Royal Purple named title sponsor for race at Darlington

Darlington, SC - DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Royal Purple Synthetic Oil has signed a multiyear deal to be the title sponsor for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event held at the Darlington Raceway.

This year's race will be known as the Royal Purple 200 Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts. The green-flag will fly on the event at approximately 7:30 p.m. May 7.

"What a great opportunity to be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Darlington Raceway," said Patrick Burris, motorsports coordinator for Royal Purple. "It's a perfect pairing of Royal Purple's high performance and action packed racing."

Royal Purple, founded in 1986, manufactures high performance lubricants, including marine, racing, snowmobile, and motorcycle oils.

Race day will feature NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series practice, qualifying for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series' in the afternoon, followed by the Royal Purple 200 Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts under the lights. This race showcases some of NASCAR's future stars as they test their skills on the 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval track.

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