Darlington Raceway

Wednesday May 04, 2016
  • AJ Allmendinger throwback paint scheme for Darlington revealed
  • AJ Allmendinger's JTG Daugherty Racing team is the latest to reveal its throwback paint scheme for Darlington Raceway's Labor Day weekend.

  • Post-race Talladega penalties are few and mostly inconsequential
  • Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team receives written warning, docked 15 minutes of Kansas practice time. Others get off with warnings.

  • Nationwide Dale Jr. Moment of the Week: Talladega
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a day to forget at Talladega, but believe it or not, it could have been a lot worse. NASCAR's most popular driver had to think quick to avoid disaster after his steering wheel came off.

  • Best scanner sound: 'I hate this (expletive) race track'
  • FS1's 'NASCAR Race Hub' brings you the very best scanner sound from Talladega Superspeedway on an all-new 'Radioactive.'

  • Arrest warrant issued for man charged in JGR spotter accident
  • According to multiple news reports, an arrest warrant has been issued in North Carolina for the man charged in a crash last December that seriously injured Joe Gibbs Racing spotter Chris Osborne and his family.

  • Race fans, here is your chance to ride along with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • The No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be sporting a fresh look at Kentucky Speedway this summer. Here's how fans can be part of it.

  • Larry Mac: Tighten all five lug nuts or pay the penalty
  • NASCAR teams are going to be double and triple checking that they have all five lug-nuts secured during every pit-stop.

  • Two Florida men remembered after deaths at Talladega
  • The city of Tallahassee released a statement Tuesday praising a city worker who was found dead with another Florida man Sunday in a camper at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Surprising stats that sum up the Sprint Cup season after 10 races
  • With 10 races down in the long NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, here are some numbers that tell a whole lot and might just blow your mind.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Points Shakeup at Talladega
  • The 'NASCAR Race Hub' crew take a look at the destruction from Talladega and what effect it had on the Chase standings.

    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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