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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Fastest with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talk Wall Hits at Darlington

Darlington Raceway walls always win. Ask any NASCAR driver, past or present. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series roars to action during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 May 11 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. When the popular circuit haulers roll into Darlington, teams will return to familiar territory. "The Track Too Tough to Tame,” designed after Indianapolis Motor Speedway and built on 400 acres but crimped by the existence of a fishing pond, was created in 1950. Darlington’s 1.366-mile oval with 25-degree banking has been a wall-banger ever since. Harold Brasington, track owner, wanted to develop a true oval, but the landowner, Sherman Ramsey, didn’t want his minnow pond disturbed. The west end of the tra...

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