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This is a list of tracks which have hosted a NASCAR race from 1948 to present. Various different forms of race track have been used throughout the history of NASCAR; purpose-built race tracks such as Daytona.

NASCAR National series race tracks[edit]

The following is a list of race tracks currently used by NASCAR as part of its Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, or Camping World Truck Series for their 2013 racing season.[1][2][3][4]

Key to table[edit]

  • Track – The name of the facility.
  • Nickname - The name known locally.
  • Miles – Length of the course.
  • Configuration – Shape of the course.
  • Location – Geographical location of the track.
  • Series – NASCAR national series currently hosted by the track. Numbers in parentheses indicate if the course holds more than one series event during the season.
  • Seating – Number of seats for spectators at the track, if known.
  • Races – Feature races for the top national series that races there.
Track Nickname Miles Config. Location Series Seating Races Map
Atlanta Motor Speedway Hotlanta Speedway 1.54 Quad-Oval Georgia (Hampton) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
124,000 Oral-B USA 500 Atlanta
Auto Club Speedway AutoClub 2 D-Shaped Oval California (Fontana) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
122,000 Auto Club 400 Auto Club
Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol / The Last Great Colosseum / Thunder Valley 0.53 Oval Tennessee (Bristol) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
160,000 Food City 500
Irwin Tools Night Race
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 2.459 Road Course Ontario, Canada (Bowmanville) Camping World Truck Open Seating Chevy Silverado 250 Mosport
Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5 Quad Oval North Carolina (Concord) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
140,000 Coca-Cola 600
Bank of America 500
Charlotte
Chicagoland Speedway 1.5 D-Shaped Oval Illinois (Joliet) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
75,000 MyAFibStory.com 400 Chicagoland
Darlington Raceway Too Tough to Tame / Lady in Black 1.37 Oval South Carolina (Darlington) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
63,000 Bojangles Southern 500 Darlington
Daytona International Speedway Daytona Speedway 2.5 Tri-Oval Florida (Daytona Beach) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
168,000 Daytona 500
Coke Zero 400
Daytona
Dover International Speedway Monster Mile 1 Oval Delaware (Dover) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
113,000 FedEx 400
AAA 400
Dover
Eldora Speedway The Big E 0.5 Oval Ohio (New Weston) Camping World Truck 20,000 Mudsummer Classic
Homestead-Miami Speedway Miami Speedway 1.5 Oval Florida (Homestead) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
65,000 Ford Ecoboost 400 Homestead-Miami
Indianapolis Motor Speedway The Brickyard 2.5 Oval Indiana (Speedway) Sprint Cup
Nationwide
257,325 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis
Iowa Speedway Rusty Wallace Special 0.875 Oval Iowa (Newton) Nationwide (2)
Camping World Truck (2)
30,000 Nationwide:
Pioneer Hi-Bred 250
U.S. Cellular 250
Iowa
Kansas Speedway 1.5 D-Shaped Oval Kansas (Kansas City) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
81,687 STP 400
Hollywood Casino 400
Kansas
Kentucky Speedway 1.5 D-Shaped Oval Kentucky (Sparta) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck (2)
107,000 Quaker State 400 Kentucky
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sin City Speedway 1.5 D-Shaped Oval Nevada (Clark County) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
142,000 Kobalt 400 Las Vegas
Martinsville Speedway The Paperclip 0.526 Oval Virginia (Ridgeway) Sprint Cup (2)
Camping World Truck (2)
65,000 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500
TUMS Fast Relief 500
Martinsville
Michigan International Speedway 2 D-Shaped Oval Michigan (Brooklyn) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
137,243 Quicken Loans 400
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.4 Road Course Ohio (Lexington) Nationwide Series 75,000 Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Mid-Ohio
New Hampshire Motor Speedway The Magic Mile 1.058 Oval New Hampshire (Loudon) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series
91,000 Camping World RV Sales 301
Osram Sylvania 300
New Hampshire
Phoenix International Raceway The Hot Mile 1 Tri-Oval Arizona (Avondale) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck
76,800 The Profit on CNBC 500
Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500
Phoenix
Pocono Raceway The Tricky Triangle / What Turn 4? 2.5 Tri-Oval Pennsylvania (Long Pond) Sprint Cup (2)
Camping World Truck
76,812 Pocono 400
Gobowling.com 400
Pocono
Road America 4.048 Road Course Wisconsin (Elkhart Lake) Nationwide 50,000 Nationwide:
Sargento 200
Road America
Richmond International Raceway Strawberry Hill 0.75 D-Shaped Oval Virginia (Henrico County) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
112,029 Toyota Owners 400
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond
Rockingham Speedway The Rock 1.017 D-Shaped Oval North Carolina (Rockingham) Camping World Truck 35,000 CW Truck:
Camping World Good Sam Club Carolina 200
Rockingham
Sonoma Raceway Sears Point 1.99 Road Course California (Sonoma) Sprint Cup 102,000 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma
Talladega Superspeedway Dega / Shake 'n' Bake 2.66 Tri-Oval Alabama (Talladega) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series
Camping World Truck
175,000 Aaron's 499
Camping World RV Sales 500
Talladega
Texas Motor Speedway Great American Speedway 1.5 Quad-Oval Texas (Fort Worth) Sprint Cup (2)
Nationwide Series (2)
Camping World Truck (2)
191,122 Duck Commander 500
AAA Texas 500
Texas
Watkins Glen International The Glen 2.45 Road Course New York (Watkins Glen) Sprint Cup
Nationwide Series
41,000 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen[5] Watkins Glen

