About the track Too Tough To Tame

Darlington Raceway is one of the sport’s oldest and most challenging tracks on the circuit. Before the development of larger tracks, it was NASCAR’s first true superspeedway. The track is home to the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR in the spring and iconic Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend.


Length: 1.366 miles

Nicknames: “The Lady in Black” “The track Too Tough To Tame”


  • Most Wins: David Pearson - 10 Wins

  • Most Poles: David Pearson - 12 Poles

  • Closest Finish in NASCAR History happened at Darlington Raceway in March 2003 when Ricky Craven took the checkered flag ahead of Kurt Busch by 0.002 seconds.