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Thursday October 30, 2014
  • Keselowski win pivotal for new Chase format
  • Brad Keselowski did NASCAR a huge favor Sunday in the sport's bid to spice things up with the new format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

  • Bad Brad often at his best when backed against a wall
  • Brad Keselowski is often at the center of controversy, but when backed into a corner the Team Penske driver tends to rise to the occasion.

  • Teamwork leading to Chase success at Team Penske
  • Brad Keselowski may have won his way into the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he did so in large part to his teammate Joey Logano. 

  • NASCAR Victory Lane: Brad Keselowski talks big Talladega win
  • Brad Keselowski advances to the next round of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup after his dramatic win at Talladega Superspeedway. 

  • Former drag racer, NASCAR team owner Raymond Beadle passes away
  • Legendary drag racer and former championship-winning NASCAR team owner Raymond Beadle passed away Monday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 70. 

  • Photos: Elimination day at Talladega Superspeedway
  • Check out some of the best images from Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase elimination race at Talladega Superspeedway. 

  • NASCAR Power Rankings: Sorting the field after a dicey day in 'Dega
  • After the Chase field was shaken up at Talladega Superspeedway, FOX Sports' Tom Jensen breaks down this week's NASCAR Power Rankings as the season rolls on to Martinsville Speedway. 

  • Brad Keselowski goes from the outhouse to the penthouse
  • One week after upsetting many at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski certainly impressed FOX Sports' Darrell Waltrip during his must-win performance Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. 

  • Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

    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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