fully customizable.

“I want everyone to know how excited the DMV is to reengage and partner with Darlington Raceway and NASCAR to help raise the visibility of one of South Carolina’s tourism gems,” said Executive Director of South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Kevin Shwedo. “Their support of our economy and their support of Donate Life is second to none!”

The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR begins tonight with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series’ Buckle Up South Carolina 200 and continues Saturday, May 13, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Shriners Children’s 200. That sets the table for Sunday’s Goodyear 400, featuring today’s stars of the NASCAR Cup Series and a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets now at so they don’t miss out on this historic opportunity.

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 Stay connected to Darlington Raceway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the NASCAR Tracks App.


Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, 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 sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly 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 annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit and, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).


Matt Humphrey

NASCAR Communications


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