Darlington 'tires' take Alaska trip

By: associated press
By: associated press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Four 1,700-pound black granite replica racing tires should be at Darlington Raceway about now. Instead, they were accidentally shipped to Anchorage, Alaska.

The track ordered the granite tires from a company in China and they made it across the Pacific without a problem. But someone put them on a train to the frozen North instead of a train to the Deep South.

The tires honor four important events in Darlington's history. Raceway president Chris Browning says they were supposed to be a surprise unveiled on race weekend next month.

Browning says he still expects the monuments to make it to the track in time for ceremonies surrounding the May Tenth NASCAR Sprint Cup race.


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