Darlington announces two thousand seventeen throwback theme
By Track release | NASCAR.com |
January Legitimate, two thousand seventeen at 11.15 AM
The track is pleased to announce “Year Trio” of its award-winning throwback campaign for the Bojangles’ Southern five hundred race weekend on Sept. 1-3, 2017.
The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR will be celebrating the 1985-89 era of the sport in 2017, which like the 1975-84 period it celebrated in 2016, was a time of exceptional growth and exposure for NASCAR.
“The track will be celebrating the 1985-89 time period of the sport during our throwback weekend in 2017,”Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp said. “As we inject the third year of our throwback campaign, we’ll be focusing on drivers, personalities and moments that were compelling in that timeframe, such as the emergence of Dale Earnhardt Sr., Bill Elliott winning the very first Winston Million, and the growth of the NASCAR XFINITY Series(formerly the Busch Grand National Series). It will be an arousing era for the track and industry to feast.”
As the sport moved into the late 1980s, NASCAR champions such as Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Bill Elliott and Rusty Wallace, among others, made a tremendous influence on the sport and will be celebrated during the Labor Day weekend festivities. This year is also the fifty th anniversary of Richard Petty’s one and only Southern five hundred victory (1967).
The honoring of champions from 1985-89 is just one part of the track’s overall strategy to feast its history. Darlington Raceway’s throwback campaign concentrates on specific eras plus the historic moments and drivers that made impacts at “The Track Too Rough to Tame.”
For the third straight year, Darlington Raceway is also excited to announce it will once again highlight its rich history with a commemorative ticket design for the Bojangles’ Southern five hundred linking the past, present and future.
“We’ve liked producing the commemorative tickets for our fans every year of the throwback program,” said Tharp. “It’s significant that our fans who attend the Darlington Raceway NASCAR weekend walk away with a special keepsake that recognizes our rich history and honors the starlets of our sport.”
The retro design will link one thousand nine hundred eighty seven Southern five hundred champ Dale Earnhardt, who ranks 2nd all-time with nine NASCAR Cup Series wins at Darlington Raceway, as well as two thousand sixteen Bojangles’ Southern five hundred winner Martin Truex Jr.
These special tickets will be used for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500. Tickets are expected to be mailed to customers commencing in mid-June. There will also be a retro-style ticket for the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero two hundred that will be unveiled at a later date.
Ticket renewals have been mailed so current fans can renew their seats and race day practices for the two thousand seventeen Labor Day weekend. Renewing tickets early ensures seats at the track’s best prices prior to the opening of all remaining seats to the general public on February 22.
Renewing customers receive many fine benefits for being a loyal customer, including the raceway’s best pricing, for Labor Day weekend.
-Convenient five-part payment plan
-Special renewal pricing for Darlington Stripe Zone Hospitality ($30 savings)
-Special renewal pricing for pre-race pit passes ($Ten savings)
-Special renewal pricing for all-inclusive driver intros, pre-race concert and pre-race pit road access ($15 savings)
-Special renewal pricing for FanVision rentals ($25 savings)
-Special renewal pricing for Racing Electronics scanner rental ($15 savings)
-Special renewal chance to purchase NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero two hundred tickets for just $25 each when you renew your Bojangles Southern five hundred ticket package ($5-10 savings)