“He could do things in a race car I could only dream about,” he said. “Throughout the entire racing world, I don’t know of anybody who would have said he didn’t give 110% from the time they dropped the green flag until the race was over. He was the same way in life, too.”
This weekend, NASCAR heads to the track nicknamed "too tough to tame" and rightly so. Darlington Raceway is a 1 mile egg-shaped oval nestled in a small town in South Carolina and once a year, NASCAR awakens this legendary speedway and will adorn the lady with her signature black walls before the race is done.
Tonight we head to NASCAR's oldest superspeedway. The track "Too Tough to Tame" is the spot for the 63rd running of Bojangles' Southern 500 tonight on FOX, (live 7 p.m. ET) and when the engines fire tonight, it will be the last time the 43-cars making the start tonight have four straight fenders.
"Throughout the entire racing world, I don't know of anybody who would have said he didn't give 110 percent from the time they dropped the green flag until the time the race was over. He was that same way in life, too." Buddy Baker