Greenville-Pickens Speedway is a 1/2 mile paved oval operating with NASCAR sanction, located near Greenville, South Carolina.
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Greenville-Pickens Speedway opened as a 1/2 mile dirt oval in 1940, shutting down the next year for WWII. It reopened on July 4th, 1946. In 1951 it became a regular stop on the NASCAR Grand National tour (this is the series known today as the Nextel Cup.) It did not operate in 1953, and then continued as a dirt track through 1969. The track was paved by April, 1970. The Grand National tour made its last visit to Greenville-Pickens Speedway in 1971.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 650. Order from National Speedway Directory|
3800 Calhoun Mem Hwy
Greenville, SC 29601
P.O. Box 4119
Greenville, SC 29608
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