Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-03 22:57:58 –
Darlington, South Carolina (WBTW) — Race fans will return to Darlington for the Cook Out Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend.
For the first time since the pandemic began, the grandstand and infield can be completely restored.
Darlington Raceway president Kelly Serp said the weekend was particularly exciting for that reason.
“We are the only ones to complete the entire schedule on time in 2020,” said Tharp. “And I think there are some things we learned in the process. We practice them, but it’s great to be able to bring people back here to the racetrack.”
Companies in the region were also pleased to have more fans in the region. Hotels, restaurants, and everything in between, were hoping for a boost. The economic impact is felt throughout the region and state.
“I know the restaurant is really looking forward to it,” said Murphy Monk, Chairman of the Greater Heartsville Chamber of Commerce. “And show us what we have to offer and really put their best foot forward. They want to come back every year because we want to make Hartsville a place for race fans to go around in Darlington County. I think.”
Of course, the most excited were the fans from all over the country.
“It’s one big family,” said Sean Boger, who was camping in the infield from North Carolina. “You meet people who are attentive to you. Even people with different backgrounds, you all get together. Have a good time. NASCAR’s joint love. Almost that. “
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