Darlington big rig show

Irvan, Skinner ready to race at NASCAR big rig show DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 17) -- Before the engines crank for NASCAR's Diamond Hill Plywood 200 and TranSouth Financial 400 this weekend at Darlington Raceway, another important race...

Irvan, Skinner ready to race at NASCAR big rig show

DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 17) -- Before the engines crank for NASCAR's Diamond Hill Plywood 200 and TranSouth Financial 400 this weekend at Darlington Raceway, another important race between two of NASCAR's best drivers will take place on the frontstretch of the track "Too Tough To Tame." The "Big Rig 100" will feature drivers Ernie Irvan and Mike Skinner in a remote control car "grudge" race, which will take place during the second annual "NASCAR Big Rig Show and Charity Auction," this Thursday (March 20) from 4-9 p.m. The second annual show, which offers fans an opportunity to tour some of the custom-built 18-wheel haulers used to transport NASCAR race cars and equipment around the country to various events and meet the men who drive them, has been relocated to the 47-year-old facility -- NASCAR oldest superspeedway. It will mark the last time fans get a chance to walk on the track's original start/finish line, which has been in place since 1950. As part of a major expansion plan, the line will be "switched" to the current backstretch before Darlington's Labor Day weekend events, the Dura Lube 200 presented by AutoZone NASCAR Busch Series event and the 47th Mountain Dew Southern 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race and on Aug. 30-31. The small-scale race between Irvan and Skinner will be a lot of fun and better yet, two lucky fans will get an opportunity to race against each of them. During the NASCAR memorabilia auction, fans will bid on the chance to compete against Irvan and Skinner in their own one-one-one battle. Plus, there will be numerous items autographed by NASCAR Winston Cup drivers including Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Bill Elliott, Geoff Bodine, Ricky Rudd, John Andretti, Richard Petty and many more. The NASCAR Big Rig Show and Charity Auction, which benefits the Pee Dee Education Foundation, will include various racing exhibits in addition to the team haulers that carry the NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing machines to the tracks each week. Other exhibits will include historic race cars, wreckers and model car displays, souvenirs, food and a lot of fun! Admission to the NASCAR Big Rig Show and Auction is $5 for adults, while children 12 and under are free. The Pee Dee Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established to promote excellence in public education in the eight counties of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The Foundation's strength is its partnership of concerned business and education leaders who work together to develop and implement innovative programs. These programs are designed to stimulate enthusiasm in teachers, inspire children to learn, challenge them to reach their full potential, prepare them to be informed citizens and help them attain the skills they need to compete in a global marketplace. For further information on the NASCAR Big Rig Show and Auction or for tickets to Busch Pole Award Qualifying Friday (March 21), the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Saturday (March 22) or the TranSouth Financial 400 Sunday (March 23), call the Darlington Raceway ticket office at (803) 395-8499.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Jeff Gordon , Ernie Irvan , Terry Labonte , Mike Skinner , Mark Martin