NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Darlington Becomes Shriners Children’s 200
Shriners Children's will be spotlighted on Saturday, May 13, during the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at the Track Too Tough To Tame.
Darlington Raceway announced today that its NASCAR Xfinity Series race on May 13 will now be known as the Shriners Children’s 200, the second of three races during the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR. That puts Shriners Children’s in the Saturday spotlight, as drivers, teams and fans celebrate NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season at the Track Too Tough To Tame live on FOX.
Moreover, it strengthens a partnership forged with Shriners Children’s last year when it served as the track’s presenting sponsor of its Labor Day weekend events.
“The impactful service Shriners Children’s provides for families in South Carolina and across the country is nothing short of remarkable, and we’re happy to build on our partnership to amplify that important work,” said Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp. “They are truly making a difference for young people facing the most challenging of circumstances at the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Greenville.”
Shriners Children’s is a special, one-of-a-kind healthcare system with a reputation for finding answers and giving families hope for their child’s future. Since opening their first hospital in 1922, Shriners Children’s has made it their mission to improve the lives of children, regardless of a families’ ability to pay or insurance status. Throughout the last century, the healthcare system has been devoted to providing hope and healing – backed by expertise and innovation – to every child they treat. This is accomplished through their three-part mission to provide high-quality and comprehensive care for children with special healthcare needs, conducting research to gain knowledge and develop new treatments, and providing educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with NASCAR in support of our mission to improve the lives of children worldwide,” said Kenny Craven, Imperial Potentate of Shriners International and chairman of the board of directors of Shriners Children’s. “Since 1922, Shriners Children’s is proud to have treated more than 1.5 million children from more than 170 countries, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. We are grateful to have NASCAR’s support and are looking forward to heading back to Darlington Raceway and sharing our healthcare system’s life-changing story with the world.”
The racing story that unfolds during the Shriners Children’s 200 will be action-packed. The storied history of NASCAR Xfinity Series racing at Darlington Raceway incudes a long list of legendary winners who’ve captured the checkered flag in classic side-by-side battles and thrilling finishes. The green flag will wave shortly after 1:30 p.m. on May 13 following NASCAR Cup Series practice and qualifying.
The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR begins Friday, May 12, with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at 7:30 p.m. It concludes on Sunday, May 14, as NASCAR honors the 75 greatest drivers in NASCAR history prior to the Goodyear 400.
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 and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 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 sport's best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com. Stay connected to Darlington Raceway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the NASCAR Tracks App.
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, 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 sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly 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 and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. 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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