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Fans of car racing won’t want to miss a tour of South Carolina raceways. Open since 1950, Darlington Raceway is considered the first “super speedway” and has challenged legendary NASCAR racers including Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Since its first Southern 500 race that attracted a crowd of over 25,000, the racetrack has continued to host events like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. While you’re visiting the track in the upcountry region, stop by The Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum and view stock cars driven by champions like Tony Stewart and Bill Elliott.
The Myrtle Beach Speedway, situated on the South Carolina coast, offers thrills for NASCAR fans year-round. The site of racing events since 1958, the track has hosted the Nationwide Series, Busch Series 2000, the Myrtle Beach 400, NASCAR Racing Experience, and other events. Itching to get behind the wheel for a little racing action yourself? NASCAR SpeedPark in Myrtle Beach features seven go-kart tracks and a variety of amusement park attractions, and rides like the Skycoaster. After a spin around the track, test your skills on more than 50 arcade games at the SpeedDome. Families love the race-car themed mini golf courses.
Enjoy auto racing in South Carolina. The Darlington Raceway attracted over 25,000 fans at the opening race, the Southern 500, in 1950. The track, nicknamed "Too Tough to Tame," has had numerous NASCAR racers including Petty and Earnhardt cross the finish line over the years. It's considered the "original superspeedway."
In 2009, the track celebrated 60 years of racing by hosting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Fans love the fast intense action on the track. After a day at the racetrack, travel to nearby Florence for comfortable accommodations. Enjoy your time in the beautiful upcountry region of South Carolina.
Open from March to December, the NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly amusement park set in Myrtle Beach near the South Carolina coast. The Speedpark features seven go-kart racetracks.
NASCAR SpeedPark tracks include the Family 500, the Intimidator, and Thunder Road – plus thrill jaunts like the Skycoaster, and kiddie rides like Sparkie's Express. More than 50 games of simulated excitement is found in the SpeedDome arcade, while two Nascar-themed mini golf courses features a total of 36 racy holes.
Located in Myrtle Beach, along South Carolina’s scenic coastline, the Myrtle Beach Speedway delights NASCAR and other race fans year round. The track was built in 1958, and still hosts some of the big-name race events in the region.
Some past race events held at Myrtle Beach Speedway include renowned races like the Busch Series 2000, now known as the Nationwide Series. Currently the track hosts the Myrtle Beach 400, NASCAR Racing Experience, and many others.