News & Media

Darlington viewer's guide

May 08, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Darlington Raceway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are.



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Friday, May 10:

Practice, 11:30 a.m. on SPEED

Final practice, 2 p.m. on SPEED

Coors Light Pole qualifying on SPEED, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 11:

Bojangles' Southern 500 on FOX, 6:45 p.m.


Friday, May 10:

Final practice, 8:30 a.m.

Coors Light Pole qualifying on ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET

VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be streaming live from Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 10 from the Sprint Cup garage at 11 a.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. (All times Eastern)

Friday, May 10:

Jimmie Johnson | 10:45 a.m.

Denny Hamlin | 3:30 p.m.

Jeff Gordon | 3:45 p.m.

Aric Almirola | 4:15 p.m.

Sprint Cup post-qualifying news conferences | 6:20 p.m.

Nationwide post-race news conferences | 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11:

Sprint Cup post-race news conferences | 11 p.m.

Want more?

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races. You can also use our Minute-by-Minute blog to keep up with what's happening at the track.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 and Nationwide Series' VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington here.

Know the track:

Check out our Darlington Raceway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change; all times local.)

Friday, May 10th:

Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, David Ragan and Dave Blaney | 10 a.m., the Sprint Experience. Wristband required.

Travis Pastrana | 1:55 p.m., Jack Daniel's Champions' Club

Nelson Piquet Jr. | 5:10 p.m., T4 Zone

Saturday, May 11th:

David Pearson | 3 p.m., Palmetto Pavilion

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. | 3:05 and 3:30 p.m., Darlington Stripe Zone

Bobby Labonte | 5:10 p.m., Darlington Stripe Zone

Jeff Burton | 3:45 p.m., Hospitality Village

Kevin Harvick | 3:45 p.m.,
Palmetto Pavilion

Carl Edwards | 4:15 p.m., Jack Daniel's Champions' Club

Get packing:

The weather at Darlington Raceway is:

Click for Darlington, South Carolina Forecast

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race RePlay.

Darlington Raceway was originally built as a 1.25-mile track in 1949. It has been reconfigured twice since then, first to measure 1.375 miles in 1953 and, most recently, 1.366 miles in 1970.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download and has an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.

Buddy system:

Watch live enhanced coverage with 10 HD cameras, a live chat and live standings for this week's Nationwide Series race with RaceBuddy.


Don't forget to do your research and set your lineup before the race goes green.

Expert tip of the week:

Darlington will be hard to predict because so much is reliant on tire strategy. Drivers with momentum, like Matt Kenseth and Aric Almirola, should keep it and they will be joined by patient veterans. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog each week.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top five:

1. Jimmie Johnson

2. Denny Hamlin

3. Tony Stewart

4. Kyle Busch

5. Martin Truex Jr.

See the complete results here.


Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.