Wake County Speedway

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Wake County Speedway "America's Favorite Bullring" is a quarter-mile asphalt race track located in Raleigh, NC. The track holds stock car races on alternating Friday nights from April to September. It has six main classes of cars which include late models, chargers, legends, mini stocks, U-cars, bandoleros, and bombers. The track also has special appearances from USAC and southern ground pounders.


Wake County Speedway was established in 1962 by Glenn and Marvin Simpkins. It was leased out to Donald Macon. Glenn Simpkins to this day still owns and operates Glenn Simpkins Garage. Glenn's brother Talmadge Simpkins was beside him through all of their trials and errors. They never once gave up on theor dreams and still to this day in 2016, they are alive and well.

At its conception, the track was a 1/4 mile clay race track. Many former NASCAR drivers have made appearances during the tracks history. Those drivers include J.D. McDuffie, Benny Parsons, Ken Schrader, Loy Allen, Jr., Dennis Setzer and Randy Renfrow. In 1987, the track was resurfaced with asphalt and remains that way today.

2016 Division Champions[edit]

  • Late Models-Zach Marks
  • Chargers-Todd Langdon
  • Mini Stocks-Justin Fussil
  • Hocutt's Automotive UCARS-Darrell Haynie
  • Legends-Dillon Spain
  • Bandoleros-Blaise Brinkley

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Coordinates: 35°42′04″N 78°40′30″W / 35.701°N 78.675°W / 35.701; -78.675