The biggest stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series get together the first weekend of September to earn their Darlington Stripe during the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR. Watch the thrills, turns, and heart-racing speeds of drivers as they fight for first place! Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement of the Darlington Raceway Bojangles Southern 500!
Join other NASCAR fans for the first-ever doubleheader as the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series starts the day on Sunday, Sept. 5 for a playoff race and then kick off the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs later that evening with the Cook Out Southern 500!
Your ticket for Sunday, Sept. 5 grants you admission to both the Cook Out Southern 500 and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race!
There are many amenities to make race weekend a lot of fun for guests. Visitors are allowed to bring in one 15x15x15-inch cooler with food and beverages. There is a Lost & Found, ATMs, a First Aid station, concessions, and souvenirs. For more on what you can and can’t bring in to the Darlington Raceway, check here.
1301 Harry Byrd Hwy.
Darlington, SC 29532
When you go RV camping at a NASCAR event, you get a cozy, up-close view of all the action, and have all your food, drinks, and other necessities just a few steps away. There are four RV campgrounds to choose from at the Sonoma Raceway. You can find out more about RV camping at the Raceway here.
You can also camp nearby:
Whether you own a motorhome or use a rental from RVshare, RV camping is a great way to travel for a NASCAR race! You’ll be able to watch the races, then head back to your own quiet retreat, with food and other comforts of home (and your own bathroom!).
If you decide not to camp, there are plenty of hotels in the area. Many of them even offer packages for race day weekend. You can often find good deals on travel sites like Expedia or Travelocity as well.
From Charlotte: Take US-74 E to Morgan Mill Rd. Turn left onto Morgan Mill Rd. Turn left onto W. Roosevelt Blvd. Turn right onto US-601 S and enter South Carolina. Continue onto SC-151 S/S Van Lingle Mungo Blvd. Continue until you see signs for the raceway.
From Raleigh: Take US-401 to US-52 N in Florence County. Take exit 164 from I-95 S. Merge onto I-40 E/US-64 E. Keep right at the fork and continue on to I-40 E, follow signs for Benson Wilmington. Take exit 328A to merge onto I-95 S toward Benson/Fayetteville. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-95 S. and enter South Carolina. Take exit 164 for US-52 W toward Darlington. Take the SC-34 W/SC-151 exit toward Hartsville/Charlotte and follow signs for the speedway.
There is free parking at the Raceway. You can find maps of the grounds, and the various parking lots here.
Tickets can be purchased online. There are a variety of different options, from individual tickets to fan experiences you can purchase for the weekend!
RVshare exists to help people plan exciting trips and visit fun events! Whether you’re an avid NASCAR fan or this is your first race experience, you’re sure to have a blast and create lots of great memories. Heading to the race in an RV is a great, stress-free way to travel. Regardless of whether you visit the races in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your experience! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.