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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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  • Jeff Gordon reflects on first year in the broadcast booth
  • Jeff Gordon sits down to reflect on his first 16 races in the FOX NASCAR broadcast booth.

  • XFINITY Series driver Matt Tifft to undergo brain surgery
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  • Jeff Gordon reflects on first year in the broadcast booth
  • Jeff Gordon sits down to reflect on his first 16 races in the FOX NASCAR broadcast booth.

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    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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