The $10 million capital improvement project at Darlington Raceway is right on schedule.
“We are very excited to be in the final stages of this project,” track president Chris Browning said. “This is the first step in a five-year plan at Darlington Raceway and I am very excited about the future of this great facility.”
The project is the largest one-time investment in the 50-year history of the South Carolina track – NASCAR’s original superspeedway oval.
Along with a new racing surface, other enhancements include the addition of energy-absorbing SAFER barrier walls to the interior frontstretch and backstretch concrete walls and extending the length of each pit box by one foot.
The addition of a new infield access tunnel in Turn 3 will also allow emergency vehicles to easily enter and exit the infield area of the track.
“Competitor safety is of utmost importance,” Browning said. “The addition of the SAFER barrier to interior concrete walls, expanding our pit stalls and the addition of the infield access tunnel all enhance overall safety at Darlington Raceway.”