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Darlington Raceway

Saturday August 29, 2015
  • Tony Stewart's response to suit: I didn't see Ward before hitting him
  • NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

  • Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash
  • NEW YORK (AP) NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

  • Dillon can ask Gaughan for advice about Road America rain
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) If it rains Saturday at Road America, Ty Dillon can draw on advice from teammate Brendan Gaughan about how to win on a wet track.

  • Full results: Final XFINITY Series practice at Road America
  • See the full results from Friday's final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America, a 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin where the XFINITY Series will compete in Saturday's Road America 180.

  • Count up: The 20 oldest drivers among the top 40 in Sprint Cup points
  • Ever wondered where your favorite drivers stacks up on the age pendulum of Sprint Cup Series drivers? Among the drivers currently in the top 40 in points, here are the 20 oldest -- starting with the youngest among the older group.

  • What are Clint Bowyer's plans for 2016? NASCAR Wonka investigates
  • What are Clint Bowyer's plans for 2016? Our always entertaining friend NASCAR Wonka says he's keeping his options open.

  • Full results: XFINITY Series Practice One at Road America
  • See the full results from Friday's first NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America, a 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin where the XFINITY Series will compete in Saturday's Road America 180.

  • The HarBros make a pit stop by NASCAR Race Hub
  • They're called 'The HarBros' ... five University of Michigan students who dress just like head football coach Jim Harbaugh. On Thursday, the gang made a pit stop by Charlotte Motor Speedway and FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR Race Hub."

  • Too Tough Tamers: 13 drivers with 3 or more wins at Darlington
  • The egg-shaped 1.33-mile Darlington Raceway oval is one of the toughest tracks in all of NASCAR, so much so that only 13 drivers have won three of more Sprint Cup races at "The Track Too Tough To Tame." Following are all 13.

  • With all 4 teams Chase-bound, Joe Gibbs has tough job ahead
  • Joe Gibbs is going to need to find the right balance so that his drivers and teams don't destroy each other trying to win the championship.

    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: DarlingtonRaceway.com
    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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