POLICIES


DARLINGTON RACEWAY IS COMITTED TO SERVING THE BEST GUEST EXPERIENCE IN MOTORSPORTS!

Please see below our policies to keep our guests safe and provide an enjoyable experience. Have additional questions? Please call us at 866.459.7223.

 

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FALL NASCAR WEEKEND FAQS

Looking for information surrounding protocols in place for our upcoming Cook Out Southern 500 Race Weekend? Check out the details below!

Updated: August 4, 2021

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Methods of Payment

We will be accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card. No cash will be accepted.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations around Darlington Raceway. Learn more how to access the Wi-Fi:

  • Select #Darlington_GuestWiFi from the available networks list in your Wi-Fi settings
  • After the log in screen appears, join the network using a NASCAR account, social media account or create a new account
  • Once complete, you're connected!
Inclement Weather

Please observe the Vision Boards for weather warning signs which will appear when inclement weather is approaching.

For more information on our Weather Protection Plan, please visit here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check out our list of FAQs below to save you time before giving us a call! 

What items are allowed?

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 clear bag or soft-sided cooler, to include alcoholic beverages (no glass containers)
  • Ice
  • Insulated cups - 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, tables 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 event

These items are all permitted through gate entry.

What items are not allowed?

PROHIBITED ITEMS 

  • 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
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 really a personal preference. Example: If you want to see pit action sit on the frontstretch.

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 also accepted. Personal checks are not accepted 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?

If you park just for that day's racing events, parking is free.

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

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

Track Policies

Have a question about our track and grandstand policies? Please see our below guidelines. All guests must have a grandstand ticket regardless of age or the proper approved credential. 

There is no smoking in the grandstands at Darlington Raceway (this includes electronic cigarettes). There are designed smoking areas on the concourse. 

General Rules

- Everyone regardless of age must have a grandstand ticket.
- All coolers and bags are subject to inspection at any time.
- Tickets obtained from sources other than Darlington Raceway and its affiliates may be lost, stolen, or counterfeit and in such cases will not be honored.
- Tickets may not be resold for any price on Raceway property.

Grandstand and Hospitality Rules

Thank you for choosing to attend our events at Darlington Raceway. The following information will help secure the safety of yourself and others:

- One soft-sided cooler per person (maximum size of 14"x14"x14")
- Pre-packaged and sealed food and beverage items in clear bag or soft-sided cooler, to include alcoholic beverages (no glass containers)
- One backpack per person (maximum size of 18"x18"x14") or clutch bag/fanny pack (maximum size of 4.5"x6.5")
- If you have been issued a credential, it should be worn in a visible location and must be accompanied by a photo ID.
- Binoculars, cameras, headsets, etc. worn separately (without a bag) around the neck or belt are also allowed. Seat cushion bags with compartments will be reviewed on a n individual basis. Fans are asked to please be aware that all items brought through grandstand gates are subject to inspection.

Items NOT Permitted In Grandstands Or Hospitality Areas

- NO firearms, knives, fireworks and items restricted by local, state or federal laws, including pocket knifes.
- Displays of the confederate flag will not be allowed.
- NO hard-sided coolers, thermos bottles and insulated cups of any size
- NO strollers (inside the grandstand area)
- NO umbrellas
- NO glass containers
- NO beach balls
- NO seats with arm rest
- NO bags, backpacks or containers larger than the allowed size
- NO pets with the exception of service animals

Please be aware that security will dispose of any restricted items listed above left in or around the gate area. Darlington Raceway will not be responsible for items left in or around Raceway property.

Code of Conduct

To ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests at Darlington Raceway, the following code of conduct has been established. Each guest is responsible to:

Show respect to all guests, Raceway employees and their property

REFRAIN from:
- Sitting in a reserved seat without the appropriate ticket
- Unruly, disruptive, verbally abusive, threatening or illegal behavior
- Foul, abusive or obscene language, gestures, acts, signs or their display on clothing
- Throwing objects within the stadium or onto the racing surface
- Possession inside the track grounds of items not allowed for gate entry
- Intoxication to the point of impairment or resulting in irresponsible behavior risking yourself or other guests
- Fighting, taunting, harassing or threatening other guestsDisplaying signage or flags that impedes sightlines, the event broadcast or on-track competition or contains inappropriate, controversial, prejudicial, obscene or offensive symbols, slogans, language or imagery
- Attempting to interfere with on-track competition

Observe no smoking in all designated grandstand family seating areas, stairs and in elevators

Comply with all parking, camping and RV published rules

Follow all instructions of Raceway personnel

Comply with all local, state and federal law while on the Raceway property

All persons entering the Raceway are subject to reasonable search to protect the safety of the public and to ensure compliance with this Code of Conduct

Items intended for sale or trade may not be brought onto Raceway property, including the parking lots, without a written agreement with the Raceway

The unauthorized resale of tickets in, on or around the Raceway property is not permitted under any circumstances. Persons caught selling tickets in violation may have their tickets and their right to future tickets to the Raceway revoked. To avoid using counterfeit or stolen tickets, please purchase tickets through authorized Raceway ticket outlets only

Darlington Raceway management reserves the right to amend these items and has final determination in what is included in each.
Guests are responsible for their own behavior and the behavior of guests who they have provided admissions to. If Raceway staff or Law Enforcement personnel need to respond to and intervene on any of the above prohibited behaviors, those found to be in violation of this Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection without refund. Violations may result in the loss ticket renewal privileges to future events and/or arrest.

