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Orange County Speedway is a 3/8 mile (0.6 km) asphalt oval in Orange Countymarker, near Rougemontmarker, North Carolinamarker. It first opened in 1966 as 1/4 mile (0.4 km) and 5/8 mile (1.6 km) dirt ovals, which operated until 1967 and 1973, respectively. With a slogan of "the fastest 3/8-mile race track in America," the oval features 19 degree banking through the turns and 16 degrees on the straightaways creating four distinct grooves making for very fast turns. The grandstands stretch from Turn 4 all the way down the front straightaway to Turn 1. The speedway closed in 2003, but reopened on March 11, 2006 as an American Speed Association member track.

Some of the most famous names in stock car racing have raced at the Orange County Speedway, including Jeff and Ward Burton, Elliott and Hermie Sadler, Scott Riggs, Todd Bodine and Bobby Labonte. Notable drivers David Pearson and Glen Wood raced at the speedway the while it was a dirt track.

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NASCAR Busch Grand National Series

The NASCAR Busch Grand National Series (now Nationwide Series) raced at the speedway from 1983 until 1994.
Date Winning driver Make Average speed Race length
June 18, 1983 Jack Ingram Pontiac
July 2, 1983 Tommy Houston Chevrolet
July 9, 1983 Tommy Houston Chevrolet
October 1, 1983 Sam Ard Oldsmobile
April 21, 1984 Jack Ingram Pontiac
June 6, 1984 Jack Ingram Pontiac
July 7, 1984 Jack Ingram Pontiac
June 15, 1985 Larry Pearson Pontiac
September 28, 1985 Jack Ingram Pontiac
June 14, 1986 Tommy Houston Buick
August 16, 1986 Dale Jarrett Pontiac
September 28, 1986 Larry Pearson Pontiac
June 27, 1987 Mark Martin Ford
August 15, 1987 Larry Pearson Chevrolet
June 11, 1988 Tommy Houston Buick
August 13, 1988 Rick Mast Buick
June 10, 1989 Jimmy Spencer Buick
August 12, 1989 Robert Pressley Oldsmobile
June 9, 1990 Chuck Bown Pontiac
August 11, 1990 Chuck Bown Pontiac
June 8, 1991 Robert Pressley Oldsmobile
August 10, 1991 Jimmy Hensley Oldsmobile
June 6, 1992 Robert Pressley Oldsmobile
August 8, 1992 Jimmy Spencer Oldsmobile
May 1, 1993 Ward Burton Buick
September 2, 1993 Hermie Sadler Oldsmobile
April 30, 1994 Hermie Sadler Chevrolet


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