Darlington Raceway

Wednesday May 25, 2016
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  • Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Showdown finish reminiscent of 2003 Darlington thriller
  • Watch and listen as Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott's close Sprint Showdown finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway is eerily similar to the 2003 thriller at Darlington Raceway between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch -- the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history.

  • Dale Jr. 'didn't know what the (expletive) was going on' in All-Star Race
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  • Check out all the best scanner audio from the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    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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