On Tuesday, members of the South Carolina Legislature gathered at Darlington Raceway as Gov. Henry McMaster ceremoniously signed South Carolina House Bill 4009 (Motorsports Entertainment Complex Investment Act). Gov. McMaster and Rep. Jay Lucas (R-Hartsville) also cut the ribbon to the recently upgraded grandstands for NASCAR’s upcoming Labor Day race weekend. In January, Darlington Raceway made the public announcement that it was going to upgrade its seating in the Tyler Tower, Wallace and Colvin Grandstands, and it would also undergo infrastructure improvements.
The Tyler Tower Grandstand was redone as part of the track’s $7 million renovation in time for an August re-opening and NASCAR’s Southern 500 on Sept. 2. Where fans often have had to look around the person in front of them in the flatter configuration, track spokesman Dennis Worden explained, the new layout gives patrons a largely unencumbered view of the action to all corners of the 1.365-mile long, egg-shaped layout. New, aluminum benches have been laid in on the Wallace and Colvin grandstands as well. Bathrooms and concession areas are being redone and Darlington will add designated smoking areas in the concourse.
Congratulations, Darlington Raceway! Be sure to get your race tickets for the upcoming Race Weekend. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 will broadcast live on NBC and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) on Saturday, September 1 at 3:30 p.m. ET, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 will broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and MRN at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 2.
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