Winchester Speedway

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Winchester Speedway
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Location 2656 W State Road 32
Winchester, Indiana
Coordinates 40°10′31″N 85°1′37″W / 40.17528°N 85.02694°W / 40.17528; -85.02694Coordinates: 40°10′31″N 85°1′37″W / 40.17528°N 85.02694°W / 40.17528; -85.02694
Owner Charlie Shaw
Looking backwards at Turn 2

Winchester Speedway is a half-mile paved oval motor racetrack in White River Township, Randolph County, just outside Winchester, Indiana, approximately 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Indianapolis. It seats 4000 spectators. It is also known as the "World's Fastest 1/2 mile".

The half-mile oval was built by Frank Funk in 1914, and the track opened in 1916 with the name of Funk's Speedway. NASCAR held a race here in 1951, and Lloyd Moore won the race.

The track's 37 degree banking is one of the steepest in motorsports, and the highest-banked active racetrack in the US. Some of the most famous racers in the world have raced at Winchester including Ryan Newman and Sarah Fisher.

The track's signature event is the annual running of the "Winchester 400." Former winners during the first 36 editions include: Bob Senneker (7 wins), Mike Cope (3), Mike Eddy (2), Mark Martin (2), Gary St. Amant (2), Butch Miller, Rusty Wallace, Ted Musgrave, Glenn Allen Jr., Tim Steele, Scot Walters, and Hank Parker Jr.

Two of its races are held in memory of fallen drivers who won at the circuit: The Rich Vogler Classic, and the Kenny Irwin Memorial.

It is a stop on the ARCA tour. The track has hosted numerous USAC midget, sprint and USAC Silver Crown events that were televised on ESPN since the 1980s.

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