The track “too tough to tame” – a visual metaphor.
-- This week, Kevin Harvick made it to the checkered flag before all other drivers. This is a major step up from the previous week at Texas, when he made it back to Charlotte before all other drivers.
-- Kevin Harvick's win at Darlington Raceway is the milestone first victory for F1 team owner Gene Haas.
-- The setting sun caused visibility issues for drivers early in the race. And if you’re keeping score, yes, the drivers managed to find a way to complain about rain AND sunshine in the span of one week.
-- Unlike races earlier this season, the race at Darlington Raceway had a rare 0 percent chance of rain. Regardless, AirTitan 2.0 self-activated one hour before green flag merely out of habit.
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