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Throwback racing heads to Darlington Raceway Labor Day Weekend!

Join O’Reilly Motorsports this weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 and the Official NASCAR Throwback race weekend. While there will be great racing action on track we don’t want you to miss the exciting action in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Midway display.

 

Four veteran NASCAR drivers will be out Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd doing a meet and greet at the midway display. The following drivers will be in attendance:

 

(Subject to change without notice)

 

nascar_rexwhite_2000Rex White

Appearance: Saturday at 11 am – 12 pm

 

Hometown: Taylorsville, NC | Active: 1956 – 1964

 

 

Notables: NASCAR HoF – class of 2015, National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) inductee 1974, named NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998

Most Notable Year: 1960 – 6 wins, NASCAR Grand National (MENCS today) championship.

 

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Eddie Spurling

Appearance: Saturday at 11 am – 12 pm

Hometown: E. Dublin, GA |

 

Hall of Fame Memberships: Living Legends of Auto Racing, Victory Lane Racing, Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society, and Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

 

Notes: Raced in the “Daytona Goody’s Dash Series”, Late Model Sportsman’s Series and smaller events in the 1970s

 

 

boggsDavid Ray Boggs

Appearance: Sunday at 9 am – 11 am

Hometown: | Active: 1970 – 2007

 

Notables: Rookie of the Year in Grand American

 

 

 

Notes: raced in the Grand American Series, Winston Cup Series, Late Model, ARCA, and NASCAR Grand National East Series

 

genehobby8x10Eugene Hobby

Appearance: Sunday at 9 am – 12 pm

Hometown: Apex, NC | Active: 1964 – 1986

 

 

Notables: one of 12 founding members of Occoneechee Speedway Historical Society

 

 

 

Notes: Raced in the Grand Nationals series actively from 1964 – 1966, Late Models 1967 – 1977, Dash Series 1983 – 1986

 


 

Also on display, the iconic Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Ford Tribute car. Fireball Roberts was the 1963 winner of the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

 

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*Appearances subject to change without notice

 

Event Details:

September 2 – 3
Darlington Raceway | Darlington, SC

 

To find more events like the Bojangles Southern 500, check out our NASCAR page.