Darlington Raceway

Saturday February 28, 2015
  • Little-known rookie driver Ray Black Jr. turning heads in Truck Series
  • With only seven previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt, rookie Ray Black Jr. was able to kick off the 2015 season in a big way last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Kevin Harvick wins Atlanta Happy Hour, loses engine, will drop to rear
  • Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick has had a fast No. 4 Chevrolet all weekend long, topping the speed charts in Saturday's Sprint Cup Series final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap at 191.054 mph.

  • Final Sprint Cup Series practice results: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Despite blowing an engine in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy, Kevin Harvick paced Saturday's final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will compete in Sunday's Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 (12:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX).

  • PRESS RELEASE: Hisense forges deals with JGR, Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Hisense, one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, announces sponsorship deals in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Motorsports crime spree? They don't call it 'HOT-lanta' for nothin'
  • On top of Friday's Team Xtreme stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car and a freak accident that left Denny Hamln's motorhome damaged in the infield at Atlanat Motor Speedway, more off-track action draws the attention of local police. They've been kept busy during this weekend that includes a Supercross event in the Atlanta-area in additon to a full slate of NASCAR races.

  • Michael Annett's hopes for a full Sprint Cup season still alive
  • Michael Annett arrives at Atlanta Motor Speedway for this weekend in high spirits after a strong finish in the season-opening Daytona 500. Then, suddenly, he was out of this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at AMS. And now he's back in.

  • Happy days: Martin Truex Jr. seeing the light at Furniture Row Racing
  • After struggles on and off the track during his first season at Furniture Row Racing, Martin Truex Jr. says he's settling in and optimistic about the future. And as he prepares to race in this week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it's showing.

  • Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Daytona 500 champ Logano keeps 'old train rolling' with Atlanta pole
  • Ever since winning last Sunday's 57th running of the Daytona 500 and lifting the Harley J. Earl trophy in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Team Penske's Joey Logano has been going non-stop.

  • Dirty Dozen: Breaking down the top 12 qualifiers from Atlanta
  • Here's a driver-by-driver breakdown of the top dozen qualifiers for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta 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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