Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp to Retire After 2023
Officials with NASCAR and Darlington Raceway--the NASCAR "Track Too Tough to Tame" in Darlington, South Carolina--have announced track president Kerry Tharp will retire at the end of the 2023 season following the Cook Out Southern 500 during Labor Day weekend.
"It's been the honor of a lifetime to serve as president of this beloved South Carolina institution," said Tharp, who has led the track since 2016. "I've poured my heart and soul into serving our fans, and they've in turn embraced my wife Debbie and our family as one of their own."
Tharp's tenure as track president followed a 11-year run leading NASCAR's communications efforts across all three national series, which came on the heels of a 26-year career in intercollegiate athletics.