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NASCAR back in business at Darlington

NASCAR back in business at Darlington

…but not only is it NASCAR that is back in business – I will also try to revive our Pure Thunder Racing website/blog as well. As some of you readers know, Pure Thunder Racing is a (amateur) Motorsport fan site based in Sweden. We love American motorsports and are dedicated to spread the word in Scandinavia and beyond. For me, I have followed Swedish V8 Thunder Cars series for long time and I’m personally hoping that this series will expand,…

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Weekend Schedule for Darlington Raceway

Weekend Schedule for Darlington Raceway

NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will this weekend travel to Darlington Raceway, located near Darlington, South Carolina. Darlington Raceway, nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame” opened for racing in 1950. The track is an egg-shaped oval and is 2.198 km (1.366 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns, banking in turns 1 and 2; 25°, turns 3 and 4; 23°, frontstretch; 3° and backstretch; 2°. Lap record, for NASCAR Series, is held by…

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Weekend Schedule for Darlington Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Weekend Schedule for Darlington Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will this weekend travel to Darlington Raceway, located near Darlington, South Carolina. The teams of the Camping World Truck Series will travel to  Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Darlington Raceway, nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame” opened for racing in 1950. The track is an egg-shaped oval and is 2.198 km (1.366 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns, banking in turns 1 and 2; 25°, turns 3 and 4;…

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The Southern 500 “Throwback” weekend one of America’s racing jewels

The Southern 500 “Throwback” weekend one of America’s racing jewels

To many American race fans (especially a Yankee like me) the unofficial opening weekend of summer (the racing season) is gauged by the Indy 500 held every year on Memorial Day weekend in late May. “The greatest spectacle in racing” as it is known, is a race that I have attended 4 or 5 times and every time it delivered an impressive spectacle. Labor Day weekend is seen by many Americans as the unofficial end of summer.  The Labor Day…

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NASCAR: Weekend Schedule for Darlington and Canadian Tire

NASCAR: Weekend Schedule for Darlington and Canadian Tire

NASCAR will this weekend travel to both Darlington Raceway ( Darlington, South Carolina) and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) . Camping World Truck Series will race at Canadian Tire while Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series  will race at Darlington. Darlington Raceway, nicknamed “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame” opened for racing in 1950. The track is an egg-shaped oval and is 2,198 km (1.366 mile) long. Surface is asphalt with four turns. Banking in turn 1-2; 25 degrees, turn 3-4; 23 degrees, frontstretch;…

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NASCAR stats from Darlington

NASCAR stats from Darlington

Bojangles’ Southern 500 @ Darlington Raceway Sunday, September 6, 2015Sprint Cup race: 25 Laps: 367 Miles: 501,322 Track length: 1.366 Mile Total purse: $ 5,762,276 Time of race: 4 h 29 m Average Speed: 111,993 mph (180,235 km/h) Caution Flags: 18 (for 89 laps) Red flags: 0 Lead changes: 24 (from 11 drivers) Pole Position: #2 Brad Keselowski Rookie of the Race: #83 Matt DiBenedetto Fastest lap: #20 Matt KensethWinner: #19 Carl Edwards (started 13). Winning $: 279,625. Laps Led: 15…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results at Darlington

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results at Darlington

Bojangles’ Southern 500 Darlington Raceway September 6, 2015 Race: 25 Pos Car# Driver Manufact. Start. Laps Laps L. Final St. Points B.P 1 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 13 367 15 Running 47 4 2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 1 367 196 Running 44 2 3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 367 57 Running 42 1 4 22 Joey Logano Ford 4 367 29 Running 41 1 5 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 3 367 44 Running 40 1 6 6 Kurt…

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NASCAR Xfinity Series results at Darlington

NASCAR Xfinity Series results at Darlington

VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Darlington Raceway September 5, 2015 Race: 24 Pos Car# Driver Manufact. Start. Laps Laps L. Final St. Points B.P 1 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota 1 147 117 Running 0 0 2 54 Kyle Busch Toyota 36 147 0 Running 0 0 3 18 Daniel Suarez Toyota 2 147 14 Running 42 1 4 88 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 9 147 16 Running 0 0 5 60 Chris Buescher Ford 10 147 0 Running 39…

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The History of Darlington – “the lady in black”

The History of Darlington – “the lady in black”

By: Stephen Dando  (Twitter: @SteveonTheGrid ) As the son of a history teacher and a fan of anything motorsport, I find the idea of a “throw back” Darlington race thrilling. The race will feature: fourteen NASCAR Hall of Fame members in attendance, at least thirty-two retro inspired Sprint Cup cars, pit crews wearing and drivers wearing retro style clothing.  Goodyear Tire is even supplying an “old school” looking tire for the weekend. This race will be a ton of fun I applaud the…

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NASCAR weekend schedule at Darlington

NASCAR weekend schedule at Darlington

Schedule Friday – Sunday at Darlington Raceway Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will race this weekend Camping World Truck Series will have the weekend off US EST & Swedish times +6h FRIDAY, September 4 11 a.m.-12:55 p.m.:(17.00-18.55) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra 1-1:55 p.m.(19.00-19.55): NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra 3-4:25 p.m.(21.00-22.25): NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra 4:30-6:25 p.m.(22.30-00.25): NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra Garage Cam 10:30 a.m.(16.30): NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 12:30 p.m.(18.30): NASCAR XFINITY Series…

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