Time drives everyone forward, never backwards, and the marking of time is a long-standing tradition. The unique-egg- shaped track and challenging surface at Darlington Raceway has drawn race fans from all over the world since it opened in 1950. The jets have finished their flyover, the sun has started to set, and the lights have come on to brighten the jet-black racetrack. In partnership with NASCAR, Thomas Kinkade Studios has captured the checkered flag on all the vintage racecars that have crossed the finish line at legendary Darlington Raceway. Thomas Kinkade Studios is celebrating this very grand anniversary in 75 Years of NASCAR®.
- Thomas Kinkade Studios is honored to celebrate the 75th anniversary of NASCAR® with this Limited Edition Art collaboration, featuring the historic Darlington Raceway.
- Thomas Kinkade’s first collaboration with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC was NASCAR® Thunder, which celebrated the 50th running of the DAYTONA 500®. Thomas attended this legendary race and created the best-selling painting.
- Carrying on in Thomas’ tradition, the artists of the Thomas Kinkade Studios have captured the Darlington Raceway, known as “Lady in Black” because of its place as the first paved track in NASCAR® history.
- Located in Darlington, South Carolina, the “track too tough to tame” is also known for its unusual egg-shape.
- Built from 1949 to 1950, Darlington Raceway hosted the first Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend in 1950, which was the first 500-mile race in NASCAR® history.
- In tribute to all the drivers and teams who have been a part of NASCAR®, the line-up in this painting features racecars with body styles spanning the last 75 years.