With your help, every guest will have a positive and memorable experience while visiting Darlington Raceway, the Track to Tough to Tame.

Pet Policy

We recognize pets are like family and want to make your visit to Darlington Raceway the best ever. Since we do have many responsible fans and pet owners, we allow dogs and cats (hereafter “Pets”) in our GEICO Caveman Campground, GEICO Grounds Red, Green & Yellow Camping, Pearson & Petty Reserved RV Parking and GEICO Infield RV Park areas.

To make sure we are offering all of our guests the best experience we ask our Pet owners to follow these policies. If at any time these policies are not adhered to, we will request your Pet to be removed from the raceway property immediately.

- All pets must stay within your assigned camping spot; do not walk Pets along roadways.
- Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their Pets and must dispose of their waste properly.
- Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
- Please respect your neighbors.
- Aggressiveness or excessive barking is not permitted.
- Pets are not allowed in the garages or any restricted access areas (with the exception of service animals).
- Pets are not allowed in the grandstand or hospitality areas (with the exception of service animals).

Service Animals:
- Darlington Raceway recognizes the importance of service animals in assisting guests with visual and other impairments.
- Service animals must meet the definition of a service animal as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- These service animals are welcomed throughout the property, but must remain leashed and harnessed at all times.
- Guests are required to bring their own pet waste disposal bags.
- Guests who bring service animals may request wheelchair seating to accommodate the service animals safely and comfortably.

Darlington Raceway management reserves the right to amend these items and has final determination in what is included in each policy.

Weather FAQs


Don’t let the weather keep you from the race. The Weather Protection Program offers fans the opportunity to exchange their unused Grandstand tickets from any NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series postponed race at one of our properties for tickets to another race any time in the next year. No cost, no advance paperwork—the policy automatically comes with tickets purchased from any NASCAR track.

What is the NASCAR Event Policy for inclement weather?

The Weather Protection Program applies to regular grandstand tickets for all NASCAR races (NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) at any participating venue that is postponed and rescheduled to a different date due to inclement weather. Fan(s) may exchange regular grandstand tickets that were not used on the rescheduled date for a future NASCAR race (NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) at a participating property. Unused regular grandstand tickets may be exchanged for a grandstand ticket of equal or lesser value based on event and seating location availability at the time of redemption. Complete the request form below (available once the race has been officially postponed) or contact the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 1-866-459-7223 to inquire about eligibility and exchanging your ticket.

Which tracks are part of the Weather Protection Program?
  • Auto Club Speedway
  • Darlington Raceway
  • Daytona International Speedway*
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Phoenix Raceway*
  • Richmond Raceway
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • Watkins Glen International

*Fans may exchange tickets for any NASCAR event with the exception of the Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series Championship event at Phoenix Raceway.  Only tickets for the Daytona 500 or NASCAR Cup Series Championship event may exchange into the same event the following year.  I.e. If the Daytona 500 is postponed, Daytona 500 ticketholders may exchange their tickets for any participating event or the following year’s Daytona 500.

How much does the Weather Protection Program cost?

Nothing. The protection is free for all customers with a paid regular NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Cup Series grandstand ticket at any of the 11 NASCAR venues listed.

How do I exchange my ticket(s) for a future race event if my race is postponed?

Upon completion of the rescheduled event, the accountholder has 60 days to contact the ticket office at the venue where the race event was postponed by completing the website request form below. Once the form is submitted, a ticket agent will assist you with the exchange process for a regular grandstand ticket for a future NASCAR event at any of the 11 participating venues. A ticket agent will contact you as soon as possible with consideration for the new event date you have requested.

For what future events can I exchange unused tickets?

Eligible regular grandstand tickets may be exchanged for any future NASCAR race at a participating venue within one (1) year of the original event date or for the same race the following year, excluding the Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series Championship event at Phoenix Raceway. Only current Daytona 500 tickets can be redeemed for the next year’s Daytona 500 as well as NASCAR Cup Series Championship for the same event the next year. Eligible tickets must be redeemed within 60 days of completion of the postponed event. If eligible regular grandstand tickets are not redeemed during the allotted timeframe set forth, the exchange opportunity will expire.

What tickets are eligible under this policy?

Only regular grandstand tickets purchased directly from a participating venue are eligible for an exchange under this policy. Complimentary regular grandstand tickets are not eligible for exchange under this policy. Restrictions also apply to corporate tickets and other special purchase situations. Patrons should contact the track ticket office after the postponed event has been completed with questions regarding eligibility.

What if I used some of my tickets for the rescheduled event but not all of them?

