Stock Car Racing

The State of Things
11:46 am
Thu September 25, 2014

A NASCAR Reunion In Hillsborough

Gene Hobby's car after a wreck
Credit Historic Speedway Group

The pioneers of stock car racing reunite this weekend in Hillsborough, where drivers zoomed around the Occoneechee Speedway in the early days of NASCAR.

The mile-long dirt track hosted more than 30 races between 1949 and 1968. More than 100 of those cars will be on display along with some of the legendary drivers who raced them.

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The State of Things
12:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Restoring The NASCAR Racetrack In Hillsborough

The horse racetrack enlarged to a one-mile track for auto racing. 1955 U.S.Government aerial photo.
Historic Speedway Group

  

The Occoneechee/Orange Speedway in Hillsborough is the only surviving dirt track from NASCAR's first season. 

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