Raceway to host annual ‘watch party’ to kick off 2020 NASCAR season
Darlington Raceway will celebrate Daytona Day and the start of the 2020 NASCAR season by hosting its ninth annual Daytona 500 Community Watch Party on Sunday, Feb. 16.
The party will be hosted at Mellow Mushroom, 120 Dunbarton Drive in Florence. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. and continue until the conclusion of the Daytona 500.
The Community Watch Party will feature a food and drink special courtesy of Mellow Mushroom.
Fans who attend will have the chance to win tickets, pit passes and pre-race ceremony wristbands, along with other prizes and giveaways to the NASCAR Cup Series Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend.
“Our ninth annual watch party is a great way for us to engage with our local race fans and celebrate Daytona Day and the start of the 2020 NASCAR season,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “We’re excited that the event will once again be held at Mellow Mushroom for the fourth consecutive year, which is an outstanding venue to watch The Great American Race on Feb. 16.”
The watch party will also feature a video gaming area at Mellow Mushroom where fans will be able to simulate racing at Daytona
International Speedway. Top times posted during the contest will receive prizes during the party.
Partners of the ninth annual Community Watch Party are Coca-Cola, Crown Beverages and WEGX Eagle 92.9 FM (iHeart Media).
Additionally, with the Daytona 500 approaching, Darlington Raceway will be a presenting sponsor of live coverage from Daytona Speedweeks.
Local media partners WWFN 100.1 FM “The Fan” and WEGX Eagle 92.9 FM will broadcast live from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13-14.
The Daytona 500 will also be available live on Eagle 92.9 FM (MRN) beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.