Darlington Raceway continues to stand the test of time

63 years and counting: Darlington Raceway lives on.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WACH)- It's been deemed "The Track Too Tough to Tame" and "The Lady in Black," and for 63 years now, Darlington Raceway continues to bring excitement to NASCAR fans all over.

"Darlington was built on love and guts," track historian Harold King said.

The idea of the track came to be when former racer Harold Brasington saw the crowds at the Indianapolis 500 and wanted to bring that to his hometown of Darlington.

"There was a real dedication of effort," King said. "A dedication of commitment and love for the track."

Darlington held two races on the NASCAR circuit for many years until the sport decided to give the Labor Day race to California Speedway. Still, the May race provides some of the best action each year.

"This is really what stock car racing is all about whenever these boys compete on this race track here," King said.

Teams roll into Darlington beginning Thursday.