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Event Details

Time

12:00PM

Venue

Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Resort

Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort: 415 S. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

NASCAR Bojangles Southern 500

When it comes to NASCAR racing, one of the most difficult and exciting tracks in the nation is Darlington Raceway. Nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame” by many NASCAR fans and drivers, Darlington offers a unique, egg-shaped design – an oval with different configurations at each end.  NASCAR’s first paved superspeedway, the track was designed that way due to its proximity to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. As a result, the odd configuration creates a challenge for the crews to set up their cars’ handling in a way that can be effective at both ends.

Here’s your chance to experience the thrills of NASCAR’s best taking on The Track Too Tough to Tame at the NASCAR Bojangles 500 over Labor Day Weekend! The Bojangles’ Southern 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race that’s actually 501 miles long, and consists of 367 laps around the Darlington oval. Since 2015, the race weekend has also been themed “NASCAR Throwback,” with many cars fielding throwback paint schemes. Due to the heat and humidity, this is a night race with a 6 pm start time.

This exceptional 4-day event getaway features accommodations in a luxurious villa at Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located along the beautiful Grand Strand, the resort offers a heated beachfront swimming pool, lazy river, seaside café, onsite spa and an expert on-site golf director who can help you choose between more than 100 area golf courses.

As with all Westgate Events, you’ll also be entertained with a VIP welcome party complete with dinner, open bar, prizes and a DJ, plus personal concierge services and no-hassle transportation to and from Darlington Raceway.

 

VIP Experience

In addition to luxurious villa accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

* 4 Nights of luxury  accommodations

* VIP Welcome Party with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes

* Personal Concierge Service

* Complimentary transportation to and from your event

* Late check-out on your final day

Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Believing that the fledgling NASCAR circuit just might catch on, Harold Brasington set out in the fall of 1949 on a project” to shape a 1-1/4 mile speedway on land that had once produced peanuts and cotton. The plan called for a true oval, but the racetrack’s design had to be changed in order to satisfy a local landowner who did not want his nearby minnow pond disturbed. As a result, the west end of the track (Turns 3 and 4) was narrowed to accommodate the fishing hole, creating Darlington’s distinctive egg-shaped design.

The 1.366-mile track offers a seating capacity of 58,000.

The first race was scheduled for Labor Day 1950, and to this day the legend of “The Track Too Tough to Tame” grows with each Labor Day Weekend race. Darlington Raceway’s historical significance, as the original paved superspeedway in NASCAR, is unparalleled. The “Lady in Black” is for stock car racing what Lambeau Field is for football and Wrigley Field for baseball, the historical venue that shaped and molded their respective sports, which fans still revere to this day.

Its place in the history of the sport sets it apart from all other tracks. It brings its fans the great racing of today mixed with the nostalgia of the past. It’s a place of history where fans reminisce about the past, but create lasting memories of the present when NASCAR roars into Darlington Raceway.

Resort Information

Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

If you’re going to play on the beach, why not stay on the beach at beautiful Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, Westgate puts the Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep.  For a dream vacation – either as a couple or as a family – it’s hard to imagine a place with a more bountiful selection of activities for everyone.

Sunshine. Golf. Shopping. Water sports. Water parks. Theater. Fishing. Nightlife. Amusement parks. Fine dining. Luxurious accommodations. Myrtle Beach is one exceptional destination with an endless array of possibilities. One of America’s favorite beach playgrounds, Myrtle Beach offers miles of beautiful sand that provides recreation from swimming, tanning and shell collecting to parasailing, sand castle building and body surfing.

Of course, being situated on the Atlantic Ocean also makes Myrtle Beach synonymous with seafood and the area features two seafood centers known worldwide – Murrells Inlet and Calabash. Both founded as fishing villages, you’ll find the freshest catches at fabulous prices. Myrtle Beach also offers dozens of shops, boutiques, restaurants and fun-filled family attractions, not to mention some of the very best championship golf courses in the world.

Westgate Myrtle Beach Amenities

•     Heated Outdoor Pool
•  Heated Lazy River
•  Lap Pool
•  Hot Tub Spa
•  Children’s Water Play Area
•  Seaside Café & Lobby Bar
•  Coconut Willy’s Pool Bar
•  Catamaran Cafe
•  Westgate Pizza Company
•  Lighted Complimentary Registered Guest Parking
•  Concierge & Golf Director
•  Room Service
•  Newsstand
•  Housekeeping
•  Laundry Facilities
•  Business Center
•  High-Speed Wireless Internet Access – Fee will apply
•  Pet Friendly

Westgate Myrtle Beach Dining

Seaside Cafe

Guests of the Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort enjoy the convenience of onsite dining at the casually elegant Seaside Café, which provides a diverse menu and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Sample menu items include steaks, ribs, chicken, fish & chips, pulled pork, seafood, pasta, burgers, chicken sandwiches, garden burgers, chicken tenders, pizza and chicken wings, as well as sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Save room for one of the delicious desserts. Breakfasts include omelettes, pancakes, French toast, baked goods and fruit. An all-you-can-eat buffet is available seasonally. The Seaside Café is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Hours are seasonal.

Room service is available for breakfast Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 10 AM and Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 10:30 AM, and for dinner nightly from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Coconut Willy’s Pool Bar

Enjoy your favorite cocktail, live entertainment and scenic oceanfront views at Coconut Willy’s Pool Bar, which serves lunch daily. Sample menu items include burgers, hotdogs, chicken tenders, sandwiches, French fries and salads. Open seasonally.

Room service is available for breakfast Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 10 AM and Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 10:30 AM, and for dinner nightly from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Catamaran Grill

The spacious oceanfront indoor/outdoor patio at the Catamaran Grill is the right place for a sandwich, snack or libation as refreshing as the atmosphere surrounding it.

Cordovano Joe’s New York Style Pizza

You can order delicious, fresh, hot pizza and other tasty dishes to be delivered directly to your room from Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza. Hours of operation vary.

 

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Event Package Includes

  • * 4 nights luxury accommodations
  • * VIP Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)
  • * 2 Tickets to NASCAR Bojangles Southern 500
  • * Transportation to/from Event
Package Itinerary

Saturday, September 1

4:00PM

Check-In

7:00-9:00PM

Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)

Sunday, September 2

9:00AM

Depart Resort

12:00PM

Bojangles Southern 500

Monday, September 3

12:15PM

Breakfast and VIP Resort Preview

Tuesday, September 4

ALL DAY

FREE DAY

Wednesday, September 5

12:00PM

Late Check-Out

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