Monday, April 7, 2014

Travel Tips: Darlington Raceway – April 10-12, 2014

credit: NASCAR Media

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series visits the “Track Too Tough to Tame,” Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12 for the annual Bojangles Southern 500 for the Cup Series and the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 for the Nationwide Series.

Festivities kick off on Wednesday, April 9 with RaceFest, featuring the 10th annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade. RaceFest begins at 4 p.m. ET at the Florence Civic Center, with the Hauler Parade leaving the Civic Center at 7 p.m. ET; it makes its way through Darlington Square before ending at the “Track Too Tough to Tame.” 

Key on-track times:

Thursday, April 10 –
  • Nationwide Series practice – 1 and 2:30 p.m. ET

Friday, April 11
  • Sprint Cup Series practice – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
  • Nationwide Series qualifying – 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying – 6:05 p.m. ET
  • Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 300 – 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 12
  • Sprint Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Fans attending the race weekend can check out FAQs here and the Darlington 2014 Event Guide here.

Find out more about the event and purchase tickets at