Huntsville Speedway

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Huntsville Speedway
Huntsville Speedway Feb 2012 01.jpg
The speedway in February 2012
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Coordinates 34°34′5″N 86°32′5″W / 34.56806°N 86.53472°W / 34.56806; -86.53472
Opened 1959
Surface Dirt (1959–1962}
Asphalt (1962–present)
Length 0.250 mi (0.402 km)

Huntsville Speedway is a quarter-mile (.402 km) oval race track in Huntsville, Alabama. It opened in 1959 as a dirt track, and was paved in 1962. It held one NASCAR Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup) event in 1962, won by Richard Petty.[1] Today the track hosts weekly racing with a variety of stock car and modified classes. Sadly I must state that Huntsville Speedway shut down early in 2013, and looks like it has not reopened as of this date May 18, 2014.

NASCAR Grand National results[edit]

Season Winning Driver Car Laps Average Speed
1962 Richard Petty Plymouth 200 54.644 mph (87.941 km/h)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASCAR Grand National race; Huntsville Speedway, Huntsville, AL". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 

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