Darlington Raceway

Wednesday April 01, 2015
  • The 5 biggest disappointments of the Sprint Cup season -- so far
  • As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares for its first off week of the season, here's a look at five drivers who represent the biggest disappointments of 2015.

  • How to get your face on a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series vehicle
  • German Quiroga is giving NASCAR fans the opportunity of a lifetime: you can fund his team and get your face on his truck.

  • Brett Moffitt remains in Brian Vickers' seat for Texas night race
  • Brett Moffitt, who has subbed for Brian Vickers in three of the season's first six races, will be back in the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • DW, Larry Mac, Hammond dissect penalties on Newman, RCR
  • FOX NASCAR analysts Jeff Hammond, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip dissect penalties against Ryan Newman, RCR.

  • In pictures: The life and legend of the late Alan Kulwicki
  • A look back through photos at the life and times of Alan Kulwicki, perhaps the unlikeliest champion in NASCAR history. He died in a plane crash 22 years ago, just four months after winning the championship in dramatic fashion.

  • Why NASCAR lowered the boom on No. 31 team for tire tampering
  • Former championship crew chief and current FOX Sports television analyst Larry McReynolds explains why NASCAR came down so hard on the No. 31 team for tampering with tires. All Sprint Cup teams should now have received the message loud and clear.

  • Underdog: Alan Kulwicki remembered on anniversary of death
  • Alan Kulwicki died in a plane crash near Bristol Motor Speedway just four months after becoming perhaps the unlikeliest champion in the history NASCAR. We look back on the reasons why he was unlike any others.

  • NASCAR responds to controversial new Indiana law
  • NASCAR and sports world react to new Indiana law

  • Larson out of hospital
  • Larson out of hospital.

  • Analysis: RCR penalty means NASCAR won't tolerate tire trickery
  • If you needed any proof just how serious NASCAR takes tire violations, that proof was delivered late Tuesday afternoon.

    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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