The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce of Darlington, South Carolina recently honored Darlington Raceway with its 2016 Community Pride award.
The track was selected for the award for its community events and impact.
“We’ve been very fortunate to be recognized by the NASCAR industry leaders for our Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend, but this Community Pride award means even more because it came from our local community,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said.
The track hosts several events, including Turn 3 Theater Movie Nights in the spring; the Speed & Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show each November; a one-day running event, featuring a half marathon, 5K and 1.366-mile fun run in the spring; Freedom Fest, a joint event held on July 4 and organized in partnership with the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce; country concerts supporting the Darlington County Education Foundation (DCEF); the Touch-A-Truck event that benefits the Junior League of Florence, South Carolina and the Walk with the Docs event to benefit the free medical clinic in Darlington County.
The track has also provided financial backing to The Lord Cares and Harvest Hope Food Banks, the YMCA of Darlington and the Darlington County School District.
“Being a good community partner is critical to the success of our racetrack,” Wile said.
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