The Toyota 500 marks the 117th Cup race hosted by Darlington Raceway in the series’ history. Wednesday’s race will be the second of a two race event at the historical speedway. 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.
Darlington Raceway is 1.366 miles (2.19 km) long and a 500-kilometre race that requires 229 laps to complete.
Wednesday, May 20th.
The Toyota 500 will be at 7:30 PM ET.
The Toyota 500 start time is 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, May. 20. FS1 will broadcast the race with radio coverage from MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Toyota 500 is a 500-kilometre-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.
The Toyota 500 is 500 kilometres, equating to 310.68 miles.
Given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the inaugural Toyota 500.
Hendrick Motorsports is the team with most Darlington wins with 11 wins total.
Jeff Gordon holds the record for most Darlington victories with 6 wins total.