Darlington race gets title sponsor

Craftsman Anniversary 200 at Darlington On March 15, Darlington Raceway will help celebrate a very special birthday. The track "Too Tough To Tame" is pleased to welcome Craftsman as its title sponsor when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series...

Craftsman Anniversary 200 at Darlington

On March 15, Darlington Raceway will help celebrate a very special birthday. The track "Too Tough To Tame" is pleased to welcome Craftsman as its title sponsor when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returns for its second race outing. The Series first competed at Darlington in May of 2001.

The race, to be called the Craftsman Anniversary 200, will be run on Friday, March 15, following qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series.

"In 2002, Craftsman celebrates 75 years of being America's most popular tool brand," said Henry Ferris, Craftsman brand manager. "Craftsman tools were first introduced in 1927. The Craftsman Anniversary 200 is part of a year-long series of activities and promotions to mark that milestone.

"Darlington Raceway is NASCAR's original superspeedway," Ferris continued. "What better place for America's number one tool brand to have a birthday party? Darlington is 'A NASCAR Tradition,' and so is Craftsman."

Fans have a great reason to celebrate Craftsman's birthday, as well. As part of the Craftsman anniversary celebration, Craftsman and Darlington Raceway are offering fans a two-for-one ticket opportunity for the Craftsman Anniversary 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

With a qualifying Craftsman purchase at Darlington area Sears stores between February 23 and March 7, fans will receive a coupon, redeemable at Darlington Raceway, enabling them to purchase two tickets for the price of one. Details of this special offer will be available at Sears stores.

Craftsman, the Official Tools of NASCAR, has sponsored the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since it began in 1995. According to a 2001 Equitrend survey, Craftsman is rated the number one brand in the nation for overall quality.

Qualifying for the Craftsman Anniversary 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway will be held on Thursday, March 14.

Friday, March 15 will feature Bud Pole Qualifying for both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series, followed by the Craftsman Anniversary 200.

On Saturday, March 16, the drivers of NASCAR's Busch Series will compete in the darlingtonraceway.com 200.

On Sunday, March 17, Dale Jarrett in the No. 88 UPS Ford will go for two wins in a row in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race. Jarrett is no stranger to Darlington's Victory Lane in the springtime, having also won the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 in 1997 and 1998.

For tickets or more information, contact the Darlington Raceway ticket office at (843) 395-8499, or purchase your tickets online.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dale Jarrett