Darlington Raceway

Tuesday November 25, 2014
  • Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson talks kids, disappointment, White House
  • Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spends most of his time at the track focused on going fast in his familiar No. 48 car. But the Hendrick Motorsports driver carved out a few minutes during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with NASCAR writer Jared Turner about parenthood, how he stays calm under pressure, where he would like to visit and much more.

  • Dale Jr.'s Daytona 500 win kicked off season of amazing moments
  • I felt like we went into the 2014 season with a lot of changes, a lot of opportunity while at the same time, a lot of unknowns.

  • Austin Dillon to run majority of Xfinity Series races with Rheem
  • Two-time series champion Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015 while running the "majority" of the season with sponsor Rheem on board. 

  • The Mock Run: Reading mean comments
  • Daryl Motte and Monica Palumbo recite the worst-of-the-worst comments on The Mock Run's weekly NASCAR comedy skits. November 24th, 2014.

  • Five pleasant surprises from the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season
  • Tom Jensen takes a look at the just finished 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and offers his thoughts on some of the biggest stories and most interesting trends. 

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR Nationwide Series awards interview
  • Krista Voda and Adam Alexander interview Dale Earnhardt Jr., championship co-owner of JR Motorsports.

  • Chase Elliott NASCAR Nationwide Series awards speech
  • Chase Elliott accepts his ring for winning the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. 

  • Danica Patrick set for another GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial
  • Danica Patrick will star in her 14th GoDaddy commercial for this season's Super Bowl, with a little help from her dog, Dallas Stenhouse. 

  • Danica Patrick still not showing much improvement in NASCAR
  • After two full seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Danica Patrick is still not showing the results and improvement Larry McReynolds would like to see, and he's not sure that will ever happen. 

    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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