Learn the story behind the pond at Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its unique egg shaped track. Believe it or not, it's all because of one pond full of minnows.

Darlington Raceway is known for being “too tough to tame.”  No one turn is the same and the track’s unique shape is all because of one pond.  It’s no secret that Darlington Raceway has an interesting history.  The track has been around since 1950 and hosts throwback weekend for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 each year.

Come along with us and take a look back at the history of the track and learn how one pond helped determine the fate of the Lady in Black.

You can get your tickets now for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 here.

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