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When attending the Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway, tailgating is a must. There is no better way to tailgate before the race than to camp out at the track over the weekend. Camping allows you to experience not one, but three days of tailgating fun making it the perfect way to experience all of the pre-race festivities.

Before the big race on Sunday make sure to take advantage of your opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes. The Pre-Race Pit Pass, Darlington Stripe Zone, and T4 Zone are all excellent ways to get close to your favorite driver or race team, so make sure to secure one of them to get the full pre-race experience.

Another can’t miss part of the festivities is the driver introductions. The driver intros are a big part of any race, and it’s no different at Darlington. If you want to get an up-close look at your favorite driver before the race, then the driver intros are a must.

You also won’t want to miss the pre-race concert. The pre-race concert is a fantastic way for you to let loose and celebrate the race weekend with your fellow fans. Come ready to get rowdy and have an incredible time taking in the pre-race concert.

Finally, if you’re bringing the kids to the race, then make sure to sign them up for the Raceway Rascals kids club. The kids club gives young fans the opportunity to attend an autograph session where they can meet their favorite drivers. Kids will also receive a ticket to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday as well.

Whether you’re looking to get a look behind the scenes, party hard, or have a fun family weekend you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for when tailgating before the Southern 500.

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Pre-Race Pit Pass

If you want to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on before the race, then make sure to get a Pre-Race Pit Pass. The Pre-Race Pit Pass gives you exclusive access making it a must for any diehard fan.

Darlington Stripe Zone

Those of you who want to get the most out of your pre-race experience will want to sign up for the Darlington Stripe Zone pre-race entertainment package. The package provides you with a pre-race pit pass and admission to the Darlington Stripe Zone. The Darlington Stripe Zone is home to special celebrity appearances, giveaways, a dinner buffet, and more making it a must for any fan.

Display Area

Make sure to check out the display area before the race. The display area features a variety of exhibits and sponsor tents, so don’t miss it during your visit to Darlington Raceway.

Driver Introductions

Don’t miss the driver introductions, especially if you want to try and catch a look at your favorite driver before the race. The driver introductions are a big part of any race, and it’s no different at the Southern 500, so make sure to be in attendance.

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Pre-Race Concert

Like most stops on the NASCAR tour, the Darlington Raceway is home to a pre-race concert. The concert is a fun part of the race and a great way to let loose so come prepared to party and enjoy the show during your trip to Darlington.

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Raceway Rascals

Sign your kids up for the Darlington Raceway kids club. Raceway Rascals members get free tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sports Clip Haircuts VFW 200 as well as access to an autograph session making it the perfect way to get young fans involved.

T4 Zone

The T4 Zone is one of the best ways to experience the pre-race environment at the Southern 500. Here you’ll be treated to a pre-race COLD pit access, a full meal, air conditioning, and much more.

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