Days of Thunder was filmed in South Carolina in the United States of America.
Scene where Cole races at Darlington Raceway.
Scene was shot Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. It is nicknamed "The Lady in Black" and "The Track Too Tough to Tame" by many NASCAR fans and drivers and advertised as "A NASCAR Tradition." It is of a unique, somewhat egg-shaped design, an oval with the ends of very different configurations, a condition which supposedly arose from the proximity of one end of the track to a minnow pond the owner refused to relocate. This situation makes it very challenging for the crews to set up their cars' handling in a way that will be effective at both ends. While shooting Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise got a speeding ticket in Darlington for going 85 mph in a 55 mph speed limit zone.
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