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Darlington Raceway brings back NASCAR Cup Series Hauler Parade, Sept. 1


Annual fan-favorite tradition returns after a three-year hiatus and includes pre-parade festivities at Florence-Darlington Technical College

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Aug. 3, 2023) — Back by popular demand, Darlington Raceway announced today that the NASCAR Cup Series Hauler Parade will return after a three-year hiatus for the Crown Royal presents Darlington Labor Day Race Weekend.

The parade will be held Friday, Sept. 1, with the route beginning at Florence-Darlington Technical College and ending at The Track Too Tough to Tame. Beginning at 4 p.m., fans are invited to the Florence-Darlington Technical College staging area, where they can take photos with their favorite haulers while enjoying music and food from local vendors.

The parade was a long-standing Darlington Raceway tradition until the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined the parade in 2020.

“It‘s terrific that we can bring back this incredible experience for our fans,” said Kerry Tharp Darlington Raceway President. “We are grateful for Florence-Darlington Technical College, President, Dr. Jermaine Ford, and the administrative staff for their help with bringing back this great tradition, which is a fitting way to say thank you for all of the fan support we receive each year.”

The haulers will depart Florence-Darlington Technical College at 6:00 p.m. and make their way to historic Darlington Raceway where they will load into the NASCAR Cup Series Garage.

To download the NASCAR Cup Series Hauler Parade map and directions, click here.

Racing action begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series‘ Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200. Then at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs begin in style with the Cook Out Southern 500, one of NASCAR‘s crown jewel events.

NASCAR fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets 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 500u00ae. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com. Stay connected to Darlington Raceway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the NASCAR Tracks App.


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