History

The Darlington Raceway is a 58,000-seat racetrack in Darlington, South Carolina. The 1.366-mile speedway is unique for its egg-like shape and is nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and the “Track Too Tough to Tame.”

Since opening in 1950, the Darlington Raceway has undergone several renovations. In 1997, the track was reconfigured swapping the front and back stretch. A few years later, lights were installed between 2003 and 2004.

Over the years, Darlington has been the site of many notable moments. In 1965, Ned Jarrett recorded the largest victory at the track when he won the Southern 500 by 15 laps. On the other end of the spectrum, the closest race was won by Ricky Craven in 2003 when he beat Kurt Busch by .002 seconds. Most recently, Matt Kenseth set the record for the fastest race time when he finished in 3 hours 29 minutes and 29 seconds.

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