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Near Wilkesboro in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Wilkesboro Speedway

 
 
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSports. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
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. off of US 421 Exit 277. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkesboro NC 28697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stoneman's Raid (approx. 3.9 miles away); Richard Allen, Sr. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lincoln Heights School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Benjamin Cleveland (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wilkes County World War I Memorial
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(approx. 7.2 miles away); Starr House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Memorial Avenue (approx. 7.3 miles away); Somers-Foster House (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkesboro.
 
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
2. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox
3. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox
4. North Wilkesboro Speedway Marker
Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
5. Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway
Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 12, 2012
6. Outside of North Wilkesboro Speedway
North Wilkesboro Speedway image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   7. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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