Tracks

Darlington Raceway

Darlington, South Carolina


Darlington Raceway - Track Information

Length 1.366 miles; egg-shaped oval
Banking
Turns 1&2- 25 degrees
Turns 3&4- 23 degrees
Straightaways- 2 degrees
Ticket Info and Location
(843) 944-8499

I-95 to Highway 52 to Darlington.

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Jeff's History At Darlington

Race Date Start Finish Notebook
September 4, 2016 15 14 Lost 2 laps on ill-timed caution. Battled back to lead lap finish.
September 6, 2015 5 16 Battled track position most of the night.
April 12, 2014 9 7 Struggled with late-race handling and restarts.
May 11, 2013 8 3 300th career top-5 finish.
May 12, 2012 12 35 Two cut tires; extensive time behind the wall.
May 7, 2011 5 12 Ran in the top-10 all night. Faded back with under 20 to go.
May 8, 2010 2 4 Led 111 laps. Solid on 2 tires, tight with 4 tires.
May 9, 2009 2 5 Lost a lap in the mid-stages and fell to 31st. Battled back for a top-5.
May 10, 2008 8 3 Ran in the top-10 all night. First race on repaved track; lack of passing.
May 13, 2007 10 1 Stayed out to assume the lead under caution late in the race. Car was overheating for the final 60 laps.
May 13, 2006 12 2 Came on strong on the longer run to end the race moving from 5th to 2nd. Lapped traffic hindered efforts to catch Greg Biffle on the final lap.
May 7, 2005 14 2 Took four tires on a pit stop with 5 laps to go. Went from 5th to 2nd in the last 2 laps.
November 12, 2004 2 3 Slow pit stop with 33 to go dropped him from 1st to 7th. Strong rally at the end.
March 21, 2004 9 41 Swept up in a wreck when Tony Stewart spun Andy Hillenburg in turn two on lap 29.
August 31, 2003 14 32 Battled handling issues. Squeezed into the wall and a spin after contact with Casey Mears mid-way through the race. Heavy damage on front and rear of the car.
March 16, 2003 5 33 Led the closing stages. Had the lead with 27 laps to go when he hit the wall. Faded back and eventually slammed the turn four wall severely damaging the right front.
September 1, 2002 3 1 Under overcast skies, he took the lead from Sterling Marlin with 135 laps to go. Car was tight in race traffic, but perfect in clean air. Fifth Southern 500 win-- tying Cale Yarborough for the most all-time.
March 17, 2002 2 9 Led the most laps. Damaged the right front getting by a wreck with 100 laps remaining.
September 2, 2001 2 2 Led the most laps. Went from 4th to 2nd in the final 9 laps. Daring pass on Bobby Labonte coming to the white flag to take 2nd.
March 18, 2001 1 40 Running in second with 100 laps to go when the engine overheated.
September 3, 2000 10 4 Contended for the victory but Bobby Labonte beat everyone off pit road just before rain arrived.
March 19, 2000 1 8  
September 5, 1999 4 13 Running in the top five and pitted for tires. Rain arrived and shortened the event soonafter.
March 21, 1999 1 3  
September 6, 1998 5 1 Another No Bull Million. Four straight Southern 500 victories.
March 22, 1998 24 2 Almost caught Dale Jarrett at the end.
August 31, 1997 7 1 Held off Jeff Burton on the last lap to win the Winston Million.
March 23, 1997 10 3  
September 1, 1996 2 1 Late race pass on Hut Stricklin to take the lead.
March 24, 1996 2 1  
September 3, 1995 5 1 A vital win en route to the title.
March 26, 1995 1 32 Couldn't avoid the spinning lapped car of Randy Lajoie entering turn one.
September 4, 1994 7 6 First career top 10 at Darlington.
March 27, 1994 13 31 Gordon's early starts at Darlington were less than auspicious.
September 5, 1993 15 22  
March 28, 1993 5 24  


Career Stats At Darlington
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles
36 7 19 23 4


Darlington Breakdown
Average Start 7.0
Average Finish 10.2
Victories - 7 May 2007
September 2002
September 1998
August 1997
September 1996
March 1996
September 1995

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