Why did NASCAR shut down this racing track?

Having lived near North Wilkesboro in my early 20’s, I can attest to the moonshine capital moniker. Our baseball team equipment manager had a hopped up Monte Carlo that rode low some days, much higher on other days. He would disappear for a day, and come back happy, flush with cash. Click to see the article and remember those days…



North Wilkesboro Speedway may be the best example of NASCAR then & now. Once known for Southern-style excitement, the most recent headlines about North Wilkesboro are the G-men busting a moonshine still behind the track in 2009 and short-lived comeback attempts in 2010 & 2011. Today, North Wilkesboro Speedway sits silently again.

Tucked into the hills of North Carolina, North Wilkesboro is often dubbed the “Capital of Moonshine,” and North Wilkesboro Speedway was THE place to see bootleggers run their liquor cars against one another.

Source Article: Roadtrippers
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  1. Dennis Monn May 2, 2015

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