Whether you’re looking for a thrilling day at the races, a hiking adventure on a historic dirt track, or you want to ride shotgun in a souped-up car with a pro, there are plenty of places to experience — and celebrate — the history of racing in our state.
In the early 1970s, a fortuitous partnership between one of North Carolina’s iconic industries and a financially strapped NASCAR saved stock car racing and spawned a sports institution.
Occoneechee Speedway Is the Track That Time Forgot
Occoneechee Speedway was born at the same time as NASCAR, lived a short but spectacular life, and then faded away into the woods in Hillsborough. The forest that hid it for decades has given it new life as a hiking trail.