Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he’s gone faster at every track he’s raced at this season—and he’s certain Darlington Raceway won’t be any different.
Earnhardt will try for his first Sprint Cup victory at the Southern 500 on Saturday night. He’s also hoping to end a nearly four-year winless drought on the circuit stretching back to his first year driving for powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports.

Earnhardt’s nearly four-year winless drought grew to 139 races when he finished ninth last week at Talladega.