The 2023 Goodyear 400 is set to take place at the historic Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, a track famous for its challenging nature and tire-destroying capabilities. Known as “The Lady in Black” and “The Track Too Tough to Tame,” Darlington is a true test for NASCAR drivers due to its high banks and asymmetrical turns.
Pit stop accuracy and tire management will be paramount in this race, as the track’s surface is particularly tough on tires. While Toyota has traditionally performed well at Darlington, the introduction of the NextGen cars means that past model data may be less relevant.
Top contenders for the 2023 Goodyear 400 include Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin, who all have vital track records at Darlington. On the other hand, Joey Logano’s recent performance suggests he may struggle in this race. In contrast, despite their less impressive track history, Chase Elliott and William Byron could be solid choices. Erik Jones emerges as a potential sleeper pick for race fans looking to root for an underdog.
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