573 Lives Potentially Saved at 2010 Darlington Raceway Blood Drive

2009 Blood Drive

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2010) – Darlington Raceway fans once again proved that they are the best fans in all of sports during the 2010 Darlington Raceway Blood Drive.

The fifth annual drive saw an outstanding turnout of race fans yielding 191 units of blood collected and a potential 573 lives saved. Each donor received a NASCAR prize bag as well as a pace car ride around the famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval.

The turnout was one of the largest one day blood drive collections on record in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.

“We had a great turnout and hope to continue partnering with Darlington Raceway for this event for many years to come,” said Mike Skipper, Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross. “The NASCAR prize bags and pace car rides were a real treat for all of the donors.”

“The annual Darlington Raceway Blood Drive is a great way to give back to our local community,” said Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. “Darlington Raceway fans are the most passionate fans in all of NASCAR and are always ready and willing to step-up and support the community in any way possible and it certainly showed today with so many donors coming out to support the American Red Cross.”

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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 Gatorade Victory Lane. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-7, 2011, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle the track “Too Tough To Tame” in the Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the 2011 racing season at Darlington on March 12, 2011.

The Darlington Historic Racing Festival will make its return on September 24-26. The three-day festival will feature the cars and stars that made motorsports the spectacle it is today. 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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