Darlington Raceway Southern 500 Trivia Contest 2017


WPDE's Darlington Raceway Southern 500 Trivia Contest is back and starting soon!

Starting Aug 21, 2017, watch ABC15 News (Monday - Friday) at 6 p.m., and look for the daily trivia question. When you think you have the correct answer email CONTESTS@WPDE.COM with your name, phone number, and answer.

Winners are announced each day from August 21 through August 25, during Good Morning Carolina's 5am - 7am, Friday's winner will be announced on Monday August 28. Each daily winner will receive a Darlington Raceway Ticket Package consisting of 2 Tickets to the Sports Clips 200 on September 2, 2017 and 4 Tickets to the Southern 500 on September 3, 2017.

Good Luck!!

Question of the Day for AUGUST 21: This former Nascar driver won the 1950 Southern 500 pole with a speed of just over 82 MPH?

Answer: Curtis Turner

Question of the Day of August 22: Who was Darlington Raceway's track developer?

Answer: Harold Brasington

Question of the Day for AUGUST 23: In 1985 this driver won the Winston Million at Darlington?

Answer: Bill Elliott

Question of the Day for AUGUST 24: This driver won the only caution-free Southern 500 in 1963?

Answer: Fireball Roberts

Prior to 2003 Darlington held two races annually. What were the names of those two races?

Answer: Rebel 400 and Southern 500


Answer: Aric Almirola (184.145mph)


Answer: Nine times

Contest Rules:



Contest: ABC15 WPDE / Darlington Raceway Southern 500 Trivia Contest 2017

Station: Sinclair Communications, LLC dba WPDE

Station Address: WPDE, 10 University Boulevard, Conway, SC 29526

Contest Area: South Carolina Counties: Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Dillon, Florence, Darlington, Marlboro, Scotland, and Robeson.

Sponsor: WPDE

Prize Provider: WPDE

Age of Eligibility: Eighteen (18)

Contest Period: August 21, 2017 to August 28, 2017

Program to Watch: During the WPDE ABC15 6:00 PM EDT newscast, the trivia question of the day will be announced.

Entries Due: 5:00 AM EDT on August 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 2017

Entry is limited to one (1) entry per IP address per day. Remaining valid and correct entries will not carry over the next Drawing Date.

Drawing Dates: August 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 2017

Number of Winners on Each Drawing Date: One (1)

Total Number of Winners: Five (5)

Prizes and Values: One (1) Darlington Raceway ticket package consisting of Two (2) tickets to the Sports Clips 200 on September 2, 2017. (Prize Value is $138.); and Four (4) tickets to the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on September 3, 2017. (Prize Value is $138.) Total Prize Value is $276.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Odds of winning depend on the number of valid and correct entries received.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter

Viewers will be prompted to watch the Program to Watch, and look for the daily trivia question. Then, to enter, log on to the Station’s Website and click on the Contest tab to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, birth date, and answer to the daily trivia question in the provided area and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

How to Win

The Number of Winners on each Drawing Date will be selected by random drawing from among valid and correct entries received. Remaining valid and correct entries will not carry over the next Drawing Date.


1. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee.

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3. Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates. For any ticket related prizes, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed.

4. Each winner will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station. Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented.

5. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner randomly selected from among remaining valid and correct entries. If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be selected, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.

6. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

7. Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.

8. Only one (1) prize will be awarded per household if more than one prize is awarded. Entrants are eligible to win only one (1) prize within any ninety (90) day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

9. The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

10. The Company, Sponsor(s), and Prize Provider(s) accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge and agree that if a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that entrant is a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

11. Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station within thirty (30) days of the Drawing Date.

12. The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules. All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules. Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates. Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

13. The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.