Darlington Raceway Announces Race Rates for Race Fans Hotel Partnership

Hilton Garden Inn - Florence

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2010) – Darlington Raceway has partnered with several local hotels to form a new program called Race Rates for Race Fans announced track President, Chris Browning.

Hotels on the new program have agreed to reduce minimum stay requirements and offer rooms at a reasonable rate for the 2010 Southern 500 on Mother’s Day weekend.

“One of the things we heard from our fans following the 2009 Southern 500 was that the travel costs to get to the event really added up,” said Browning. “After hearing that, we reached out to our local hotel vendors and had a great response from them about our Race Rates for Race Fans program. We are extremely pleased that these hotels see the value of Darlington Raceway fans to the local community and appreciate their business as much as we do.”

Fans that are traveling to the Southern 500 can access the Race Rates for Race Fans hotel list by visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com/Experience-Darlington/Race-Rates-for-Race-Fans.aspx or calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE.

Leading the charge for local hotels with the Race Rates for Race Fans program was Raldex Hospitality Group. Based in Florence, Raldex has five hotels within minutes of Darlington Raceway.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to help race fans attend the 2010 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, said Mike Alexander, General Manager of the Raldex owned Hilton Garden Inn in Florence. “Darlington Raceway is one of the top tourist destinations in our area, and generates a tremendous economic impact.  We look forward to making the Southern 500 one of the most economical races for fans to attend.”

In addition to the five Raldex owned properties, other hotels in Florence include the Days Inn and Ramada Inn at Young’s Plantation. For fans looking to combine the Southern 500 with relaxation in Myrtle Beach, the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront is a perfect getaway.

For a complete list of hotels call 866-459-RACE or visit DarlingtonRaceway.com. Fans are encouraged to check back often as new hotels will be added to the site as they become available.

Darlington Raceway or the track “Too Tough to Tame” as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Victory Lane. In 2010, NASCAR’s stars return to battle the track “Too Tough to Tame” in the Sprint Cup Series Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Darlington 200. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also make a stop at Darlington for the first time since the 2004 season.

Don’t miss any of the paint-scraping action at Darlington Raceway in 2010. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series will visit the track on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, for the Southern 500® and Darlington 200. The Camping World Truck Series will make its return to Darlington Raceway for first time since 2004 on August 14 for the Too Tough to Tame 200. Tickets for all three events are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.

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