Defunct or inactive NASCAR nationwide, sprint cup, and truck series tracks[edit]

The following tables list all of the tracks previously used by NASCAR that are either closed or, for various reasons, are no longer used by any NASCAR national series.

Key to tables[edit]

  • Track: Name of the track. Either the current name of the track (as it exists today) or the last known name of the track will be shown.
  • Type and layout: Approximate course length (in miles), shape, and surface type. For course length, the last known measurement provided by NASCAR will be shown. Note that this figure may differ in various sources depending on the method that NASCAR or other sanctioning bodies have used to measure the track.
  • Location: The state (or province, for Canadian tracks) and city (or nearest city) where each track is located.
  • Named race(s): For many years, specific names have been given to races during a given season as a way of marketing the event. Where these names are known, they will be noted next to the seasons in which that name was used.
  • Season(s): NASCAR seasons in which the track hosted an event. Note that only points-paying races are counted as part of a given series' season; tracks where additional exhibition or special races have been held are included in a separate table.
  • Notes: Any additional information or clarification that may be useful. This will include details on the track's current status, or whether the track saw further use in other NASCAR series.

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Formerly known as Strictly Stock (1949), Grand National (1950 to 1971), Winston Cup (1972 to 2003), and Nextel Cup (2004 to 2007). This table lists every track that once hosted a Sprint Cup event.[1][6]

