Friday, February 25, 2011

Royal Purple Races into Darlington

Royal Purple has announced their continued title sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200, Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at the Darlington Raceway on May 6, 2011.

Race day will feature a full day of cars on the track with NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series practice, and qualifying for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series in the afternoon. Capping the day will be the Royal Purple 200 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts under the lights. This race showcases some of NASCAR’s future stars as they test their skills on the storied 1.366 mile oval track. Dubbed “Too Tough to Tame” over 60 years ago, Darlington Raceway has a long history of featuring talented racers on a challenging track that easily separates the “good” from the “great” drivers.

Race fans will notice a Royal Purple presence on the track this year, with parts of the historic wall painted purple for the race. Additionally, renowned artist Kenny Youngblood will be creating a commemorative poster that will be sold at the event. All of the proceeds from the poster sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at If you can’t be there in person, follow the racing action on ESPN2. Please check your local listings for times.

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