Christopher Mull Browning

April 30, 1963 - April 3, 2022
Christopher Mull Browning

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Wilmington NC (April 6) – Chris Browning, former president of Darlington Raceway, died Sunday, his family has announced.

Browning served as track president of Darlington from 2004 to 2013 before resigning to pursue other career opportunities. Under Browning’s tenure, the historic track underwent numerous changes, such as installing lights, putting in a new and larger tunnel for infield access, and repaving.

Browning was also an ally to the NMPA, looking over the NMPA Hall of Fame located in the Darlington Raceway Museum. In 2009, Browning was selected as the Joe Littlejohn Award winner for his commitment to the organization.

Before becoming president of Darlington Raceway, Browning was in charge of Rockingham Speedway. First working in the PR department beginning in 1992, Browning was named the track’s general manager from 1994 until it was taken off the NASCAR Cup Series schedule after the 2003 season.

Browning also worked at Michigan International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. Chris was a business owner he owned and operated Fish Window Cleaning Co.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel 1535 South 41st Street in Wilmington. The family will receive friends after the service.

Browning is survived by his wife Lindsay Browning, daughters Ainsley Browning and Mary Beth Jones, parents Joe and Marianne Browning   A brother Todd Browning. Also survived by two grandchildren Ayla And Elias Jones of Greensboro NC

Those who would like to send a card to the family, please use 7697 Dunewalk Court, Wilmington, NC 28409. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rockfish Speedway at 2950 Lindsay Rd, Raeford, NC where Chris Browning sponsored the Junior Sprint class.

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  • April 06, 2022
    Madison (Blackmon) Millen says:
    Mrs. Lindsay and Ainsley, I will be praying for you both. My heart breaks for y'all. Mr. Chris was a wonderful person and I am truly thankful for the years I got to spend getting to know your family and babysitting Ainsley. I love y'all.

  • April 06, 2022
    Carlee Robinson says:
    Chris was like another father to me, taugh me different things about fishing and cars and always had that smile on his face. He raised some amazing daughters and always treated me like his own. He will truly be missed by Me and so many more…

  • April 07, 2022
    Brenda Thomas says:
    So sorry to hear this. I worked with Chris at NC Motor Speedway and he was always a southern gentleman. Prayers for family.

  • April 07, 2022
    Edward and Sharon Koontz says:
    Lindsey, We were sad to hear about Chris. We enjoyed talking with him and his fish stories down at the dock. He will be missed. Prayers of peace and comfort to you and the family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you

  • April 07, 2022
    Jim Ivey says:
    Lindsay, Ainsley, and family, We have fond memories of Chris and are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and strength for you all. The Ivey family Florence/Darlington