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Middletown Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Langhorne Speedway

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2009
1. Langhorne Speedway Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1926, this circular one-mile dirt track was known as the “Big Left Turn." It hosted a NASCAR inaugural race in 1949. Notable drivers Doc Mackenzie, Joie Chitwood, Rex Mays, Lee Petty, Dutch Hoag, A.J. Foyt, and Mario Andretti raced here in stock, midget, sprint, and Indy cars. Langhorne was reshaped as a “D” and paved in 1965. The National Open Championship run here was regarded as the “Indy of the East.” Final race was held in 1971.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 40° 10.561′ N, 74° 53.142′ W. Marker is in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway, on the right when traveling east. Marker is next to the McCafferty Ford showroom. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1939 Lincoln Hwy, Langhorne PA 19047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2009
2. Langhorne Speedway Marker
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within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mollie Woods Hare (approx. 1.8 miles away); Archaeology and History (approx. 1.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Burial Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Birthplace of Edward Hicks (approx. 1.8 miles away); Middletown Township World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Levittown Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bolton Mansion (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Langhorne Speedway. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Langhorne Speedway - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Langhorne Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2009
3. Langhorne Speedway Marker
Looking east along Lincoln Highway toward Woodbourne Road (red traffic lights to immediate right distance of marker).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,696 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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