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The Southern Five Hundred Racetrack

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The Southern Five Hundred Racetrack

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1979Nettie wrote a review Sep 2017
West Chester, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
Throw back weekend at Darlington was alot of fun. Plenty of exhibits outside the gate and plenty of places to buy parafernalia representing Nascar or your favorite drivers. Once inside we found some shade as it was a very hot day. Live music was in the center stage area and bathrooms (portalets) we're readily available. Before racing started they had 4 old timers cars circling the track in cars from years back. The race was a good one with leader changes regularly and at the very end a blown tire took out the leader. Our seats in turn 5 were in viewing range of the whole track except directly in front of me when drivers road the wall. I've been told there are no bad seats at this track.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Scott S. wrote a review Sep 2017
Tennessee84 contributions52 helpful votes
Southern 500 is a great race and this year was no exception. As far as a race, this is vintage racing like it should be, with no restrictor plates and other gizmos and gadgets that make for "fake racing" at other tracks. Darlington is too tough to tame and its all out racing all the time. That's the race. It's well worth the cost of admission and the delays caused by the new staged racing format. But, this rating is for the Racetrack. Must start out by remembering that this is one of the vintage, yesteryear tracks when Allison, Yarborough and Petty were battling it out while Earnhardt Sr. was just starting out, so its OLD. And it has pretty much been neglected through the years. One would think that NASCAR would make this a shrine and put a portion of its multi-millions in revenue into fixing up this dump/place. The sightlines are not the best but you get the roar and engine heat and it's NASCAR like it should be. Again, to the facility--bathrooms are just plain disgusting and concessions are not particularly conveniently located, but the food is good from the variety of vendors available. Parking is ample and remarkably convenient, unlike a lot of other tracks. While Darlington lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of, say, Charlotte or Atlanta, they are newer and larger tracks that are not in the middle of nowhere. I hope the Southern 500 stays in Darlington for generations to come, but also hope there is some real attention put into the grandstands. The track surface speaks for itself. Imagine if Darlington was not a concrete track. . . . .!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Dianne R wrote a review Dec 2016
Westlake, Louisiana106 contributions34 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the Bojangles Southern 500! We were able to park in back of the track and walk across the street to the entrance. Good food available. Loved it!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Rwine54 wrote a review Oct 2016
Conover, North Carolina105 contributions17 helpful votes
I've been attending races here for fourteen years and still enjoy going. Tickets are reasonable, food is great from many different venders and church groups. Staff has always been friendly.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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esuchlandldo wrote a review Oct 2016
Darlington, South Carolina9 contributions1 helpful vote
My son, grandson, nephew and family friend drove down from Ohio for the weekend and we all had a wonderful time at the Darlington race track. It is some of the best NASCAR racing on the entire racing circuit.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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