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Congrats Cale! Darlington Raceway Partners with NASCAR Hall of Fame to Honor Local Racing Legend

April 06, 2012

Ticket package to give fans autograph opportunity with racing great from nearby Timmonsville, S.C.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 6, 2012) – With Cale Yarborough now having been inducted into the third class of the NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, Darlington Raceway will celebrate and honor his achievements during the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend on May 11-12, and they want fans to be part of the festivities.

Darlington and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are partnering on a special ticket offer for fans, which will include an exclusive meet-and-greet and autograph session with the NASCAR legend and hometown hero from Timmonsville, S.C.

For $59, each fan will receive a ticket in the Pearson grandstand for the Bojangles’ Southern 500, a ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (redeemable throughout the season), a 2012 Hall of Fame Yearbook and the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with Yarborough on race day. The package is a savings of $36 if individual tickets were purchased for each venue separately.

The meet-and-greet and autograph session will take place in the Darlington Raceway Fan 101 tent in the fan display area behind the frontstretch grandstands. The autograph session will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 prior to the Bojangles’ Southern 500.

Packages can be purchased by calling 866-459-7223 or by visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com/congratscale.

“Congratulations to Cale on his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Cale is very deserving of his induction and his commitment and dedication to the growth and success of NASCAR and stock car racing is unparalleled,” Darlington president Chris Browning said. “To have a hometown hero like Cale have success at the sports greatest level is wonderful for our state. We are proud of the fact that he still calls his native Timmonsville home and Darlington Raceway his hometown track.”

Yarborough will be on hand during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend participating in various activities, including being honored during pre-race ceremonies for the track’s 109th Sprint Cup race.

A legend in NASCAR and now Hall of Fame inductee, Cale Yarborough is perhaps one of the most notable and most accomplished drivers in the history of the sport of stock car racing.

Yarborough is from Timmonsville, just 15 miles from The Lady in Black, is a local hero to race fans of all generations who call Darlington County home, where they witnessed one of the greatest stock car drivers of his time win five Southern 500 races from 1968-1982.

His legacy and notoriety in the local communities surrounding Darlington is still prevalent today where Yarborough has a local car dealership among other business ventures.

It wasn’t just about his success in racing that made his career special, but to locals, it was about a hometown boy from rural South Carolina making it big on the sport’s grandest stage and putting Darlington on the map.

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 11-12, 2012, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle the track Too Tough To Tame in the Sprint Cup Series Southern 500® and Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200.

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