Darlington ramps up fan experience for Labor Day weekend

Darlington ramps up fan experience for Labor Day weekend
(Source: WMBF News)

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Organizers at Darlington Raceway are putting a lot of time and energy into making sure fans have a time they won't forget this weekend.

Track president, Kerry Tharp, said the throwback theme, which is in its second year, is something fans can really grab a hold of.

Not only can you check out the Stock Car Hall of Fame, you can also check out a huge fan area that will be behind the front stretch.

In that area you'll find multiple NASCAR vendors for just about every driver.

"We want to try and do everything that we can to make our race track as fan-friendly as possible. Make it an experience for the young people to enjoy it, they will want to come back time and time again," Tharp said.

Parts of the museum have been totally revamped and two new cars have been added to the fleet.

One of Jeff Gordon's and Dale Earnhardt's cars are also a couple of the highlights on the museum.

A number of other racing vehicles, movies and pictures all tell the story of NASCAR, and the past, present, and future that is Darlington.

You'll also find interactive displays teaching you more about some of NASCAR's finest drivers.

"It talks about the pass of the sport, the history of the sport, what we want to try and do is get people from all walks of life to come through the museum. Really enjoy the history and learn more about the sport. Once you learn more about the sport you come to appreciate it more," Tharp said.

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