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 located just north of the I-440 belt-line between Wake Forest Road and Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina. It closed after only seven years of operation, from 1952 to 1958. Originally opened as Southland Speedway, it hosted an AAA Indy-car race on July 4, 1952 before becoming a NASCAR sanctioned track in 1953. It then hosted seven NASCAR Grand National and three NASCAR Convertible races from 1953 to 1958. The track then sat dormant until the property was sold and the track demolished in 1967. If you have any materials or information that would be useful to this site, or if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please contact:
Jacob M. Simpson
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