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FYI WIRZ: Fast Darlington Raceway slows for South Carolina blood drives

Darlington Raceway, the NASCAR track “Too Tough to Tame”, is accustomed to speed on the edge that often ends in wall marks known as Darlington Stripes. But the special track isn’t dormant during the months that surround its iconic NASCAR race event.

The supportive folks at Darlington Raceway, known too as the Lady in Black, help the local Pee Dee region in South Carolina with active blood drives to help residents in need throughout the year.

When the green flag flies at the iconic track, fans can take pride in the efforts of the track staff to make a difference.

Courtesy of Darlington Raceway:

For the year, Darlington Raceway collected over 400 units of blood for the local chapter of the American Red Cross. With each unit having the ability to help up to three patients in need, Darlington Raceway’s efforts helped over 1,200 people in their community in 2013.

The South Carolina blood supply is at a critically low level. Darlington Raceway’s efforts assist in giving the American Red Cross a much needed boost in the number of units collected during the holiday season.

“Darlington Raceway is committed to supporting our community,” said track President Chip Wile. “It’s a great opportunity to bring our passionate fan base together to support the local chapter of the American Red Cross and help save lives in our community.”

Since 2005, Darlington Raceway has collected 1,741 units of blood for the American Red Cross, potentially saving the lives of 5,223 people in our community.

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Six major NASCAR tracks are within a day's drive of Tampa. Great destinations justify journeys.

Here the NASCAR venue is considered local if tracks are within a 10 hour drive from Tampa—Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FYI WIRZ is the select presentation of motorsports topics by Dwight Drum at Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained from firsthand interviews or official release materials provided by sanctions, teams or track representatives.



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