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Darlington Raceway to celebrate Cale Yarborough with car display

DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 27, 2024) – Darlington Raceway announced today that it will honor late NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough with the display of his No. 29 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass in the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum as it prepares for NASCAR’s Official Throwback Weekend, May 10-12.

Donated to the Florence County Museum in 2016, the No. 29 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass is the last vehicle raced by Yarborough in his illustrious career. Between 1987-88, Yarborough competed in 26 races on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, which included two top-five finishes (4th at Pocono, 5th at Talladega) and seven top-10 results. The Florence County Museum delivered the No. 29 Oldsmobile to Darlington earlier this week, where it will remain on display in the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum.

“Throwback Weekend pays tribute to the drivers, crew members and team owners that paved the way for stock car racing as we know it today,” said Josh Harris, Track President of Darlington Raceway. “With the Lady in Black serving as Cale’s home track, it’s an honor to commemorate his impact to our sport with a display of his historic No. 29 car.”

Throughout his legendary 31-year career, the Timmonsville, S.C., native amassed 83 wins, placing him sixth all-time in NASCAR history. His résumé boasts four DAYTONA  500 wins, five Southern 500 victories, three consecutive NASCAR Cup Series Championship titles (1976-78) and three NMPA Driver of the Year awards.

Yarborough, who passed away last December, is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Stock Car Hall of Fame at the Raceway Museum, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame (class of 2012). Darlington Raceway’s NASCAR Cup Series Garage was dedicated to Cale – the Cale Yarborough Garage – during Labor Day weekend in 2016.

“It’s a pleasure to team up with Darlington Raceway to help showcase NASCAR history as we approach the Official Throwback Weekend,” said Florence County Museum Curator Stephen Motte. “Cale Yarborough’s 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass represents the growth of stock car racing over the years and encapsulates his permanent mark on NASCAR history.”

Yarborough’s historic car is one of many displayed to fans inside the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET. For fans visiting during NASCAR’s Official Throwback Weekend, May 10-12, at Darlington Raceway, the museum will have extended hours. Museum admission during race weekend is $5 for Adults and Kids 12 and Under are Free.

The racing action kicks off with the Buckle Up South Carolina 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11. Then, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series will pay homage to their grassroots origins in the Goodyear 400 at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12.

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.

 

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