Track Type and layout Location Named race(s) Season(s) Notes
Birmingham International Raceway 0.500-mile dirt oval Alabama (Birmingham) Birmingham 200 (1965) 1958
1961
1963–1965
1967–1968
Track demolished in 2009 by city.
Chisholm Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Alabama (Montgomery) 1956 Closed during 1978.
Dixie Speedway 0.250-mile paved oval Alabama (Birmingham) 1960 Closed after 1983.
Huntsville Speedway 0.400-mile paved oval Alabama (Huntsville) 1962 Remains active.[7]
Lakeview Speedway 0.750-mile dirt oval Alabama (Mobile) 1951 Closed in 1972.
Montgomery Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Alabama (Montgomery) Alabama 200 (1969) 1955–1956
1967–1969
Remains intact, racing returned in 2009 under new ownership[8]
Arizona State Fairgrounds 1.000-mile dirt oval Arizona (Phoenix) Copper Cup Championship (1960) 1951
1955–1956
1960
Closed in 1963; reopened in 1985 as 0.125-mile dirt oval; remains active.[9]
Tucson Rodeo Grounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Arizona (Tucson) 1955 Stopped hosting auto races during 1955; facility remains active.[10]
Memphis-Arkansas Speedway 1.500-mile dirt oval Arkansas (LeHi) Mid-South 250 (1954–1955) 1954–1957 Closed due to owners inability to afford the $100,000 cost to pave the speedway, as the dirt had become unmanagable and dangerous; layout remains intact.[11]
Ascot Park 0.400-mile dirt oval California (Los Angeles) 1957
1959
1961
Closed in 1990; now an industrial park.
Bay Meadows Racetrack 1.000-mile dirt oval California (San Mateo) 1954–1956 Conducted final horse race in August 2008; subsequently razed.[12]
California State Fairgrounds 1.000-mile dirt oval California (Sacramento) 1956–1961 Closed in 1970 when fairgrounds moved to new location; site now a shopping center.
West Capital Raceway 0.500-mile dirt oval California (Sacramento) 1957 Closed in 1980; former site now marked by a monument.[13]
Carrell Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval California (Gardena) 1951
1954
Closed circa 1954 to make way for the eventual Artesia Freeway.
Marchbanks Speedway 1.400-mile paved oval California (Hanford) California 250 (1960) 1951
1960–1961
Originally a 0.500-mile dirt oval; 1.400-mile track built in 1960; complex demolished in 1984.
Merced Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval California (Merced) 1956 Located within Merced County Fairgrounds; rebuilt to 0.375-mile length in 1991; remains active .[14]
Oakland Speedway 0.625-mile mixed oval California (San Leandro) 1951
1954
Straights were paved, turns were dirt; closed after 1955; now the site of Bayfair Center.
Ontario Motor Speedway 2.500-mile paved oval California (Ontario) Miller High Life 500 (1971–1972)
Los Angeles Times 500 (1974–1980)
1971–1972
1974–1980
Closed in 1980; demolished in 1981; now the site of Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Redwood Acres Raceway 0.625-mile dirt oval California (Eureka) 1956–1957 Remains active. Now .375 mile paved oval.[15]
Riverside International Raceway 2.631-mile road course California (Riverside) Crown America 500 (1958)
Riverside 500 (1963)
Golden State 400 (1963)
Motor Trend 500 (1964–1971)
Falstaff 400 (1970)
Golden State 400 (1971–1972)
Winston Western 500 (1972–1987)
Tuborg 400 (1973–1975)
Riverside 400 (1976)
NAPA 400 (1977–1979)
Warner W. Hodgdon 400 (1980–1981)
Budweiser 400 (1982–1988)
1958
1961
1963–1988
Closed in 1989; now the site of Moreno Valley Mall; attempt to replicate the track at the proposed Riverside Motorsports Park failed.
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval California (San Jose) 1957 Rebuilt in 1990 to a 0.333-mile dirt oval in 1991; facility remains active but track is gone.[16]
Willow Springs International Motorsports Park 2.500-mile road course California (Rosamond) 1956–1957 During NASCAR years, track used an oiled-dirt surface; now paved; remains active. Has raced some NASCAR West Series competition.[17]
Thompson International Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Connecticut (Thompson) Thompson Speedway 200 (1969–1970) 1951
1969–1970
Remains active as home to several NASCAR feeder series.[18]
Beach and Road Course 4.170-mile road course Florida (Daytona Beach) 1949–1958 Half the course was beach sand, other half was State Road A1A. Closed after Daytona was built.
Five Flags Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Florida (Pensacola) 1953 Only Grand National race run two weeks after opening. Remains active, with signature Snowball Derby event in December.[19]
Golden Gate Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval Florida (Tampa) 1963 Closed in 1978; reopened in 1981; closed again in 1984.
Jacksonville Speedway Park 0.500-mile dirt oval Florida (Jacksonville) 1951–1952
1954–1955
1961
1964
Closed in 1973. Site of Wendell Scott's historic win.
Palm Beach Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Florida (Palm Beach) 1952–1956 Originally a dirt oval; paved in 1955; demolished in 1984.
Titusville-Cocoa Airport 1.600-mile road course Florida (Titusville) 1957 Temporary airport course.
Augusta International Raceway 0.500-mile paved oval
3.000-mile road course
Georgia (Augusta) Jaycee 300 (1964)
Georgia Cracker 300 (1966)
Augusta 300 (1967)
Dixie 250 (1968)
Augusta 200 (1968)
Cracker 200 (1969)
1962–1969 (oval)
1964 (road)
Oval was originally dirt and paved in 1964; road course abandoned after 1963; complex closed in 1970; site in the process of becoming Diamond Lakes Regional Park.[20]
Central City Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Georgia (Macon) 1951–1954 Closed during 1956.
Columbus Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Georgia (Columbus) 1951 Closed during the 1950s.
Hayloft Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Georgia (Augusta) 1952 Closed 1955, Gordon Park Speedway built on site in the 1980s.[21]
Peach State Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Georgia (Jefferson) Peach State 200 (1968)
Jeffco 200 (1969)
1968–1969 Now Gresham Motorsports Park, track reconfigured in 2009. The World Crown 300 is track's signature Late Model event.[22]
Lakewood Speedway 1.000-mile dirt oval Georgia (Atlanta) 1951–1954
1956
1958–1959
Closed after 1960; selected events held until 1979; now the site of Lakewood Park in Atlanta.
Middle Georgia Raceway 0.548-mile paved oval Georgia (Byron) Speedy Morelock 200 (1966)
Macon 300 (1967–1969)
Middle Georgia 500 (1968)
Georgia 500 (1969–1971)
1966–1971 Closed after 1971; currently sits abandoned and decaying.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park 0.500-mile dirt oval Georgia (Pooler) 1954–1955 Remains active.[23]
Savannah Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Georgia (Savannah) St. Patrick's Day 200 (1962)
Sunshine 200 (1964)
Savannah 200 (1964)
Savannah 200 (1970)
1962–1964
1967
1969–1970
Originally dirt; paved in 1969; closed in 1981; apparently reopened but closed again by 2004; current status unknown.[24]
Valdosta 75 Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Georgia (Valdosta) 1962
1964–1965
Closed in 1966.
Santa Fe Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Illinois (Willow Springs) 1954 Closed in 1995. Demolished to make way for Subdivision. Only remains truly left are a sign on an old barn roof on 1–55.[25]
Soldier Field 0.500-mile cinder oval Illinois (Chicago) 1956 Stadium remains active as home to the NFL's Chicago Bears; track was removed in 1970.
Playland Park Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Indiana (South Bend) 1952 Was located within Playland Park; reportedly closed circa 1956.
Winchester Speedway 0.500-mile oiled oval Indiana (Winchester) 1950 Paved in 1951; remains active.[26]
Davenport Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Iowa (Davenport) 1953 Remains active.[27]
Corbin Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Kentucky (Corbin) 1954 Closed during the 1960s; apparently reopened at some point and is currently active. Track has been paved at some point and apparently shortened to a 0.250 mile track.

