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NASCAR Event At Darlington Raceway

'Darlington Raceway is race track built for NASCAR Racing located near Darlington, South Carolina.

History

Darlington Raceway was built in 1950 by a retired race car driver named Harold Brasington. The first event know as the Southern 500, took place later that year on Labor Day Weekend. Johnny Mantz won the event which featured more that eighty entrents. Racing was basically the same every year with intense finishes and wild crashes. In 2003, the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history took place when Kurt Bush and Rickey Craven fought for the lead. Rickey Craven won the event by 0.004 of a second. In 2012, Jimmie Johnson scored Rick Hendrick's 200th carreer victory at the track.

Struggles

In 2003, ticket sales were very low and Darlington went from having two NASCAR events down to only one. In 2004 the Southern 500 was replaced and the race became known as the Dodge Delears 400. But in 2009, after ticket sales went back up, the race returned to a Labor Day event and was re-named The Southern 500.

Attractions

Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum: This museum located just a couple of miles from the track and is a museum dedicated to Stock Car Racing Events that took place on Darlington Raceway and other South Carolina race tracks.

Current Events

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:

Main Event: Showtime Southern 500

NASCAR Nationwide Series:

Main Event: Sports Clips 200

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

Main Event: Too Tough To Tame 200

USAC Silver Crown Series

Main Event: Darlington Silver Crown Showdown

Past Events

Izod IndyCar Series:

Main Event: IndyCar At Darlington

Darlington In Gaming

Darlington Raceway has appeared in the follwing games:

  • NASCAR 98 (First Apperence)
  • NASCAR 99
  • NASCAR 2000
  • NASCAR 2001
  • NASCAR Thuder 2002
  • NASCAR Thunder 2003
  • NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
  • NASCAR Thunder 2004
  • NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
  • NASCAR 06: Toltal Team Control
  • NASCAR 07
  • NASCAR 08
  • NASCAR 09
  • NASCAR The Game: 2011
  • NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
  • Nascar 14
  • NASCAR 15
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution

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