Kingsport Speedway is a complex consisting of a concrete 3/8 mile oval and an asphalt 1/5 mile oval. The track has returned to full time operation with NASCAR sanction for 2011.
New: 2005-03-27 Last Updated: 2011-02-08
The 3/8 mile oval was built in 1967 as a asphalt track. In April of 1984 it was converted to dirt. In 1996 it was converted to concrete. The 3/8 mile oval has operated variously as Kingsport International Speedway, Raceland Kingsport, Kingsport Motor Speedway, New Kingsport Speedway, Tri-Cities Speedway, MARCA Motorsports Community and Galaxy Kingsport Speedway.
The 1/5 mile oval was built in 1994 and operated until 2000. It has operated under the names Kingsport Mini-Way, Galaxy Kingsport Mini-Way and MARCA Motorsports Community.
The facility closed in 2002, but appears to have reopened briefly in late 2006. It reopened again with a limited schedule in 2009. For 2011, it was leased by former NASCAR driver Robert Pressley and returned to full time operation.
|Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 673. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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