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Rockingham Speedway


Scope and Contents

From the Series: The Bryant McMurray motorsports photographs collection contains images of motorsports races, personalities, and events shot between 1969 and 2016.


  • 1968 - 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Photographic negatives and prints currently closed for use during the digitization process.

Historical Note

First known as the North Carolina Motor Speedway, the Rockingham Speedway opened near Rockingham, North Carolina, on October 31, 1965, and held its first race, the American 500, on the same day. It was later extensively reconfigured in 1969 as a track one mile in length. Among the other races it hosted were the Peach Blossom 500 (later known as the Carolina 500) and the Subway 400. In 1997 the speedway merged with Penske Motorsports and was renamed the North Carolina Speedway. Competition on the infield road course ceased after a reconfiguration of the infield. It is now home to the Fast Track High Performance Driving School.


From the Collection: 24 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated