South Boston Speedway - America’s Home Town Track
When NASCAR began their modern era in 1971, South Boston Speedway was one of the tracks they left behind. The arrival of Winston sponsorship and the need for a shorter season meant that tracks shorter than 1/2 mile were removed from the series.
From 1972 NASCAR’s top series was known as the Winston Cup and the Grand National name was given to the Late Model Sportsman division. Ten years later with the arrival of Busch Beer as sponsor of the sport’s second tier, NASCAR returned to South Boston Speedway.
The Busch 200 lap race took place on 23rd April. It was one of only 9 races in a schedule that began with a 300 mile race at Daytona during Speedweeks. The race continued to be part of the schedule until 2000 when it was replaced by a round of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The trucks last raced at there in 2003.
America’s Home Town Track
Today ‘So Bo’ is a NASCAR Home Track and hosts weekly racing under the NASCAR Whelen All-American banner. Late Model, Limited Sportsman, Pure Stock and Southern Vintage Modifieds run on Saturdays from March to October.
The NASCAR K & N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour share a date in April and other series like PASS Super Late Model and USARacing Pro Cup Series schedule races at the track.
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