Darlington Raceway

Tuesday July 26, 2016
  • First day of Watkins Glen testing 'really slick' for Sprint Cup teams
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams complete the first of a two-day test at the newly repaved Watkins Glen International road course.

  • Radioactive: Indianapolis - "He's a [expletive] idiot like he always is."
  • Check out all the best scanner audio from the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.

  • John Wes Townley will make return to racing at Pocono Raceway
  • John Wes Townley was sidelined for a total of four weeks due to concussion-like symptoms after a race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

  • Brad Keselowski wrecks hard during Sprint Cup testing at Watkins Glen
  • Brad Keselowski tweeted a picture of his wrecked race car during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Watkins Glen International.

  • 15 strangest NASCAR fire suits that can't be unseen
  • On Wednesday, July 27, FS1's 'NASCAR Race Hub' will have a special segment about the strangest places drivers have worn their fire suits. Joining in on the fun, we take a look at the 15 strangest NASCAR fire suits that have been head-turners through the years.

  • Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney feeling rookie growing pains as playoffs loom
  • Rookies Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney have experienced a rough few weeks after early-season success.

  • Fantasy NASCAR: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Driver Picks
  • Fantasy NASCAR guru Chad Robb shares his top driver picks for the NASCAR Pennsylvania 400.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. concussion update after Indianapolis
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives an update on his condition after missing out on the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Kyle Busch reflects on second consecutive win at Indy
  • Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens recap the strategy that took them to Victory Lane in the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.

  • Matt Kenseth explains how he handled restarts in 'brutally hot' Brickyard 400
  • Although his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch stunk up the show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth was able to battle through the heat and difficult restarts to finish second in the Sunday's Brickyard 400.

    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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