"The Darlington 500" is the second episode from Season 2 of Timeless. It will premiere on March 18, 2018.



The Time Team chases Rittenhouse to a stock car race in the 1950s where Wyatt learns that his favorite race car driver is actually a Rittenhouse sleeper agent on a mission to destroy the American car industry. To stop the Rittenhouse plan, Wyatt, Lucy and Rufus team up with Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR driver.


The Mission

Rittenhouse's Agenda

  • Rittenhouse sleeper agent Ryan Millerson is assigned to detonate a car bomb during the Darlington 500 to kill representatives of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler - potentially crippling the U.S. automotive industry.

Changes to the Timeline

  • After Millerson is inserted in 1946, NASCAR's history is rewritten with him being one of the sport's greatest drivers. After his death, it is presumed that NASCAR's history from 1955 onwards is restored.

Guest Cast

Historical Events and Figures


  • Wendell Scott

Episode Notes


  • Being an avid Star Wars fan, Rufus compares Wendell Scott to Han Solo.


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