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Darlington Raceway & South Carolina Education Lottery Partner on NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Entitlement

8/11/2020 9:50:05 AM

DARLINGTON, S.C. (August 11, 2020) – Darlington Raceway (Darlington) and the South Carolina Education Lottery partner on the entitlement of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race as part of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on Sunday, Sept. 6. The official race name of the Gander Trucks race will be the South Carolina Education Lottery 200.

“As the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to the Lady in Black, we welcome the South Carolina Education Lottery as part of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR,” said Darlington President Kerry Tharp. “The South Carolina Education Lottery has a tremendous impact in the lives of students, so we look forward to working together to further support their mission to enhance education across the state.”

Prior to the 71st running of the Southern 500®, the Gander Trucks will return in the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Track Too Tough to Tame on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The Gander Trucks last competed at Darlington from 2001-04 and 2010-11.

The South Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be televised nationally on FS1. The race will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “We are thrilled to build upon our partnership with Darlington Raceway by lending our name to the South Carolina Education Lottery 200,” said the Lottery’s Director of Marketing Josh Whiteside. “We are looking forward to a great race on Sunday and the opportunity to share with racing fans across the state the lasting impact the Lottery is having on education.”

Since the first ticket sold in January of 2002, the South Carolina Education Lottery has successfully fulfilled their mission of providing funding to enhance education programs in South Carolina. Lottery proceeds are deposited into the Education Lottery Account, from which the General Assembly makes appropriations in support of higher education scholarships and grants, K-12 public education programs and community education programs throughout the state.

The South Carolina Education Lottery has transferred more than $6 billion to education. While the Lottery is not responsible for deciding which programs are funded with lottery proceeds, more than 2.1 million scholarships and grants have been awarded to hardworking South Carolina students since 2002.

For more information about the South Carolina Education Lottery, visit sceducationlottery.com.

Darlington Raceway 2020 Season

The Tradition Continues as Darlington’s award-winning throwback weekend celebrates “NASCAR’s Champions…Past, Present and Future” and “New Traditions…First Race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs” on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-6.

The 71st running of the Southern 500® will start the Cup Playoffs for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m. The Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 will showcase the fierce NASCAR Xfinity Series competition on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. Prior to the Southern 500® the Gander Trucks will return to the Track Too Tough to Tame for the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The Gander Trucks last competed at Darlington from 2001-04 and 2010-11.

All three NASCAR races at Darlington will be televised nationally with the Cup Series race on NBCSN, Xfinity Series race on NBC, and Gander Trucks on FS1. The races will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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 annually hosting the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series on Labor Day Weekend. 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.

About NASCAR

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 consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international 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, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

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