Little Bit of Lowe's Motor Speedway History...
Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by current
chairman O. Bruton Smith. The late Curtis Turner, one of stock
car racing's earliest driving stars, was Smith's business
time Smith, a native of Oakboro, N.C., was an automobile dealer
and short-track stock car racing promoter at Concord Motor
Speedway and the Charlotte Fairgrounds. Turner, a Virginian
who amassed his money in the lumber industry, became one of
the first drivers on the NASCAR circuit after the sanctioning
body debuted in 1949.
they built their dream of a 1.5-mile superspeedway on the
outskirts of The Queen City and, on June 19, 1960, the first
World 600 was run at the new facility.
up for VIP mail,
and we'll send you e-mail with advance info about your favorite
events and special ticket availability!
Tickets | Hotel
Packages | Lowe's
Motor Speedway | How To
Order | About Us
| Contact Us | Home
Copyright 2003 CharlotteRaceTours.com