Hickory Motor Speedway is a short track located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing’s most storied venues, and is often referred to as “The World’s Most Famous Short Track” and the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”.
The track first opened in 1951 as a short track. Drivers such as Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, and Ralph Earnhardt became track champions in the 1950’s with Earnhardt winning five of them.
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Coming to iRacing?: Hickory Motor Speedway appears to be coming in the future, no word on when it would be scanned, produced, or released.
The track has been re-configured three times in its history. The track became a 0.4-mile dirt track in 1955, which was paved for the first time during the 1967 season. In 1970, Hickory was shortened a second time to its present length of 0.363 miles.
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