Raleign Speedway was a 1 mile speedway with 16 degrees of banking located on the northeast side of Raleigh, North Carolina. There was also a 1/4 mile flat oval on the site, sharing the main straight.
Raleigh Speedway was the second NASCAR superspeedway after Darlington.
The track opened in 1952 under the name Southland Speedway, and then operated briefly as Dixieland Speedway. The first race there was a AAA champ car series race. From 1953 it operated as Raleigh Speedway. The 1/4 mile oval opened in 1953. Its main NASCAR dates were taken by the new Daytona Speedway in 1958 and it ceased operation.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 529. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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