[28]

Louisiana Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Louisiana (Shreveport) 1953 Facility remains active; track closed in 1980.
Oxford Plains Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval Maine (Oxford) Maine 300 (1967–1968) 1966–1968 Remains active. Also ran Nationwide Series races.[29]
Beltsville Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Maryland (Laurel) Beltsville 200 (1966–1967)
Maryland 200 (1966)
Beltsville 300 (1968–1970)
Maryland 300 (1967–1969)
1965–1970 Closed after 1978; now the site of Capitol College.[30][31]
Norwood Arena 0.250-mile paved oval Massachusetts (Norwood) Yankee 500 (1961) 1961 Closed in 1972; now an industrial park.[32]
Grand River Speedrome 0.500-mile dirt oval Michigan (Grand Rapids) 1951
1954
Closed in 1966 to make way for U.S. Route 131.[33]
Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway 1.000-mile dirt oval Michigan (Detroit) Motor City 250 (1951–1952) 1951–1952 Facility remains active; track was converted into parking lot.
Monroe Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Michigan (Monroe) 1952 Closed circa 1954.
Lincoln City Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Nebraska (North Platte) 1953 Remains active.
Las Vegas Park Speedway 1.000-mile dirt oval Nevada (Las Vegas) 1955 Demolished; now the site of a Hilton hotel.[34]
Linden Airport 2.000-mile road course New Jersey (Linden) 1954 Auto racing discontinued after 1955.
Morristown Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval New Jersey (Morristown) 1951–1955 Closed in 1955.
Old Bridge Stadium 0.500-mile paved oval New Jersey (Old Bridge) Fireball Roberts 200 (1964)
Old Bridge 200 (1965)
1956–1958
1963–1965
Closed in 1968.
Trenton Speedway 1.500-mile paved oval New Jersey (Trenton) Northern 300 (1967–1969)
Schaefer 300 (1970)
Northern 300 (1971–1972)
1958–1959
1967–1972
During NASCAR years, began as 1.000-mile oval; reworked to 1.500-mile "peanut" oval in 1969; closed in 1980.
Wall Stadium 0.333-mile paved oval New Jersey (Belmar) 1958 Active race track.
Airborne Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Plattsburgh) 1955 Paved in 1961; remains active.
Albany-Saratoga Speedway 0.400-mile dirt oval. New York (Malta) Albany-Saratoga 250 (1970–1971) 1970–1971 Track was dirt after 1978; converted back to asphalt in 2009. Returned to Dirt in 2012
Altamont-Schenectady Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Altamont) 1951
1955
Closed after final NASCAR event.
Bridgehampton Race Circuit 2.850-mile road course New York (Bridgehampton) 1958
1963–1964
1966
Track closed for good in 1998. Site demolished for housing and golf.
Buffalo Civic Stadium 0.250-mile cinder oval New York (Buffalo) 1958 In later years, home to the Buffalo Bills in both the AFL (1960–69) and NFL (1970–72); demolished in 1988.
Fonda Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Fonda) Fonda 200 (1968) 1955
1966–1968
Remains active.
Hamburg Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Hamburg) 1949–1950 Remains active.
Islip Speedway 0.200-mile paved oval New York (Islip) Islip 300 (1967–1968)
Islip 250 (1971)
1964–1968
1971
Closed after 1984; now the site of a factory.
Monroe County Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Rochester) 1950–1956
1958
Track closed circa 1962; briefly reopened during 1981.
Montgomery Air Base 2.000-mile road course New York (Montgomery Empire State 200 (1960) 1960 Auto racing discontinued after 1960.
New York State Fairgrounds 1.000-mile dirt oval New York (Syracuse) 1955–1957 Auto racing continues with World Racing Group's Super Dirt Week; venue remains active.
Shangri-La Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval New York (Owego) 1952 Closed in 2005.
State Line Speedway 0.333-mile dirt oval New York (Busti) 1958 Remains active.
Vernon Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval New York (Vernon) 1950 Closed circa 1951; semi-active as a horse track.
Asheville-Weaverville Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Weaverville) Western North Carolina 500 (1958–1969)
Fireball 300 (1966–1969)
1951–1969 Closed in 1970.
Bowman Gray Stadium 0.250-mile paved oval North Carolina (Winston-Salem) Myers Brothers Memorial (1961–1962)
International 200 (1962–1963)
Myers Brothers Memorial (1964–1971)
1958–1971 Remains active; hosts NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour; 2009 weekly racing subject of "Madhouse" television series.
Champion Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval North Carolina (Fayetteville) 1958–1959 Closed in 1959.
Charlotte Speedway 0.750-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Charlotte) 1949–1956 Closed circa 1956.
Cleveland County Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Shelby) 1956–1957
1965
Concord Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Concord) Lee Kirby Memorial (1959)
Textile 250 (1964)
1956–1959 (Concord I)
1962 (II)
1964 (II)
There have been three tracks with the name; Concord Speedway I closed in the early 1960s; Concord Speedway II Closed in 1978 and development took over; a replacement, the third track to carry the name, opened in 1979 and remains active.[35]
