Darlington Raceway To Sell Limited Number Of Historic Seats For Fans To Keep As Collector’s Items

Darlington Raceway To Sell Limited Number Of Historic Seats For Fans To Keep As Collector’s Items

by February 13, 2023 0 comments

DARLINGTON, S.C. – As Darlington Raceway continues to enhance its fan experience, historic Pearson Tower has been undergoing an off-season project to install new modern seats prior to NASCAR’s return for the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on May 12-14. Pearson Tower’s new larger, more comfortable stadium-style chairback seats with cup holders will enhance the look and feel of the historic track for fans in attendance.

“Darlington Raceway has one of the best pure race experiences in motorsports, but we are always looking for ways to enhance our fan experience,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. “We look forward to welcoming fans back to the renovated Pearson Tower for the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR.”

A limited number of the historic seats from Pearson Tower will be made available for fans to purchase from Pearson Tower. There are varying quantities of single chairs, double chairs and set of four chairs available for purchase. Prices for single chairs are $50 and double chairs are $90. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation.

Click here for more information on purchasing a historic seat from Pearson Tower.

2023 NASCAR Season

As part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, Darlington Raceway will host NASCAR race weekends on May 12-14 and Sept. 2-3, 2023. In the spring, Darlington will host the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR featuring the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. and NASCAR Cup Series race on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. The track’s highly acclaimed throwback platform will enter its ninth year and promises to provide fans with a one-of-a-kind tribute to the sport’s past, present and future as part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season.

In the fall, Darlington will host the Sport Clips VFW Help A Hero 200 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. and start the Cup Series Playoffs with the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500® over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m. The race will be the first race in the Round of 16 of the Cup Series Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

2023 NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com. Fans can view the full 2023 NASCAR schedule and purchase tickets at www.nascar.com/2023schedule.

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About Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway, nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough To Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com.


Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Source/Photo Credit: Darlington Raceway

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