FAQs

See below for some of Darlington Raceway's most frequently asked questions.

What items are allowed?

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PERMITTED ITEMS

  • One backpack per person (maximum size of 18"x18"x14") or clutch bag/fanny pack (maximum size of 4.5"x6.5")
  • One soft-sided cooler per person (maximum size of 14"x14"x14")
  • Sunscreen, sunblock, hand sanitizer, and bug spray (aerosol, gel, or liquid forms)
  • Pre-packaged and sealed food and beverage items in a clear bag or soft-sided coolers, including alcoholic beverages (no glass containers)
  • Ice
  • Insulated cups - the maximum size of 64 oz.
  • Cameras, binoculars, scanners, and headsets that can be worn over the neck, belt, or carried in a clear bag
  • iPads, tablets, and laptops computers
  • Seat cushions without metal components
  • Cigarettes and lighters
  • Service animals
  • Nationality flags attached to a pencil-sized wooden stick. Flags may not obstruct any other fan's view of the event

These items are all permitted through gate entry.

What items are not allowed?

NON-LICENSED MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE NOT PERMITTED. THIS INCLUDES: GOLF CARTS, SCOOTERS, ATV’S, UTV’S, HOVERBOARDS/SKATEBOARDS, RIDING COOLERS, SEGWAYS, E-BIKES (ELECTRIC BICYCLES), RIDING BAR STOOLS, DUNE BUGGIES, AND RAZORS. A VEHICLE THAT IS STREET LEGAL OR LICENSED TO OPERATE ON THE ROADWAY DOES NOT MEAN IT IS ALLOWED ON DARLINGTON RACEWAY PROPERTY. DARLINGTON WILL REVIEW VEHICLES ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DEEM THEM UNAUTHORIZED. PLEASE LEAVE THEM AT HOME.

PROHIBITED ITEMS 

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  • Foam or hard-sized coolers regardless of size
  • Any firearm
  • Knives not longer than 3 inches in length when closed or longer than 6 inches in length when open
  • Utility tools (multi-purpose tool) with a knife blade longer than 3 inches
  • Displays of the confederate flag
  • Fireworks
  • Glass or ceramic containers of any kind
  • Dry ice
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Noise makers and air horns
  • Aerosol cans (with the exception of sunscreen, sun block, hand sanitizer, and bug spray)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Tripods and monopods that are either solid or collapsible
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Seat cushions with metal components
  • Collapsible chairs
  • Wagons
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones
  • Frisbees, balloons, beach balls or any other projectile
  • Skateboards, hover boards, roller skates and bicycles
  • Obscene or indecent clothing
How do I access Pre-Race Experience?

PRE-RACE EXPERIENCE REDEMPTION INSTRUCTIONS
REDEEM YOUR PRE-RACE EXPERIENCE PASS FOR YOUR WRISTBAND BEFORE SUNDAY AND SKIP THE WAIT. Simply stop by the ticket office and have your pass scanned.

Can't stop by before Sunday? No worries! Stop by the ticket office on Sunday or any Pre-Race Experience entrance to redeem your wristband.

ENTRANCES WILL OPEN UP AT 12:30

  • Enter Pre-Race Experience at any of the locations below:
  • West Tunnel
  • The Walk of Champions
  • Entrance Portals at the bottom of the Wallace Grandstand
  • Infield Side of the tunnels

EXITING IS BASED ON YOUR SEAT LOCATIONS:

  • For Wallace and Tyler, please exit through the portals located at the base of the Wallace Grandstand
  • For Brasington, please exit through the Walk of Champions
  • For Pearson, please exit through the West Tunnel
Can I purchase Enhanced Refund Coverage?

The NASCAR’s Ticket Refund Coverage is available during the purchase process for customers when ordering their tickets.  This refund coverage is NASCAR’S promise to their fans to protect their purchase with an Enhanced Refund Protection Purchase!

What are the phone hours?

Monday - Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm

What are your ticket office hours?

The Darlington Raceway Ticket Office hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Ticket agents are available via phone during the day and after office hours and on weekends by calling 866-459-RACE (7223).

Where is Will Call located?

Will Call is located at the front stretch ticket office at gate 16 and backstretch ticket office at gate 3. You also must have a picture ID.

Where are the best seats?

The “best’ seat is a personal preference. Some fans prefer to sit higher so they can see more of the entire track, while some like to be closer to the action down low. We offer seats directly across from pit road on the frontstretch or sit closer to the turns in Brasington Tower or the newly renovated seats in Pearson Tower.

What payment methods does Darlington Raceway accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. Payment by check, money order, traveler's checks and cash are only accepted prior to race week. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON RACE WEEK.

Where is the start/finish line?

The start finish line is in front of Tyler Tower, Section M and in the Wallace Grandstand at Section J.

How much is parking for the day?

We offer free daily event parking for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. We also offer an upgrade parking option for a fee in our Pole Position lot. Overnight parking (camping) is available in designated lots for RV’s and Tent Camping.

May I leave the infield to visit the display area or museum?

Yes, Darlington Raceway runs a "walk only" passout at the west tunnel.

How do I buy and sell tickets on SeatGeek?

SeatGeek is the Official Ticket Marketplace of NASCAR. That means that regardless of whether tickets are sold out or hard to come by, you'll always find great tickets on SeatGeek.

You can find tickets to upcoming events at Darlington Raceway by clicking here, or just search "NASCAR" on SeatGeek.com to find upcoming races near you. If you can't make a race and want to sell your tickets, navigate to SeatGeek.com, click on 'Sell' and follow the prompts to list them instantly.

What about tickets purchased through SeatGeek, Stubhub, Vivid or other secondary markets?

Tickets purchased through any channel other than the main track ticket office are not covered under the Weather Protection Program. Only regular grandstand tickets for a postponed NASCAR event purchased directly from the track are eligible for an exchange under this policy.