Dog Track Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval North Carolina (Moyock) Moyock 300 (1964–1965)
Tidewater 300 (1965)
1962–1966 Originally a 0.250-mile dirt oval; paved and lengthened in 1964.
Forsyth County Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Winston-Salem) 1955 Auto racing discontinued after 1963.
Gastonia Fairgrounds 0.333-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Gastonia) 1958 Closed during the 1980s.
Greensboro Agricultural Fairgrounds 0.333-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Greensboro) 1957–1958
Harnett Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Spring Lake) 1953 Closed circa 1970.
Harris Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval North Carolina (Harris) 1964–1965 Remains active.
Hickory Speedway 0.362-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Hickory) Buddy Shuman Memorial (1956)
Buddy Shuman Memorial (1960–1971)
Hickory 250 (1962–1967)
Hickory 250 (1969)
Hickory 276 (1970–1971)
1953–1971 Paved in 1969, remains active as a host to several NASCAR feeder series.
Jacksonville Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Jacksonville) 1957
1964
Closed after 1964.
McCormick Field 0.250-mile paved oval North Carolina (Asheville) 1958 Remains active as home to the Asheville Tourists baseball team; auto racing discontinued in 1959.
New Asheville Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval North Carolina (Asheville) Asheville 300 (1966–1968)
Asheville 300 (1971)
1962–1968
1971
Shawna Robinson became first woman to win NASCAR Touring Series race when she won a Dash race in 1988; Demolished for park.
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Raleigh) North State 200 (1969)
Home State 200 (1970)
1955
1969–1970
Track closed after 1970.
North Wilkesboro Speedway 0.625-mile paved oval North Carolina (North Wilkesboro) Wilkes 200 (1960–1961)
Gwyn Staley 400 (1962–1978)
Wilkes 320 (1962)
Wilkes 250 (1963)
Wilkes 400 (1964–1978)
Northwestern Bank 400 (1979–1985)
Holly Farms 400 (1979–1996)
First Union 400 (1986–1996)
1949–1996 Originally dirt; paved in 1957; closed in 1996, reopened in 2010; Will be racing in 2010 with USARacing Pro Cup,ASA Late Models,PASS Super Late Models and Frank Kimmel Street Stocks. Currently used by Sprint Cup teams for testing. Has since Closed again as of 2011
Occoneechee Speedway 0.900-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Hillsborough) Joe Weatherly Memorial 150 (1964)
Joe Weatherly Memorial 150 (1966)
Hillsborough 150 (1967–1968)
1949–1968 Closed in 1968. Plans to restore the track are currently proposed.
Raleigh Speedway 1.000-mile paved oval North Carolina (Raleigh) Raleigh 250 (1956–1958) 1953–1958 Closed after 1958.
Salisbury Superspeedway 0.625-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Salisbury) 1958 Closed in 1961.
Southern States Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Charlotte) 1954–1961 Closed after 1960.
Starlite Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Monroe) 1966 Closed after 1973.
Tar Heel Speedway 0.250-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Randleman) Turkey Day 200 (1963) 1963 Closed circa 1967; possibly hosted one racing event in 1975.
Tri-City Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (High Point) 1953
1955
Closed by the 1960s.
Wilson Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval North Carolina (Wilson) 1951–1954
1956–1960
Closed in 1989.
Bainbridge Fairgrounds 1.000-mile dirt oval Ohio (Bainbridge) 1951 Auto racing discontinued after 1951; later used as a horse track.
Canfield Speedway/Canfield Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Ohio (Canfield) Poor Man's 500 (1950–1952) 1950–1952 ARCA & USAC ran on an inner mixed .250 mi oval until it closed to auto racing in 1973. It is still used for horse racing.
Dayton Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Ohio (Dayton) 1950–1952 Closed in 1982; now the site of a landfill.
Ft. Miami Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Ohio (Toledo) 1951–1952 Shortened to 0.375-mile length in 1957; closed after 1958.
Powell Motor Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Ohio (Columbus) 1953 Closed in 1959; smaller tracks used same site until 1965.
Sharon Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Ohio (Hartford) 1954 Remains active while track shortened; now owned by Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney.
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) 1956 Not active since 2009.The track was demolished in early Augest of 2010
Portland Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Oregon (Portland) 1956–1957 Closed in 2002.
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg) 1953 Closed during the 1980s.
Heidelberg Raceway 0.250-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) 1949
1951
1959–1960
Closed after 1973.
Langhorne Speedway 1.000-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Langhorne) 1949–1957 Closed after 1971; now the site of a shopping center.
Lincoln Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (New Oxford) Pennsylvania 200 Classic (1964–1965) 1955–1958
1964–1965
Remains active.
