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Bojangles' has more than 500 restaurants across the South including 110 in South Carolina, home of the new Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Bojangles' has more than 500 restaurants across the South including 110 in South Carolina, home of the new Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Drivers make their way around the turn at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
Drivers make their way around the turn at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
Bojangles' Family Feasts and Tailgate Specials make the perfect meal for any occasion, especially for race fans headed to the track.
Bojangles' Family Feasts and Tailgate Specials make the perfect meal for any occasion, especially for race fans headed to the track.
(L to R) Bojangles' Randy Kibler, Darlington Raceway’s Chris Browning and NASCAR driver Regan Smith announce the new Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
(L to R) Bojangles' Randy Kibler, Darlington Raceway’s Chris Browning and NASCAR driver Regan Smith announce the new Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
(L to R) Darlington Raceway’s Chris Browning and Bojangles' Randy Kibler look on as NASCAR driver Regan Smith shares his anticipation of the new Bojangles' Southern 500.
(L to R) Darlington Raceway’s Chris Browning and Bojangles' Randy Kibler look on as NASCAR driver Regan Smith shares his anticipation of the new Bojangles' Southern 500.

BOJANGLESANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S ONLY NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE, THE BOJANGLESSOUTHERN 500 AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY

DARLINGTON, S.C. (March 15, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — A Southern culinary staple is teaming up with the track Too Tough to Tame. Bojangles’ today announced its title sponsorship of South Carolina’s only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The race will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, in its traditional spot on Mother’s Day weekend.

Hungry race fans can also look forward to enjoying Bojangles’ at the track! The sponsorship agreement allows Bojangles’ to serve its delicious Chicken Supremes™, Cajun Filet Sandwich, Seasoned Fries™ and Legendary Iced Tea® at Darlington Raceway. This Bojangles’ menu will also be served at four other tracks owned and operated by International Speedway Corp.: Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond International Raceway.

“Just like Bojangles’ famous chicken and biscuits, NASCAR is deeply rooted in the culture of the South,” said Bojangles’ President and CEO Randy Kibler. “We are honored to be sponsoring the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in South Carolina, where we have been in business for more than 30 years and operate 110 of our more than 500 restaurants. And we’re equally excited to be able to provide our flavorful menu items to avid race fans, many of whom are already loyal Bojangles’ fans, while they’re enjoying their racing experience.”

Bojangles’ agreement with ISC is a five-year deal with options to extend the relationship for additional years. Other terms were not disclosed.

“Everyone at Darlington Raceway is extremely excited about this new long-term partnership with Bojangles’,” said Raceway President Chris Browning. “Darlington Raceway and Bojangles’ are two very recognizable Southern brands, and this relationship will be a tremendous opportunity for us to develop unique marketing programs and promotional opportunities that will benefit their customers and our race fans. During our negotiations it was very obvious that the team at Bojangles’ recognized and respected the significance of the Southern 500. I can already see we are going to do some great things together.”

Tickets are now available for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 and can be purchased online at www.darlingtonraceway.com.

About Bojangles’
Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. serves all of its proprietary menu items, such as made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, Legendary Iced Tea®, delicious fixin’s and specially seasoned, never frozen fried chicken. Bojangles’ boasts more than 500 locations in 10 states, primarily in the Southeast, and the District of Columbia as well as two international restaurants. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway, or the track Too Tough To Tame as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Gatorade Victory Lane. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, 2012, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle the track Too Tough To Tame in the Sprint Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500® and Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200. Tickets for events at Darlington can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/. You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame.