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The Asheville-Weaverville Speedway in Weavervillemarker, North Carolinamarker was considered to be site for the old-school NASCAR races in both the Grand National and the Winston Cup eras (which is now known as the Sprint Cup Series). None of the active drivers that are in the Sprint Cup Series today have ever raced at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway and neither has some of the legends like Darrell Waltrip and Kyle Petty.

From 1951 to 1969, the race course offered some wins from drivers like Richard Petty, Bob Flock, Fonty Flock, Lee Petty, and a win by Fireball Roberts. As a dirt oval track, the speedway helped served its purposed during the dirt-dominated formative years of what is now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Other NASCAR legends like Banjo Matthews, Ralph Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, and Cotton Owens had made notable appearances here. An anti-noise ordinance was used to shut down the track after years of racing; this fight was staged as early as the 1970 racing season when a group of citizens petitioned their city council to shut down the track. Originally, the objectors were hotel operators by 75% of the Asheville Citizen newspaper wanted that track to be closed in a poll done in the summer of 1987.

The property is now occupied by North Buncombe High Schoolmarker.


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