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Darlington Raceway to host DAYTONA 500 Watch Party, Feb. 18

Event will be held at Mellow Mushroom in Florence, SC

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2024) – Darlington Raceway announced today that it will be hosting its watch party for the 66th running of the Great American Race on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Mellow Mushroom at 120 Dunbarton Drive, Florence, S.C.

“We welcome everyone to come celebrate the start of the new season with our DAYTONA 500 watch party at Mellow Mushroom,” said Darlington Raceway President Josh Harris. “It’s a can’t miss race, and there’s no better way to view it than with fellow race fans from across the Pee Dee Region.”

The event will be held from 1:30 p.m. up until the checkered flag waves for the inaugural regular season race of the 2024 season. Throughout the watch party, Darlington Raceway will be hosting games and NASCAR trivia where fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to both the Goodyear 400 and the Cook Out Southern 500. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to win great prizes from iHeart Media and Coca-Cola. Drink specials will also be available, courtesy of Southern Crown Beverage.

For more information and updates on the DAYTONA 500 Watch Party, visit https://www.darlingtonraceway.com/d500watchparty/.

Darlington Raceway will be hosting two NASCAR race weekends this year on May 10-12 and Aug. 31-Sept.1. This spring, the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR begins with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Race on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Then, the action will continue into Saturday, May 11, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at 1:30 p.m. Finally, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series will pay homage to their grassroots origins in the Goodyear 400 on Sunday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m.
In the fall, racing at Darlington Raceway will fire off with the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. Then, drivers of the NASCAR Cup Series will make one final push to lock themselves into the playoffs as the regular season concludes with the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m.

NASCAR fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com while supplies last.

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

About NASCAR
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 14 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 Canada Series, 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 five 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 www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, X and Snapchat.