New Bradford Speedway 0.333-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Bradford) 1958 Remains active.
Pine Grove Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Shippenville) 1951 Closed during the 1960s.
Reading Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Reading) 1958–1959 Closed after 1979.
Williams Grove Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Pennsylvania (Mechanicsburg) 1954 Remains active.
Coastal Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Myrtle Beach) 1956–1957 Replaced by current Myrtle Beach Speedway.
Columbia Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval South Carolina (Columbia) Arclite 200 (1962)
Sandlapper 200 (1951, 1955–1971)
Columbia 200 (1964–1971)
1951–1971 Closed in 1977. Track restoration in progress for historical car shows.
Gamecock Speedway 0.250-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Sumter) 1960 Remains active as Sumter Speedway.[36]
Greenville-Pickens Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval South Carolina (Greenville) Greenville 200 (1969–1971)
Pickens 200 (1971)
1951
1955–1956
1958–1971
Remains active and holds K&N Pro Series East race.
Hartsville Speedway 0.333-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Hartsville) 1961 Closed circa 1962.
Lancaster Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Lancaster) 1957 Remains active.
Newberry Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Newberry) 1957 Closed circa 1979.
Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds 0.500-mile dirt oval South Carolina (Spartanburg) 1953–1966 Closed circa 1986. Often used for vintage car events.
Myrtle Beach Speedway 0.500 mile dirt oval (1957–74, 1978–86)
0.538 mile paved oval (1974–76, 1987–present)
South Carolina (Myrtle Beach) Carolina Pride 250 (NNS, 1988–2000) 1958–1965 (NSCS)
1988–2000 (NNS)
Remains active.
Rapid Valley Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval South Dakota (Rapid City) 1953 Remains active.
Boyd Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval Tennessee (Chattanooga) Confederate 200 (1962)
Confederate 200 (1964)
1962
1964
Remains active.
Kingsport Speedway 0.337-mile paved oval Tennessee (Kingsport) Kingsport 250 (1969)
Kingsport 100 (1970)
Kingsport 300 (1971)
1969–1971 Reopened in 2010 after 8 years of inactivity.
Music City Motorplex 0.596-mile paved oval Tennessee (Nashville) Nashville 500 (1961–1962)
Nashville 400 (1963)
Nashville 400 (1965)
Nashville 400 (1967–1969)
Nashville 420 (1970–1983)
Music City USA 420 (1973–1980)
Melling Tool 420 (1981)
Cracker Barrel 420 (1982)
Marty Robbins 420 (1983)
Coors 420 (1984)
Pepsi 420 (1984)
1958–1984 Mayor Karl Dean wants to close track and redevelop entire Fairgrounds. Many locals oppose plan. The Track is guaranteed to host racing until after 2012.
Smoky Mountain Raceway 0.500-mile dirt oval Tennessee (Maryville) East Tennessee 200 (1966–1967)
Smoky 200 (1966–1969)
Maryville 300 (1969)
Maryville 200 (1970–1971)
East Tennessee 200 (1970)
1965–1971 Paved in 1969. Remains active. has since been reverted to its original dirt surface.
Tennessee-Carolina Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Tennessee (Newport) 1956–1957 Closed in 1967.
Meyer Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Texas (Houston) Space City 300 (1971) 1971 Closed in 1979.
Texas World Speedway 2.000-mile paved oval Texas (College Station) Texas 500 (1969)
Texas 500 (1971–1972)
Lone Star 500 (1972)
Alamo 500 (1973)
Texas 400 (1979)
NASCAR 400 (1980–1981)
1969
1971–1973
1979–1981
Closed in 1989; reopened in 1993. Used mostly for testing.
Langley Speedway 0.395-mile paved oval Virginia (Hampton) Tidewater 250 (1964–1968)
Crabber 250 (1968)
Tidewater 375 (1969)
Tidewater 300 (1970)
1964–1970 Originally dirt; paved in 1968; Remains active as a host to several NASCAR feeder series and weekly events.
Norfolk Speedway 0.400-mile dirt oval Virginia (Norfolk) 1956–1957 Closed during 1957.
Old Dominion Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval Virginia (Manassas) Old Dominion 400 (1964) 1958
1963–1966
Closed. New Track set to open sometime in 2015
Princess Anne Speedway 0.500-mile dirt oval Virginia (Norfolk) 1953 Closed in 1954; site now a shopping center.
South Boston Speedway 0.400-mile paved oval Virginia (South Boston) South Boston 400 (1963)
South Boston 100 (1969)
Halifax County 100 (1970–1971)
1960–1964
1968–1971
Remains active as a host to several NASCAR feeder series and weekly events.
Southside Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval Virginia (Richmond) 1961–1963 Closed briefly for the 2011 season due to the health of one of the owners but had a shortened season then a full season in 2012 [37]
Starkey Speedway 0.250-mile paved oval Virginia (Roanoke) 1958
1961–1962
1964
Closed in 1966.
Bremerton Raceway 0.900-mile paved oval Washington (Bremerton) 1957 Auto racing discontinued by 1958.
West Virginia International Speedway 0.438-mile paved oval West Virginia (Ona) Mountaineer 300 (1963)
Mountaineer 500 (1964)
West Virginia 300 (1970)
West Virginia 500 (1971)
1963–1964
1970–1971
Closed in 1972; reopened in 2007 as Ona Speedway.
Canadian National Exhibition Stadium 0.333 mile paved oval (1952–58)

