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  1. NASCAR - Chase Elliott masters Darlington on first try

    Ed Hinton

    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- This makes the 40th year I have come here covering races. Never have I seen anyone drive old Darlington Raceway better than Chase Elliott did Friday night. Not David Pearson, the all-time winner here with 10 victories; not Dale ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Kevin Harvick is sitting pretty after Darlington win

    Ed Hinton

    Kevin Harvick had one victory coming onto Darlington, but his 2014 season was looking ugly after that. His first win at Darlington and second this season has him sitting pretty now, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  3. NASCAR - Courting the Lady in Black comes with a price

    Ed Hinton

    Drivers such as Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. might love coming to Darlington Raceway, but courting the Lady in Black comes with a price for most, writes Ed Hinton.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  4. NASCAR - Memories of Rockingham's Ray Melton

    Ed Hinton

    As the trucks began their race at Rockingham on Sunday, one remark by Speed TV analyst Michael Waltrip -- that fans were right up by the fence -- triggered a whole, delightful set of memories about one man. And it added to my list of somewhat forgot...

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson closes the deal for Rick Hendrick

    Ed Hinton

    Seven months and 17 races later, the wait finally is over for Rick Hendrick. Jimmie Johnson helped Mr. H win his 200th Cup race Saturday night at Darlington.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Eric McClure lives to talk about it

    Ed Hinton

    Eric McClure walked into the media center at Darlington Raceway on Friday and talked about the vicious crash he lived through at Talladega. Chalk up yet another life spared by the safety revolution in NASCAR.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  7. NASCAR - Benny Phillips' death leaves void

    Ed Hinton

    Benny Phillips was the grit and the guts of the NASCAR media corps for more than 40 years. It was he who dubbed Darlington Raceway "The Lady in Black." He was the writer Richard Petty trusted most down through the decades. He co-authored Dale Earnha...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  8. NASCAR's Jim Hunter was a savior of a hallowed place -- Darlingto...

    Ed Hinton

    They'll race at Darlington this weekend for the first time in a half-century without Jim Hunter. The Lady in Black, the tradition-rich landmark ultimately saved by Hunter, is in mourning.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  9. Jim Hunter is gone now, but his legacy will be embraced for the a...

    Ed Hinton

    They gathered at stately old Darlington Presbyterian Church to remember a dear friend. Jim Hunter is gone now, but his legacy will be embraced for the ages.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  10. NASCAR blog from Darlington

    Ed Hinton

    NASCAR blog from Darlington

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2009
  11. Mark Martin is back with an exclamation point

    Ed Hinton

    Over the hill? Mark Martin? The old man put that rumor to rest once and for all by winning Saturday night's slugfest at Darlington Raceway.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2009
  12. Tony Stewart may be due at Darlington

    Ed Hinton

    Tony Stewart certainly knows his way around Darlington, he just doesn't know his way to Victory Lane at the Lady In Black -- yet. Some of his competitors expect that to change as soon as Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  13. For Mark Martin, it's not about the title

    Ed Hinton

    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Mark Martin had one earnest request to the media on Friday. "I would appreciate it if you wouldn't write that I'm coming back for one more shot at the championship," Martin said at Darlington Raceway, in his first news conference...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  14. Darlington, NASCAR's nastiest track, sounds off

    Ed Hinton

    Darlington, NASCAR's nastiest track, sounds off about hosting her only Cup race on Mother's Day weekend.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  15. Ed Hinton: Naming rights a delicate balancing act, but none more ...

    Ed Hinton

    Naming rights for a race are a delicate balancing act, so you can applaud Darlington track president Chris Browning for his deft dance with his Mother's Day weekend race.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  16. Chasing history down U.S. Highway 1

    Ed Hinton

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Just got home from a lovely day trip into the past two centuries. Destination was the 20th century, down in Darlington, S.C., home of NASCAR's first big track -- and to this day its most difficult. We were shooting some TV advan...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009