Darlington Raceway

Sunday October 23, 2016
  • Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR's playoffs
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Joey Logano grabbed a critical win to give Team Penske one car in the next round of NASCAR's playoffs. Denny Hamlin edged Austin Dillon for the final spot in the field on a tiebreaker Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Joe Gibbs Racing employs boring, but brilliant Chase strategy
  • As a result, all four JGR cars advance to the Round of 8 in NASCAR's playoffs.

  • Austin Dillon loses out to Denny Hamlin on Chase tiebreaker
  • Dillon needed one more spot on the final restart, but could not get it.

  • Chase Elliott 'just came up short' as title hopes end in rookie season
  • Elliott failing to advance in the Chase was a product of the racing at Talladega.

  • Harvick on Kurt Busch incident: 'He cleaned the side of our car out'
  • Stewart-Haas teammates collided with each other after the checkered flag at 'Dega

  • Kurt Busch Finishes Fourth at Talladega
  • Kurt Busch finished fourth at Talladega to advance into the round of 8.

  • Martin Truex Jr. Eliminated from the Chase at Talladega
  • Martin Truex Jr. is eliminated from the chase as an engine failure forced him to a last-place finish.

  • Austin Dillon Loses Tiebreaker to Hamlin, Fails to Advance at Talladega
  • Austin Dillon falls victim to the Chase for the Sprint Cup tie-break rule and fails to advance into the Round of 8.

  • Denny Hamlin Battles Late to Advance into Next Round at Talladega
  • Denny Hamlin battles late and finishes third to avoid elimination at Talladega.

  • NASCAR Chase Race No. 6: Logano wins Hellman's 500 at Talladega
  • Denny Hamlin makes it to the next round after getting an eight place tiebreaker with Austin Dillon.Joey Logano became the unlikely winner of the Hellman’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday to clinch a spot in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.Logano overcame one of t...

    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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