Montgomery Motor Speedway
Montgomery Motor Speedway is a half-mile (.805 km) oval race track just west of Montgomery, Alabama. It opened in 1953, and is the oldest operating race track in Alabama. It held six NASCAR Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup) races between 1955 and 1969. Huffman Motor Sports purchased the facility on February 5, 1999, and the track was extensively renovated and lighted in 1999.
|Location||Montgomery County, near Montgomery, Alabama|
|Major events||Alabama 200,Show Me the Money|
|Length||0.500 mi (0.805 km)|
In November 2004, Bill Manful bought Montgomery Motor Speedway. In 2006, then owner Bill Manful leased the track to Hyundai, a local car manufacturer, to allow the facility to become a storage site.
In 2008, Bobby and Mark Knox of Clanton, Alabama laid claim to the speedway when they purchased it in an auction from Manful. After a lengthy legal battle to resume operations of the facility, they obtained a business license in February 2009 and opened as The New Montgomery Motor Speedway, LLC. The track is in operation running a bi-weekly schedule.
NASCAR Grand National resultsEdit
|Season||Winning Driver||Car||Laps||Average Speed|
|April 1955||Tim Flock||Chrysler||200||60.872 mph (97.964 km/h)|
|September 1955||Tim Flock||Chrysler||200||63.773 mph (102.633 km/h)|
|1956||Marvin Panch||Ford||200||67.252 mph (108.232 km/h)|
|1967||Jim Paschal||Plymouth||200||72.435 mph (116.573 km/h)|
|1968||Richard Petty||Plymouth||200||70.644 mph (113.690 km/h)|
|1969||Bobby Allison||Plymouth||200||73.200 mph (117.804 km/h)|