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Sunday November 23, 2014
  • Final thoughts on 2014 season: Does the Chase need to be tweaked?
  • FOXSports.com columnist Tom Jensen offers his final thoughts on the 2014 season. Among his suggestions: Tweak the Chase for the Sprint Cup so that only race winners get in.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Nationwide Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. 

  • Longtime motorsports PR professional Denny Darnell dead
  • Denny Darnell, one of the most influential public relations specialists in the history of NASCAR, died Saturday, according to multiple media reports.

  • Manufacturer wars: Chevy is king but history shows wealth shared
  • Chevrolet ended the 2014 racing season by winning its 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers Championship and its 12th in a row. And in recent years, Chevrolets certainly have dominated in NASCAR. But the Bowtie brand hasn't been the only story.

  • What kind of impact will rule changes have on 2015 season?
  • We all know that changes are coming down the pike for these teams for the 2015 season.

  • Photos: Best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paint schemes of 2014
  • Check out some of the best paint schemes from the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. 

  • Box checked: Team owner Stewart sees Harvick title as personal milestone
  • Rodney Childers and Owner Tony Stewart reflect on what Kevin Harvick's 2014 Sprint Cup championship means to Stewart-Haas Racing.

  • Happy cars: New Chase was a win-win for three automakers
  • Among the biggest fans of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format are the heads of the three automakers that compete in the sanctioning body's top division -- Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

  • The biggest losers: NASCAR edition
  • While Kevin Harvick thoroughly enjoyed winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, not everyone found happiness in the 2014 season. Eight drivers who won races in 2013 -- including a pair of high-profile past champions -- went winless this season. Here they are:

  • NASCAR crumb catchers: Imagining mustaches on your favorite drivers
  • The 2014 NASCAR season may be over, but thankfully "Movember" is still going strong. Through the magic of Photoshop, we've provided epic lip foliage to some of your favorite non-mustachioed drivers.

    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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