The Southern 500 is a Labor Day weekend tradition that dates back to 1950 making it the perfect time to make a trip to Darlington Raceway. The race should be on the bucket list of any NASCAR fan and is always a must-see as it’s one of the last races before the playoffs start. If you can only attend one race during the season, then there are few better than the Southern 500.
Experience the Southern 500 by taking advantage of one of the several suites or club options available to you. The Legends Suites and Tower Club both give you an incredible view of the entire track making them the perfect place to take in the race if you don’t want to miss any of the action. On the other hand, if you want to be close to the action, then you can’t beat the Infield Suites. These suites provide the most exciting place to watch the race and put your right on top of all the action.
In addition to being home to one of the best NASCAR Cup Series races of the season, Darlington is also home to the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum. The museum is a must-see for any NASCAR fan and alone is worth the trip to Darlington. Here you’ll see tons of NASCAR memorabilia including lots of cars driven by legendary drivers such as Richard Petty, so make sure to take some time to see the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum during your visit.
Lastly, those of you looking to visit Darlington in the offseason or live nearby will want to check out the Speed and Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show. The event is perfect for anyone who loves barbecue and cars, so start planning your fall trip to the Darlington Raceway today.
The Darlington Raceway and Southern 500 are both must-sees for any NASCAR fan making a trip to the track the perfect way for you to wrap up the summer.
Things to check out
Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum
No trip to Darlington is complete without checking out the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum. The museum is home to all kinds of racing memorabilia and classic cars including ones driven by legendary drivers such as Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip. The Stock Car Museum also houses the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, so schedule some time during your visit to see the museum.Watch video
Enjoy the race from the Legends Suites above the Colvin Grandstands. These suites give you an incredible view of the backstretch as well as VIP parking and Pre-Race Pit Passes.
The Infield Suites put you right on top of the action. Located in Turn 2 these suites provide you Pre-Race Pit Passes and the ability to watch the race up close making them a fantastic way to take in the race.
Located in Turn 3, the Tower Suites give you a one of a kind view. You can see pretty much the entire track from the Tower Suites making them the perfect place to take in the race.