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Darlington Raceway

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Darlington Raceway- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Darlington Raceway is a race track worked for NASCAR hustling situated in Darlington, South Carolina. It is nicknamed "The Lady in Black" and "The Track Too Tough to Tame" by numerous NASCAR fans and drivers and promoted as "A NASCAR Tradition."


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It is of an interesting, fairly egg-molded design, an oval with the finishes of totally different setups, a condition which apparently emerged from the closeness of one finish of the track to a minnow lake the proprietor would not move. The present circumstance makes it trying for the groups to set up their vehicles' taking care of such that will be successful at the two closures.

For a long time, Darlington was the site of two yearly NASCAR Cup Series races. One, the Rebel 400, was held in the spring while the other, the Southern 500, was constantly held on Labor Day weekend. In 2003, the Labor Day race was given to California Speedway, and the Southern 500 was moved to November 2004 and was run as a component of the Chase for the Nextel Cup.


As of late, the track has been reconfigured; since 1997, what was the front stretch is currently the back stretch, from late 2003 to mid 2004 lights were introduced for late evening racing to beat the warmth, and the turns have been renumbered in like manner.

Seating has been expanded to roughly 65,000, in spite of the fact that it has been restricted by the closeness of an interstate behind the back stretch and another lake; the first minnow lake is a distant memory.

Darlington has something of an unbelievable quality among drivers and more seasoned fans; this is likely because of its long track length comparative with other NASCAR speedways of its time and subsequently the principal scene where a considerable lot of them got conscious of the genuinely high paces that stock vehicles could accomplish on a long track.


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The track supposedly acquired the moniker The Lady in Black. It is in light of the fact that the night prior to the race the track upkeep team would cover the whole track with new asphalt sealant. Darlington is otherwise called "The Track Too Tough to Tame". It is because of the fact that drivers can pursue a lap without an issue and afterward skip off of the divider the accompanying lap.

Racers will much of the time disclose that they need to race the circuit, not their opposition. Drivers reaching the stopping point are considered to have gotten their "Darlington Stripe" on account of the missing paint on the correct side of the vehicle.

On January 28, 2019, it was uncovered on ISC's 2018 yearly report that the raceway's track seating was decreased from 58,000 to 47,000.


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Quick Facts

LocationDarlington, South Carolina
OperatorInternational Speedway Corporation
Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series


Southern 500

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Toyota 200

Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

South Carolina Education Lottery 200

USAC Silver Crown Series

Silver Crown Showdown at Darlington

Length1.366 mi (2.198 km)
Most WinsDavid Pearson (10)
Most StartsRichard Petty (25)
Most PolesDavid Pearson (12)