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NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Outstanding Lessons We Learned at Darlington

Darlington Raceway is nicknamed the "Lady in Black" because she will reach out and slam a car into the wall, leave her mark and wish the driver well.  A car that survives without the Darlington stripe probably wasn't racing hard enough. The track that opened in 1950 is chock full of history. Few have truly been able to tame the egg-shaped track. Darlington looks wide, but the racing groove is against the wall. Drivers don't race each other, they race the treacherous track. Even the best drivers in the series can suddenly find themselves sucked against the wall coming out of the banked turns. There is nothing easy about racing at this South Carolina track. To win at the historic track is an accomplishment that ranks right up there with ...

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