The Goodyear 400 marks the 122nd Cup race hosted by Darlington Raceway in the series’ history. Sunday’s race will be the first race of the season at Darlington. The 1.33-mile oval located in Darlington, South Carolina has an asphalt racing surface with 25 degrees of banking in turns 1 and 2, and 23 degrees of banking in turns 3 and 4. With 3 degrees on the frontstretch and 2 degrees on the backstretch, this track has unique characteristics that require drivers to race against the wall. As a result, drivers will earn their “Darlington Stripes” from grazing the wall through the infamous turns. The track first opened in 1950, the Cup Series held its inaugural race then and Johnny Mantz won.