0.25 mile paved oval (1959–66)
0.333 mile paved oval (1990, 1997)
1.748 mile street circuit (1986–present)

Ontario (Toronto) Jim Mideon 500 (1958) 1958 Stadium oval track closed in 1966; reopened in 1990[38] and 1997; stadium demolished in 1999; now the site of BMO Field. Parking lot and surrounding roads form active street circuit used since 1986 for CART, Champ Car, and now IndyCar races. Hosted NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events in 2010 and 2011.[39][40]
Stamford Park 0.500-mile dirt oval Ontario (Niagara Falls) 1952 Closed during 1953.

Nationwide Series[edit]

Formerly known as Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982 to 1983) Busch Late Model Sportsman Series (1984–85), Busch Grand National Series (1986 to 2002), and Busch Series (2003 to 2007). This table includes only former Nationwide Series tracks that never hosted a Cup Series event; see the previous table for former Cup Series tracks.[41]

Track Type and layout Location Named race(s) Season(s) Notes
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2.518-mile road course Mexico (Mexico City) Telcel-Motorola 200 (2005–2006)

Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 (2007) Corona México 200 (2008)

2005–2008 Still active in NASCAR Mexico.
Caraway Speedway 0.455-mile paved oval North Carolina (Asheboro) 1982–1983 Still active in NASCAR feeder series.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 2.71 mile Paved Road Course Québec (Montréal) NAPA Pièces d'Auto 200 presentée par Dodge 2007–2012 Still active with Formula 1.
Lanier National Speedway 0.375-mile paved oval Georgia (Gainesville) 1988–1992 Track has been closed except for special events, none scheduled.
Louisville Motor Speedway 0.438-mile paved oval Kentucky (Louisville) 1988–1989 Also hosted Truck Series racing from 1996–99 in a 0.375-mile configuration. Closed in 2000 after Kentucky Speedway opened; track demolished and now site of an industrial park.
Milwaukee Mile 1.032-mile paved oval Wisconsin (West Allis) 1993–2009 Still active with IZOD IndyCar Series & ARCA/CRA Super Series, Events moved to Road America
Memphis International Raceway 0.75-mile paved oval Tennessee (Millington, Tennessee) 1999–2009 Formally called Memphis Motorsports Park. Closed in 2009. Reopened in 2011. Currently hosts ARCA.
Motor Mile Speedway 0.416-mile paved oval Virginia (Dublin) 1988–1992 Still active, formerly New River Valley Speedway
Nazareth Speedway 0.946-mile paved oval Pennsylvania (Nazareth) 1988–2004 Closed.
Orange County Speedway 0.375-mile paved oval North Carolina (Rougemont) 1983–1994 Closed in 2003, Reopened in 2006 under the ASA Member Track program, Has tour date's with PASS and Allison Legacy Series
Pikes Peak International Raceway 1.000-mile paved oval Colorado (Fountain) 1998–2005 Track reopened with new owners, mostly as test track.
Road Atlanta 2.520-mile road course Georgia (Braselton) 1986–1987 Track still active, the track hosts American Le Mans Series (Petit Le Mans) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Volusia County Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Florida (Barberville) 1989–1992 Now a dirt track.
Nashville Superspeedway 1.33-mile paved oval Tennessee (Lebanon, Tennessee) 2001–2011 Open for testing only.[42]
Gateway International Raceway 1.250-mile oval Illinois (Madison) Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 (1997–2010)
5-Hour Energy 250 (2010)
Copart 200 (1998–2010)
1997–2010 St. Louis, MO market. Closed November 2010.[43] Reopened in 2011 under new management and new name (Gateway Motorsports Park) and wiil host a Truck event in 2014.

