Type: Oval Track
Length: 1/2 mile
Race Days: Racing takes place from March through November. Call for specific dates.
Gate: Gates open at 5:00pm for Saturday night racing. On-Track Autograph Session begins at 6:00pm. Racing begins at 7:00pm.
Divisions: Four Cylinders, Late Model, Stock Car, Street Stock
Series: Local, NASCAR Whelen Modified, PASS
Fan Capacity: 9,600 seating, 3,600 lawn seats
Seating: Bench Style Seating
Parking: On Site Parking is Free
Carry-In Policy: Coolers Allowed - No Glass
Alcohol Policy: Available On Site
Smoking Policy: Designated Areas Only
Chair Policy: Outside Chairs Allowed
Camping: Available Nearby
Security: Local Police On Site
Adult Tickets: $11.00
Kid Tickets: Free for Kids under 12
Senior Discount: Yes
Military Discount: Yes
Payment Options: Cash Only
ATM On Site: No
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The 2015 racing season marks the 65th year of stock car competition at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. The legendary short track is the oldest professional sporting venue in Catawba County, and has been credited as the longest continually operating motor speedway in the country. The speedway opening in July 1951 and is known as the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”. Drivers such as Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, Tim Flock and Ralph Earnhardt have been track champions in the 1950’s. Until 1998, the track hosted Grand National races.