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Darlington Raceway

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Map of Darlington Raceway

Map of Darlington Raceway

Logo Courtesy of NASCAR

Location:

1301 Harry Byrd Hwy

Darlington, SC 29532

Ticket Information:

Speedway ticket office (843) 395-8499

Track Layout:

1.366 Egg-shaped Oval

25 Degrees of banking in the turns 1&2

23 Degrees in turns 3&4

3 Degrees on the frontstretch

2 Degreees on the backstretch

Important Track Dates:

1949: Track Built

1950: First NASCAR Race

1997: Track flipped front/back

2004: First racing under the lights

2008: Track repaved

Owner:

International Speedway Corp. (NASCAR)

First NASCAR Winner:

Johhny Mantz - 1950

The Track Too Tough To Tame:

Since the very first Southern 500 race on Labor Day 1950 Darlington's tricky egg shape and narrow straights have challeneged NASCAR's best drivers. Sadly as of 2005 the Southern 500 is no more. It has been replaced by a Mother's Day eve race under the lights.

The racing is still tight. The track still eats cars, drivers and teams who dare to challenge her. The track still breathes the history of the legends who have raced there. But there will never be another race quite like the legendary Southern 500.

Darlington today is a great place to see a race. The Lady In Black is living NASCAR history. Everybody needs to see a race here at least once.

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