Darlington Raceway

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Nickname

The Track Too Tough to Tame / The Lady in Black

Location

Darlington, South Carolina

Length

1.37-mile (2.20 km)

Type

Intermediate Oval

Seating

75,000

Opened

1950

Series

Monster, Xfinity

Bio

Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. It is nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame” by many NASCAR fans and drivers and advertised as “A NASCAR Tradition.” It is of a unique, somewhat egg-shaped design, an oval with the ends of very different configurations, a condition which supposedly arose from the proximity of one end of the track to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. This situation makes it very challenging for the crews to set up their cars’ handling in a way that will be effective at both ends.

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