NASCAR America: What makes Darlington Raceway so challenging? (video)

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On Tuesday’s edition of NASCAR America, one of our show segments discussed the challenges of racing at Darlington Raceway.

One of the biggest challenges is racing one inch off Darlington’s hard walls without getting an almost inevitable “Darlington stripe.”

The segment also reflected back on the supremacy of the late Tim Richmond coming into the 1986 Southern 500, arguably the greatest win of Richmond’s too-brief career.

The late Dale Earnhardt also said of winning at Darlington, “Whether it’s a high school sweetheart, a faithful old hunting dog, or a fickle race track in South Carolina with a contrary disposition, and, if you happen to be a race car driver, there’s no victory so sweet, so memorable as whipping Darlington Raceway.”

Check out the video above. 

Also, check out the video below of Parker Kligerman‘s and Steve Letarte’s discussion on whether NASCAR Cup rookies Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez have a chance at winning one of the next two races to punch their ticket for the upcoming playoffs.

Letarte says an emphatic ‘no.’ Do you — or Parker — agree?