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Darlington Raceway

Monday December 05, 2016
  • Fans weigh in: Daytona 500 is the favorite crown jewel NASCAR race
  • Fans are already looking ahead to racing at Daytona International Speedway in February.

  • One ripple in NASCAR manufacturer pond can have huge effect
  • If Dodge were to return, which teams would be the best candidates to switch to them?

  • HScott Motorsports announces it won't field any teams in 2017
  • In expected move, team owner Harry Scott Jr. says he's closing up shop.

  • Danica Patrick to come out with 'Pretty Intense' new book
  • NASCAR driver to lay out guideline 'to help others get stronger mentally and physically.'

  • Rusty Wallace enjoys successful 'out of the box' experience at Daytona Ferrari event
  • Wallace proved he still has what it takes to go fast at Daytona International Speedway

  • What offseason? Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows he's still doing the Dew
  • There is no racing right now in NASCAR, but its top star is staying busy.

  • Watch this incredible view of Kyle Busch tearing up the sand dunes
  • Kyle Busch had some fun in the sand while out in Las Vegas for the NASCAR awards banquet.

  • Season snapshot: Clint Bowyer's 2016 NASCAR year in review
  • His one season with HScott Motorsports did not go as planned.

  • Jordin Sparks to sing national anthem at 2017 Daytona 500
  • Sparks was one of many celebrities who attended the NASCAR awards banquet in Las Vegas.

  • Winter wonderland: New Hampshire Motor Speedway buried under snow
  • Take a look at NHMS after it gets hit with winter storm.

    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: DarlingtonRaceway.com
    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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