NASCAR’s roots extend deep into the South, especially in Darlington, S.C. where the sport’s first paved superspeedway, Darlington Raceway, calls home.
The track Too Tough To Tame has hosted NASCAR racing events since 1950 and is considered one of the must-see events on the calendar each year.
Famously referred to as the Lady In Black, Darlington Raceway annually draws over 100,000 spectators. Ticketholders travel from all 50 states and several foreign countries to watch the top stockcar drivers in the world battle door-to-door for their chance to win the famous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500.
Considered a badge of honor by many drivers, the track Too Tough To Tame will handout its legendary “Darlington Stripe” to those that dare to get too close to her outside walls. With its sweeping 25 and 23-degree banking in the turns and famous egg-shape, Darlington Raceway is often thought to be one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
1301 Harry Byrd Highway
Darlington, SC 29532
Museum Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 11am-4pm