Darlington Raceway

Tuesday August 04, 2015
  • Joe Gibbs reveals next year's plans for young Erik Jones
  • If anyone thought young Erik Jones might be leaving the Joe Gibbs Racing camp anytime soon, think again.

  • The Moderately early Chase scenario -- Week 21
  • Kyle Busch barely misses his 4th straight win and Kasey Kahne's Chase hopes are dwindling. @TheBuzzer's Adam Alexander takes you through week 21 of the Moderately Early Chase Scenario.

  • NASCAR working with Pocono to stop cars from spinning onto pit road
  • If another car spins off Turn 3 at Pocono Raceway and hits the inside wall to pit road, it won't be from a lack of effort to prevent it.

  • Preliminary Sprint Cup entry list: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for the second final road-course race of the 2015 season.

  • Being Brexton Busch (Kyle and Samantha's baby) is totally awesome
  • You know what's better than being you? Being the kid of a famous athlete. @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte takes a look at all the cool stuff little shrub gets to do.

  • Would two-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton entertain NASCAR ride?
  • Two-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest, most flamboyant and most well-known drivers in the world.

  • Tumultuous triangle: 10 things we learned on a wild day at Pocono
  • It was a wild afternoon in Pocono Raceway, where Matt Kenseth scored a surprise victory in the Windows 10 400. Following are 10 things we learned:

  • Watch out! A 3D look at Keselowski's collision with crewmen
  • Want to see Brad Keselowski's scary incident on pit road at Pocono from a different perspective? Then check out this GIF, which captures the whole thing.

  • Happy birthday, Kurt Busch: A gallery of career highlights
  • As Kurt Busch turns 37 years old, we look back on the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion's wild ride of a career.

  • Happy birthday: A year-by-year photo review of Jeff Gordon's career
  • On Jeff Gordon's 44th birthday, we look back at each year of the legendary driver's lengthy career. Are you ready?

    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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