Darlington survives NASCAR storm

“Have you seen this?” Darlington Raceway president Chris Browning asks before carefully unfolding the creased sheet he took out of his right front pocket.

The page shows a drawing of modern garages and a reshaped infield, a dream unlikely to happen five years ago.

That was when NASCAR head, the late Bill France Jr., decreed that Darlington was among the Sprint Cup venues that risked closure because of fading attendance and crumbling atmosphere.

Darlington survives NASCAR storm

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