SC History Trail

Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

Located at Darlington Raceway, the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum features numerous exhibits associated with the history of NASCAR racing. Among the favorites are Richard Petty's famed Number 43 - 1967 blue Plymouth and Dale Earnhardt Senior's concrete handprints.


Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum
1301 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, SC 29532
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Phone: 843-395-8821
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Site Description
Many of the roots of modern NASCAR began at the Darlington Raceway which was established in 1950, and is one of the oldest and most famous stock car tracks in the nation. Much of stock car racing history is chronicled at the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum, located at Darlington Raceway.

Originally named the Joe Weatherly Stock Car Museum, in honor of racing legend Joe Weatherly who was killed in a racing accident in 1964, the museum was renovated, expanded and renamed in 2003. Visitors will find numerous exhibits tracing the history of stockcar racing, as well as many original race cars driven by famous drivers.

Among the favorite exhibits on display here are Richard Petty's 1967 Plymouth, Darrel Waltrip's 1991 Chevy Lumina, Johnny Mantz's 1950 Plymouth, the 1956 Ford convertible that won 22 races in a single year, and Dale Earnhardt Senior's concrete hand prints. Also open to visitors here is the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame.
Access and Admission
Site Access: Public
Access Description: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm