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Harold Brasington

Sat, Jan 28th, 2012

Legend tells of Harold Brasington and his dream to make Darlington the center of the stock car universe. Though mocked at the time, Brasington refused to give up. He won the land for the racetrack on a play of the cards and began building Darlington Raceway, the country's oldest paved superspeedway. Nowadays Darlington Raceway, with it's egg-shaped track, is known as the track too tough to tame. Twice a year, the sounds of racing engines fill the air and thousands of NASCAR fans descend on Darlington County. The Southern 500 has become a race that makes history and builds heroes.

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New Website Launched

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Darlington County Events

Pim Farms First Responders Corn Maze

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Darlington Sweet Potato Festival

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Meet Harold Brasington

Legend tells of Harold Brasington and his dream to make Darlington the center of the stock car universe.... read about Meet Harold Brasington

Meet J.L. Klickner

Yet another legend speaks of a young Northern architect, J.L. Klickner, who was asked to design a house for Colonel Samuel Hugh Wildes in 1857.... read about Meet J.L. Klickner

Legends of Darlington

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