Montgomery Motor Speedway

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Montgomery Motor Speedway
Location Montgomery County, near Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates 32°21′25″N 86°26′44″W / 32.35694°N 86.44556°W / 32.35694; -86.44556
Opened 1953
Major events Alabama 200,Show Me the Money
Surface Dirt (1953-1955)
Asphalt (1956-present)
Length 0.500 mi (0.805 km)

Montgomery Motor Speedway is a half-mile (.805 km) oval race track just west of Montgomery, Alabama. It opened in 1953, and is the oldest operating race track in Alabama. It held six NASCAR Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup) races between 1955 and 1969.[1] Huffman Motor Sports purchased the facility on February 5, 1999 and the track was extensively renovated and lighted in 1999.

November 2004 Bill Manful bought Montgomery Motor Speedway. In 2006 then owner Bill Manful, leased the track to Hyundai, a local car manufacturer to allow the facility to become a storage site.

In 2008, Bobby and Mark Knox of Clanton Alabama laid claim to the speedway when they purchased it in an auction from Manful. After a lengthy legal battle to resume operations of the facility, they obtained a business license in February 2009 and opened as The New Montgomery Motor Speedway, LLC. The track is in operation running a Bi-weekly schedule.

NASCAR Grand National results[edit]

Season Winning Driver Car Laps Average Speed
April 1955 Tim Flock Chrysler 200 60.872 mph (97.964 km/h)
September 1955 Tim Flock Chrysler 200 63.773 mph (102.633 km/h)
1956 Marvin Panch Ford 200 67.252 mph (108.232 km/h)
1967 Jim Paschal Plymouth 200 72.435 mph (116.573 km/h)
1968 Richard Petty Plymouth 200 70.644 mph (113.690 km/h)
1969 Bobby Allison Plymouth 200 73.200 mph (117.804 km/h)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Race Results at Montgomery Speedway, Racing-Reference.info, retrieved 2009-11-24 

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