This Week's Race: Carolina Dodge Dealers 400

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2002

Where: 1.366-mile oval at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway

When: TV coverage starts at 12:30 p.m.; race starts at 1 p.m.

Distance: 293 laps

Broadcast: TelevisionFox-Ch. 54; RadioMotor Racing Network

2001 winner: Dale Jarrett

Notes: Posted awards are $3,405,766. ... Darlington was built in 1950 for maximum speeds of about 75 mph. Qualifying speeds Friday should be around the 170 mph mark.... The speedway is egg-shaped, and the exit to the second turn is one of the toughest on the circuit because the outside wall jets into the racing groove about 2 feet. Cars will bounce off the wall and earn their ''Darlington stripe'' during the race.

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