South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway is a .4-mile banked asphalt oval located in South Boston, Virginia. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, this venerable South Central Virginia speedway opened as a dirt track in 1957 and has been a vibrant part of the racing community ever since. South Boston joined forces with NASCAR in 1960 and was paved two years later.STATS
- Banking in the corners is 12 degrees and 10 degrees on the straightaways.
- Many of NASCAR’s biggest stars, past and present, cut their racing teeth at South Boston. Richard Petty won four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events here. Benny Parson’s first Cup win was at South Boston.
- Current NASCAR stars like Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler and Timothy Peters began their careers at South Boston.
- South Boston hosted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series races from 1960 through 1971. It also played host to 35 Xfinity Series from 1982 to 2000 and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with many other NASCAR touring series.
- Nine of the last 13 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champions have come through South Boston Speedway, including last year’s champion Matt Bowling.