Raleigh Speedway History

This site is part of an ongoing project to digitally archive materials related to the Raleigh Speedway.

Raleigh Speedway was a 1-mile paved, paperclip shaped oval superspeedway in Raleigh, NC. Originally opened as Southland Speedway, it hosted a AAA Indy-car race on July 4, 1952 before becoming a NASCAR sanctioned track in 1953. It hosted 7 NASCAR Grand National races from 1953 to 1958 when it closed. The track was then demolished and the property sold in 1967.

This site includes information, statistics, photographs, personal accounts, and more.