Darlington Raceway

Wednesday May 27, 2015
  • NASCAR penalizes 3 teams for infractions at Coca-Cola 600
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR penalized three teams Wednesday for infractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Jeff Hammond: Joe Gibbs Racing is back in the conversation
  • Just a couple months ago, Jeff Hammond said that Joe Gibbs Racing was "out to lunch," but after two weeks at Charlotte, he's ready to change his rhetoric.

  • Richard Childress discusses 2016 plans for grandson Ty Dillon
  • Richard Childress Racing has room to expand to a fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2016, but will it happen?

  • NASCAR penalizes Johnson, McMurray, Allgaier teams
  • Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams have been penalized for infractions last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the sanctioning body announced Wednesday afternoon.

  • NASCAR: Biffle thinks Roush Fenway turning corner
  • CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Greg Biffle is not celebrating yet. But he believes Roush Fenway Racing is improving after a couple of down years trying to catch up to its rivals.

  • Monster drivers: Many of NASCAR's best raced - and won - at Dover
  • There are 11 drivers currently in the NASCAR Hall of Fame who raced at Dover International Speedway after it opened in 1969. Nine of those 11 drivers won races at the 'Monster Mile,' including eight who won multiple races.

  • Were Kyle Busch & Brad Keselowski racing to parenthood?
  • Were Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski racing each other to parenthood? Our always entertaining friend NASCAR Wonka does a little "investigating."

  • Now you can smell like a racetrack, with 'Burnt Rubber'
  • Sunoco is offering fans a chance to win a bottle of their exclusive cologne, "Burnt RubbĂ©r" -- the only fragrance that captures the essence of racing.

  • After two rough Charlotte races, should Jimmie Johnson be worried?
  • Without question, the last two weekends at Charlotte Motor Speedway produced disappointing results for six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team.

  • Brad Keselowski to Twitterverse: Stop the Montoya jet-dryer jokes
  • Remember when Juan Pablo Montoya's car infamously collided with a jet dryer, setting part of the track on fire during the 2012 Daytona 500?

    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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