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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) event in 1962, won by Richard Petty.[1] Today the track hosts weekly racing with a variety of stock car and modified classes. It shut down early in 2013 and has reopened on April 2, 2016. It is hosted for race events for other racing types.

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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