Pokémon Go players can explore Darlington Raceway

Players of the popular Pokémon® Go game will have a one-time opportunity to visit the hallowed grounds of Darlington Raceway to play the game that has exploded in popularity since its July 6 launch.

This Thursday, July 28, Darlington Raceway will open its infield from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. for play. A $10 admission fee will be charged. For the $10 admission, guests will receive a $5 ticket to the track’s Sept. 2 Practice Day. The other $5 will be donated to the track’s charitable arm, Darlington Shares.

Players must enter the track through the gate 39A tunnel entrance off of Highway 151 and park in the infield. All guests will have access to the infield, Gatorade Victory Lane (serves as a gym in the game) and Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon tire monuments (Poké Stops) located behind the main grandstands.

Due to preparations for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 weekend, access to the track surface and pit road will not be permitted. All players 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The Tradition Continues on Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Tickets are on sale now!

You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame. Fans are encouraged to post their Bojangles’ Southern 500 stories and memories at #TraditionContinues, #BojanglesSo500 and #SportClips200.

Darlington Raceway has been recognized by the following:

· 2016 SBJ/SBD “Sports Event of the Year” Nominee
· 2015 NMPA Myers Brothers Award
· 2015 NASCAR Marketing Team of the Year
· 2015 NASCAR Track PR Representative of the Year (Dennis Worden)
· 2015 Community Pride Award (presented by the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce)

Darlington Raceway Media Contact:

Dennis Worden, Director of Public Relations, 843-395-8823, dworden@darlingtonraceway.com

Author: Duane Childers

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