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North Wilkesboro Speedway

 
 
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
1. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
Inscription. Pioneer NASCAR dirt track. Built 1946; paved in 1958. Hosted sanctioned events, 1949-96. 5/8 mile oval 3 mi. W.
 
Erected 2007 by NC Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-56.)
 
Location. 36° 9.092′ N, 81° 1.103′ W. Marker is near Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Speeway Road (Old US 421) 0.1 miles north of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. off of US 421 Exit 277. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkesboro NC 28697, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Allen, Sr. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Benjamin Cleveland (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 7.4 miles away); Colonel Ben Cleveland (approx. 7.5 miles away); James B. Gordon (approx. 7.8 miles away); James Larkin Pearson (approx. 8.9 miles away); James Wellborn (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilkesboro.
 
Also see . . .  NC Markers page. (Submitted on May 19, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
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North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
2. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
3. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
4. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
5. Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway
Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
6. Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway
North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 28, 2013
7. North Wilkesboro Speedway
A view of the speedway looking at the main gate. Driver Jeff Gordon won the last NASCAR race held here in 1996.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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