Thursday May 7, 2009
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- It could take nice weather and motivated
NASCAR fans to continue a string of sellouts at Darlington.
Darlington Raceway spokesman Jake Harris said in an e-mail Thursday there were fewer than 5,000 seats available for Saturday night's Southern 500. Darlington leaders are hopeful they can sell out their fifth straight Mother's Day weekend race.
Darlington seats about 62,000. The track had gone several races without selling out until 2005, when it first began holding a Saturday race under its newly installed lights. Darlington has sold out each season since.
In January, Darlington officials cut prices on some tickets by $10. The track also recently announced price cuts at concessions for the upcoming race.
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