Darlington Raceway

Tuesday September 02, 2014
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  • Photos: Racing under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Check out some of the best images from Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Column: Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002.

  • Kyle Busch's sorry stretch of races continues at Atlanta
  • The past few weeks have been miserable for Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch, and while he was able to finish 16th Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the frustration and disappointment was still very evident. 

  • NASCAR Power Rankings: Hendrick Motorsports shines again
  • Kasey Kahne scored a much-needed win Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but which of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates tops this week's NASCAR Power Rankings? 

  • Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

  • Whoa, daddy! Danica flirts with victory, turns in career-best finish
  • Whoa, daddy! Danica flirts with victory, turns in career-best finish

  • Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kasey Kahne's ''downer'' year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

  • NASCAR star finally in Chase
  • NASCAR star finally in Chase

  • Game-changer: Kahne races way into Chase with dramatic Atlanta win
  • Kasey Kahne made a late-race pass on the final restart to win Sunday night's Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and lock himself into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

    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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