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Chasing history down U.S. Highway 1

Updated: April 1, 2009, 3:09 PM ET
By Ed Hinton

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Just got home from a lovely day trip into the past two centuries.

Destination was the 20th century, down in Darlington, S.C., home of NASCAR's first big track -- and to this day its most difficult.

We were shooting some TV advance material for ESPN at hallowed Darlington Raceway with its all-time maestro driver, David Pearson, and the man I think resuscitated the Lady in Black from her deathbed in the 1990s, Jim Hunter.

To get there from here, you drive through ...

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