Darlington Raceway

Wednesday November 25, 2015
  • Tom Jensen: With 2015 NASCAR season in the books, 10 things I'm thankful for
  • In honor of Thanksgiving, here are 10 things that NASCAR editor Tom Jensen is thankful for this holiday season.

  • After last race, Jeff Gordon gives special invitation to dedicated longtime fan
  • Jeff Gordon invited a longtime fan -- whom he just happened to run into -- to join him for his final press conference as a Sprint Cup Series driver.

  • Mac attack: Review Jamie McMurray's vast array of 2015 paint schemes
  • Beginning this week, is looking back on the paint schemes used in 2015 by the top 35 drivers in final Sprint Cup Series points. We start here with Jamie McMurray, the driver of car No. 1.

  • History of the No. 1: Drivers who've raced and won with it
  • The list of drivers who have been behind the wheel of the No. 1 for at least one race is impressive.

  • All decked out: XFINITY, Truck series stars hit the red carpet
  • The stars of the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gathered Monday night at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida for their season-ending awards banquet. Check out the best images from the fancy black-tie, cocktail-dress affair.

  • Jeff Gordon: A Legacy to Remember
  • 'NASCAR Race Hub' takes a look back at the career of Jeff Gordon and how he changed the sport forever.

  • A History of NASCAR Champions Who Missed Races
  • It may seem odd that Kyle Busch missed 11 races and still took home the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but the history books paint a completely different story.

  • Larry Mac: The biggest surprises of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
  • Not surprisingly, Larry McReynolds' top surprises of 2015 center around the Championship 4.

  • Newly minted champ Kyle Busch to undergo two surgeries in December
  • Kyle Busch says he's trying to get two surgeries performed on the same day.

  • 2016 Sprint Cup 'Championship 4' Picks
  • Adam Alexander and Drew Blickensderfer pick who will take home the championship in 2016.

    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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