State Fairgrounds Speedway

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Other speedways at state fairgrounds can be found at State Fairgrounds Speedway (disambiguation)

State Fairgrounds Speedway, located at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina, was a half-mile oval dirt racetrack which was the site of auto races for NASCAR's top series in 1955, 1969, and 1970.[1] The race on September 30, 1970 was the final Grand National race ever held on a dirt track.[2] It was won by Richard Petty in a Plymouth that had been sold by Petty Enterprises to Don Robertson and rented back for the race.[2]

While the track itself has largely been removed, the grandstand, now called the Sam G. Rand Grandstand,[3] remains and is used for events related to the North Carolina State Fair.


  1. ^ North Carolina State Fairgrounds page of Racing-Reference website [1], retrieved 8 May 2007.
  2. ^ a b Fielden, Greg, "NASCAR Cleans Up", Speedway Illustrated, September 2004.
  3. ^ Fairgrounds Facilities: Sam G. Rand Grandstand

Coordinates: 35°47′47″N 78°42′41″W / 35.7963°N 78.7115°W / 35.7963; -78.7115