Darlington Raceway Weather - Darlington, SC
NASCAR RaceWeather

Friday, May 10

Mostly Cloudy w/ Showers & T-Storms

Low 70°F

High 82°F

WSW 10-20 mph

Saturday, May 11

Mostly Sunny

Low 54°F

High 71°F

West 5-15 mph

Sunday, May 12

Partly Cloudy

Low 57°F

High 79°F

W 5-15 mph

Florence, US
2:40 pm, May 23
L: 86° H: 91°
Feels like 93.38 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:12 am
Sunset: 8:20 pm
Humidity 56 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 3 m/s

Forecast Discussion & Updates

NASCAR – Cup/Xfinity/Trucks

Fri May 10 – Mostly Cloudy with Showers & Thunderstorms. High around 82°F. Low around 70°F. West Southwest 10-20 mph.

NASCAR Truck Series – Buckle Up South Carolina 200 – 7:30 PM

Sat May 11 – Most Sunny. High around 71°F.  Low around 54°F. West 5-15 mph.

NASCAR Xfinity Series – Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 – 1:30 PM

Sun May 12 – Partly Cloudy. High around 79°F.  Low around 57°F.  West 5-15 mph.

NASCAR Cup Series – Goodyear 400 – 3:00 PM

Summary: Friday afternoon will see a strong cold front move through the Southeastern US. This cold front will initiate showers & thunderstorms on Friday afternoon.  This cold front will continue to move South and stall in the Gulf Coast & Florida.  On Saturday zonal flow will dominate throughout the atmosphere as a weak surface high-pressure forms in the Southeast US.  On Sunday, an upper-level trough in the Northern US will create a surface low-pressure in the Great Lakes Region.  The associated weak cold front will move through the region early Sunday morning, with no precipitation expected in the morning or during the day.

All times in EDT

Updated: May 8, 2024 7:10 PM EDT


Chief Meteorologist Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.

Staff Meteorologists Connor Baldwin, Aaron Gosch, Chase Haralson, & Elizabeth Ohlemacher

IndyCar forecasts provided by @IndyCar_Wx 

Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located in 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.

For many years, Darlington was the site of two annual NASCAR Cup Series races. One, the Rebel 400, was held in the spring while the other, the Southern 500, was always held on Labor Day weekend. In 2003, the Labor Day race was given to California Speedway, and the Southern 500 was moved to November 2004 and was run as part of the Chase for the Nextel Cup. In 2005, NASCAR eliminated the Southern 500 altogether as a result of the Ferko lawsuit, offending many fans who had followed the sport for generations. The race was merged into the 400-mile (640 km) spring race, and moved to Mother’s Day weekend. A 500-mile race named after a Dodge vehicle was held for the next four years, before the race was given the Southern 500 moniker in 2009.

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