Rockingham Speedway, formerly North Carolina Motor Speeedway and later North Carolina Speedway is a racetrack located near Rockingham, North Carolina. It is affectionately known as “The Rock”.
The track opened as a flat, one-mile oval on October 31, 1965. In 1969, the track was extensively reconfigured to a high-banked, D-shaped oval measuring slightly over one mile in length. The track surface is rather abrasive compared to other tracks, due to the high sand content of paving compounds made from local materials. The abrasiveness notoriously contributed to excessive tire wear. The characteristic is often cited as a demanding element of racing at the facility, necessitating strict management of tire wear.
News, Updates and Rumors
• Rockingham Speedway was released in the 2012 Season 4 Build on November 1, 2012.
• Rockingham Speedway went available for Pre-Order by iRacing for members on September 26, 2012.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Oval (pictured left) is a 1.54 mile (2.45 km) quad-oval track with 24 degrees of banking in the turns. The Legends Oval (pictured middle) uses the Oval’s frontstretch and pit road to make a flat 0.25 mile (0.4 km) layout. Atlanta’s Road Course is what is considered a “roval” and is 2.55 miles (4.10 km) in length with 12 turns.
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