NASCAR leaves me cold for all the usual reasons these days but Darlington is like a trip back in time. Its been modernized but still has that old school feel to it. I don't know how high ticket prices can get but there's several packages available to get in on a budget. We sat in turn 4 and bought 2 tickets for $150 with a $50 Outback gift card included so it worked out to $50 each. Not bad. We didn't hurry to leave but once we decided to get going about two hours after the race ended we never slowed down leaving the parking lot and the highway behind turns 2 and 3 was wide open. The sightlines are good unless you sit really low. I'll definitely go back next year Lord willing.
Dislikes are minor... the solitary video board in the infield is nowhere large enough. They could use more than just one planted in the center of the infield. Also the one scoring pylon is almost impossible to read before the sun goes down. They could use a couple more of them on each end of the track too I went thru the museum last year and this year and nothing had been changed in that time. It was only $5 so it's not really a big deal but it seems to be one of those see it once and you're good deals.
The Southern 500 should be on everyone's bucket list.