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Formerly known as SuperTruck Series (1995) and Craftsman Truck Series (1996–2008). This table includes only former Camping World Truck tracks that never hosted a Cup Series or Nationwide Series event; see the previous tables for former Cup Series or Nationwide Series tracks.[44]

Track Type and layout Location Named race(s) Season(s) Notes
Chicago Motor Speedway 1.029-mile paved oval Illinois (Cicero) 2000–2001 Track demolished, now the site of a Walmart
Colorado National Speedway 0.375-mile paved oval Colorado (Erie) 1995–1997 Remains Active
Evergreen Speedway 0.700-mile paved oval Washington (Monroe) 1995–2000 Track still active. Hosts NASCAR Whelen All American Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Flemington Speedway 0.625-mile paved oval New Jersey (Flemington) 1995–1998 Track closed in 2002, demolished 2005
Heartland Park Topeka 1.800-mile road course Kansas (Topeka) 1995–1999 Track still active, complex primarily used by NHRA
I-70 Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Missouri (Odessa) 1995–1999 Closed 2008
Mansfield Motorsports Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Ohio (Mansfield) 2004–2008 Closed in 2010
Mesa Marin Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval California (Bakersfield) 1995–2001
2003
Original track demolished in 2005, new speedway open
Portland International Raceway 1.950-mile road course Oregon (Portland) 1999–2000 Track still active
Portland Speedway 0.500-mile paved oval Oregon (Portland) 1995–1998 Track closed in 2002
Saugus Speedway 0.333-mile paved oval California (Saugus) 1995 Closed midway through 1995 season.
Tucson Raceway Park 0.375-mile paved oval Arizona (Tucson) 1995–1997 Closed. Reopened as Tucson Speedway
Walt Disney World Speedway 1.000-mile paved oval Florida (Orlando) 1997–1998 Track still active as part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 0.500-mile paved road course Ontario (Bowmanville) 2013–2014 Track is Active

Other tracks used by NASCAR[edit]

This table includes tracks used by NASCAR solely for exhibition races or other special events that were not part of any regular NASCAR season.

Track Type and layout Location Named race(s) Season(s) Notes
Calder Park Thunderdome 1.119 mile (1.801 km) paved oval Australia (Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria) (Goodyear NASCAR 500 – exhibition; 1988) 1988 Inactive. Hosted the Australian NASCAR Championship until 2000. Hosted the Australian variant AUSCAR until the series demise in 1999.
Pompano Beach Speedway 1.125 mile dirt oval Pompano Beach, Florida 1948 Closed circa 2000, was most likely a horse track after racing.
Suzuka International Racing Course (East Circuit) 1.400 mile road course Japan (Suzuka) (exhibition; 1996–1997) 1996–1997 Remains active, hosts Formula One race from 1987 – 2006, alternate Formula One Japanese Grand Prix (2009 at Suzuka), (2010 at Fuji Speedway). returned in 2009.
Twin Ring Motegi 1.549 mile paved oval Japan (Motegi) (exhibition; 1998) 1998 Remains active, hosted Indy Japan 300 for IndyCar Series from 1998–2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Nationwide Series Tracks". NASCAR. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Camping World Truck Series". NASCAR. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
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  8. ^ Montgomery Motor Speedway
  9. ^ Arizona Exposition & State Fair – Building Information
  10. ^ Tucson Rodeo – Feb. 16–24, 2008 – Welcome to the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros!
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  22. ^ Gresham Motorsports Park
  23. ^ Oglethorpe Speedway Park
  24. ^ Savannah Speedway
  25. ^ Santa Fe Speedway
  26. ^ Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
  27. ^ Davenport Speedway
  28. ^ John Davis
  29. ^ Oxford Plains Speedway
  30. ^ Beltsville Speedway
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  32. ^ Norwood Arena Speedway: stock car racing, nascar tracks, modifieds
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