Bowman Gray Stadium

Flat Oval
Bowman Gray Stadium is a legendary quarter-mile flat asphalt track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Co-founded in 1949 by Bill France, Sr., Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR’s first and longest running weekly race track. • Nicknamed “the Madhouse,” Bowman Gray Stadium is known for an aggressive style of racing harkening back to the old days of NASCAR. • The historic quarter-mile was the subject of the History Channel’s “Madhouse” TV Show. • Richard Petty won his 100th race at the Madhouse. • Richard Childress fell in love with racing while selling peanuts in the stands of Bowman Gray Stadium. • An icon in the NASCAR world, Bowman Gray Stadium boasts weekly attendance in the thousands.