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Darlington Raceway to sponsor CCU baseball game Saturday

May 15, 2019

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two of South Carolina’s premier sports traditions are partnering together for the third consecutive year to give its fans a fun day at the ballpark this Saturday.

Darlington Raceway, the iconic NASCAR track, will sponsor the Coastal Carolina University baseball game against Appalachian State at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway. Coastal Carolina is the 2016 NCAA College World Series champions.

It is the last home regular season game for the Chanticleers before postseason play begins in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. CCU will be the host school for the conference tournament from May 21-26 at Spring Brooks Stadium.

The game, slated for a 2 p.m. start on May 18, will feature in-game promotions, race ticket giveaways and much more. The Darlington Raceway pace car will also be on display at the stadium that day.

“We appreciate the strong partnership we have with Coastal Carolina University and its athletic department,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “We’ve been able to sponsor a CCU baseball game for the past three years and support a College World Series winning program headed by head coach Gary Gilmore. This weekend’s weather looks great and we encourage all race fans to come out and support Darlington Raceway day at the ballpark this Saturday.”

Tickets for the CCU game against Appalachian State are available by visiting www.GoCCUSports.com.

College students attending the game are encouraged to visit the track’s information booth to learn about its college ticket program, which is an affordable way for students to enjoy the Bojangles’ Southern 500 with a fun tailgating atmosphere.