Greenville-Pickens Speedway, South Carolina (NASCAR Library Collection)

Greenville-Pickens Speedway, South Carolina (NASCAR Library Collection)

by Scott Keepfer
     
 

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As the second-oldest NASCAR track still running weekly races, Greenville-Pickens has earned a unique niche in racing history. In 1959, local driver David Pearson sped to a record 15 victories in one season, jump-starting a Hall of Fame career. As a young boy, Dale Earnhardt played in the infield while his father, Ralph, raced to the track championship in 1965. In… See more details below

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As the second-oldest NASCAR track still running weekly races, Greenville-Pickens has earned a unique niche in racing history. In 1959, local driver David Pearson sped to a record 15 victories in one season, jump-starting a Hall of Fame career. As a young boy, Dale Earnhardt played in the infield while his father, Ralph, raced to the track championship in 1965. In 1971, ABC's Wide World of Sports televised the first live, start-to-finish NASCAR race at Greenville-Pickens. Many big names have competed here, but for every David Pearson and Richard Petty, there have been dozens of Donnie Bishops and Toby Porters: local favorites providing weekly thrills for a loyal fan base.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467110990
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/14/2013
Series:
NLC - NASCAR Library Collection
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,421,223
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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