is a race track
built for NASCAR
racing located near Darlington, South Carolina
. It is nicknamed "The Lady in Black"
and "The Track Too Tough to Tame"
by many NASCAR fans and drivers and advertised as "A NASCAR Tradition." It is of a unique, somewhat egg-shaped design, an oval with the ends of very different configurations, a condition which supposedly arose from the proximity of one end of the track to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. This situation makes it very challenging for the crews to set up their cars' handling in a way that will be effective at both ends.
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