Darlington Raceway

Friday January 30, 2015
  • Alex Bowman joins Tommy Baldwin Racing for 2015 Sprint Cup season
  • Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that Alex Bowman will drive the team's No. 7 Chevrolet SS in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

  • Jamie Mac didn't enjoy life at Roush -- but the company is changing
  • During their time on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, Roush Fenway Racing drivers appeared convinced the problems of the past were behind them heading into the new season

  • Hello, NASCAR Hall of Fame: A close-up look at the Class of 2015
  • Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Rex White and the late Joe Weatherly and Wendell Scott make up this year's NASCAR Hall of Fame class, the sixth to be inducted.

  • Miss this? A comprehensive list of the biggest media tour stories
  • It was a huge week in NASCAR, with 17 events during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom.

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame ready to enshrine Class of 2015
  • NASCAR will cap off a big week Friday night with the induction of the five members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015 during a dinner at the Charlotte Convention Center.

  • FOX Sports Exclusive: Dale Jr. interview on NASCAR Media Tour
  • Adam Alexander talks to Dale Earnhardt Jr. about his new crew chief and Chase Elliott taking over the No. 24 car in 2016.

  • Report: New Hampshire Motor Speedway GM charged with indecent exposure
  • According to a report in the New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens, 53, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewdness after an alleged sexual encounter with a 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Manchester, New Hampshire nursing home.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no plans to retire in the near future
  • As Jeff Gordon's decision to quit driving full time after 2015 continues to be the buzz of the NASCAR world, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent several minutes during Thursday afternoon's final leg of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour discussing his own future in the sport.

  • NASCAR's next owner? Ten things we learned from Day Four of the CMS Media Tour
  • Ten things we learned on Thursday, the final day of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom:

  • Hold the farewell: Jeff Gordon wants to go out as competitive as ever
  • When Jeff Gordon announced last Thursday that the 2015 season would be his last full-time year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, many imagined a farewell campaign that would rival Richard Petty's 1992 "Fan Appreciation Tour."

    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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