Darlington Raceway

Tuesday September 23, 2014
  • Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne give fans wild ride around Lime Rock Park
  • Imagine taking three hot laps around Lime Rock Park in a prototype Camaro Z-28. Oh yeah, and your driver is a NASCAR superstar.

  • Hot and Not: Who sizzled and who stumbled at New Hampshire?
  • A look back on how several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers fared in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  • 'Let's get some lobstah': Ride with Joey Logano in Loudon
  • Joey Logano got some lobstah in New Hampshire. How'd he do it? Ride along with Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon on this week's edtion of NASCAR Race Hub's "Winner's Weekend."

  • What's the secret to Team Penske's NASCAR Chase dominance?
  • With the overwhelming success that Team Penske is enjoying, race fans across the country are asking if there's a particular area -- be it motor, aero, etc. -- where Team Penske has the edge over the competition. I think the simplest and most obvious answer is Team Penske is beating the competition everywhere.

  • Who will make up the next generation of NASCAR stars?
  • NASCAR Race Hub visits the local go-kart track to profile a few of the young, up-and-coming superstars of racing.

  • Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down.

  • Analysis: Mission accomplished? New Chase format showing results
  • After the first two races of the Chase, Jay Pennell believes the changes implemented by NASCAR during the off-season have created some of the best racing in quite some time. 

  • The road to the championship runs through Team Penske
  • While there are still eight races left in the Chase, FOX Sports analyst Larry McReynolds believes the road to the Sprint Cup championship runs through Team Penske's Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. 

  • NASCAR Power Rankings: Team Penske continues to lead the way
  • Team Penske has won four of the last five Sprint Cup Series races, including the first two Chase events. After a wild day in Loudon, how does the rest of the field shake out?

  • GIF It Up: Which drivers had a lousy day in Loudon?
  • We all know that Joey Logano had an amazing time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but who didn't have a great day in "The Granite State?" Let's take a look. 

    Darlington Raceway

    Darlington Raceway Darlington Raceway the Track Too Tough to Tame, the Lady in Black, are all nicknames for this storied track. Darlington is also known as the granddaddy of stockcar racing. Darlington Raceway's unique egg-shaped design was not in the original plans that Harold Brasington drew up. Brasington wanted to create a true 1.25 mile oval but the minnow pond that is adjacent to turns 3 & 4 made that design impossible. The track was narrowed to accommodate the pond and has created some of the best racing that NASCAR has ever had. The track's shape makes it almost impossible for crews to set up cars that handle effectively at both ends of the track.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 1301 Harry Byrd Highway
    Darlington, SC. 29532
    (866) 459-RACE
    Offical Web Site:
    Track Shape: Oval
    Track Length: 1.36 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 1,229 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,229 feet
    Banking: 25° Turns 1 & 2
    23° Turns 3 & 4
    6° Frontstretch
    6° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 63,000
    First Winner: Johnny Mantz (1950)
    Most Wins: David Pearson (10)
    Lap Record: Kasey Kahne 181.25 mph (27.131 sec)

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