Any eligible unused regular grandstand ticket(s) for the rescheduled event date may be redeemed. Complete the request form below or contact the track ticket office at 866-459-7223 to inquire about the eligibility of your grandstand ticket(s).

What about other purchased items such as parking, camping, pit or fan zone passes, etc?

The Weather Protection Program only covers regular grandstand tickets.

Can I get a cash refund for my tickets?

No. Cash refunds will not be issued. This policy allows regular grandstand tickets to be exchanged for future NASCAR races at any NASCAR venue listed.

What if the event is delayed?

The Weather Protection Program only applies if a race event is postponed and moved to a date other than the originally scheduled date.  Delayed races regardless of the length of delay are not eligible, including if the event completes after 11:59pm.

What if the event is shortened due to weather?

The Weather Protection Program will not apply to races that were shortened due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances where the event is counted as official by the appropriate sanctioning body.

GEICO Campgrounds Rules

Camping with us for the weekend? See below our rules and guidelines if you are staying in one of our GEICO Campgrounds. 

Outside Camping Rules

Petty Blvd/Pearson Blvd and GEICO Caveman Campground

  • Darlington Raceway is a family friendly facility. “Quiet Time” is from midnight to 6 a.m. Loud music and noise will not be tolerated. Alcohol-impaired, belligerent or obnoxious guests will be escorted from the facility by track security. To report any incidents please contact race track security at 843-395-8849.
  • The use of generators are permitted. We ask for generators to remain quiet, if not, we will ask for them to be turned off
  • The use of external speakers is NOT allowed.
  • Fireworks are NOT allowed at any time on raceway property.
  • Licensed motorcycles are allowed on Raceway property. They are NOT, however, to be used for transportation around the facility.
  • Vehicles that will not fit in your reserved area will need to be parked in an adjacent lot.
Infield Camping Rules

GEICO GECKO RV PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Each RV space is equipped with one standard 50-amp electrical hookup. The track does not furnish them.  As a result, the use of generators is not permitted.
  • All motor home vehicles must be self contained.
  • All Auxiliary vehicles in tow which do not fit in your parking space will be parked outside of the track in a designated area.
  • Darlington Raceway is a family friendly facility. “Quiet Time” is from midnight to 6 a.m. Loud music and noise will not be tolerated. Alcohol-impaired, belligerent or obnoxious guests will be escorted from the facility by track security. To report any incidents please contact race track security at 843-395-8849.
  • The use of external speakers is NOT allowed
  • Golf carts, bicycles, ATVs and motor scooters are NOT allowed on Raceway property. Please leave them at home.
  • Licensed motorcycles are allowed on Raceway property. They are NOT, however, to be used for transportation around the facility.
  • All tents and tarps must be removed prior to you leaving raceway property.
  • All flags must be lowered prior to ANY racetrack activity. This includes practice, qualifying and both races. Only non-metallic flagpoles are permitted.

GEICO GROUNDS GREEN/YELLOW + GEICO GROUNDS RED RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Darlington Raceway is a family friendly facility. “Quiet Time” is from midnight to 6 a.m. Loud music and noise will not be tolerated. Alcohol-impaired, belligerent or obnoxious guests will be escorted from the facility by track security. To report any incidents please contact race track security at 843-395-8849.
  • The use of generators are permitted. We ask for generators to remain quiet, if not, we will ask for them to be turned off
  • The use of external speakers is NOT allowed.
  • Licensed motorcycles are allowed on Raceway property. They are NOT, however, to be used for transportation around the facility. Please leave them at home. All tents and tarps must be removed prior to you leaving raceway property.
  • All flags must be lowered prior to ANY racetrack activity. This includes practice, qualifying and both races. Only non-metallic flagpoles are permitted.
Pet Policy

We recognize pets are like family and want to make your visit to Darlington Raceway the best ever. Since we do have many responsible fans and pet owners, we allow dogs and cats (hereafter “Pets”) in our GEICO Caveman Campground, GEICO Grounds Red, Green & Yellow Camping, Pearson & Petty Reserved RV Parking and GEICO Infield RV Park areas.

To make sure we are offering all of our guests the best experience we ask our Pet owners to follow these policies. If at any time these policies are not adhered to, we will request your Pet to be removed from the raceway property immediately.

  • All pets must stay within your assigned camping spot; do not walk Pets along roadways.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their Pets and must dispose of their waste properly.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Please respect your neighbors.
  • Aggressiveness or excessive barking is not permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed in the garages or any restricted access areas (with the exception of service animals).
  • Pets are not allowed in the grandstand or hospitality areas (with the exception of service animals).

Service Animals:

  • Darlington Raceway recognizes the importance of service animals in assisting guests with visual and other impairments.
  • Service animals must meet the definition of a service animal as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • These service animals are welcomed throughout the property, but must remain leashed and harnessed at all times.
  • Guests are required to bring their own pet waste disposal bags.
  • Guests who bring service animals may request wheelchair seating to accommodate the service animals safely and comfortably.