CHARLOTTE SPEEDWAY

CHARLOTTE, NC

Charlotte Speedway is a .75 mile Oval. It falls in the category of Short Track (an oval racetrack that is 1 mile or less in length.).

The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Speedway was in 1949 and the last Cup Series race was in 1956.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Fonty Flock 3
2 Bob Flock 1
2 Billy Carden 1
2 Speedy Thompson 1
2 Red Byron 1
2 Tim Flock 1
2 Ralph Moody 1
2 Curtis Turner 1
2 Al Keller 1
2 Herb Thomas 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Buck Baker 3
2 Herb Thomas 2
2 Curtis Turner 2
4 Speedy Thompson 1
4 Jim Roper 1
4 Dick Passwater 1
4 Tim Flock 1
4 Fonty Flock 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
11-20-56 1956-02 Fonty Flock 1 Chrysler 2/7 0
10-17-56 1956-52 Buck Baker 2 Chrysler 0/0 3
05-27-56 1956-20 Speedy Thompson 1 Chrysler 3/9 6
05-01-55 1955-11 Buck Baker 16 Buick 2/18 2
05-30-54 1954-15 Buck Baker 2 Oldsmobile 2/26 3
04-05-53 1953-05 Dick Passwater 9 Oldsmobile 0/0 16
06-15-52 1952-16 Herb Thomas 2 Hudson 3/0 1
09-23-51 1951-28 Herb Thomas 0 Hudson 0/0 5
04-01-51 1951-02 Curtis Turner 7 Nash 0/0 1
07-23-50 1950-09 Curtis Turner 1 Oldsmobile 0/0 0
04-02-50 1950-02 Tim Flock 5 Lincoln 1/0 3
06-19-49 1949-01 Jim Roper 12 Lincoln 0/0 2
  • Track Length: .75 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1949-01 on 06-19-1949
  • Last Race: 1956-02 on 11-20-1956
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 12
  • Qualifying Record: Speedy Thompson, 76.966 mph on 05-27-1956
  • Race Record: Buck Baker (1956 Chrysler) 72.268 mph on 10-17-1956
  • Largest Purse: $5,000 for the 1949-01 on 06-19-1949
  • Most Cautions: 3 at the 1956-20 on 05-27-1956
  • Most Caution Laps: 26 at the 1954-15 on 05-30-1954
  • Least Cautions: 1 at the 1950-02 on 04-02-1950
  • Least Caution Laps: 0 at the 1950-02 on 04-02-1950
  • Most Lead Changes: 16 at the 1953-05 on 04-05-1953
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1956-02 on 11-20-1956
  • Most Wins: 3 - Buck Baker
  • Most Poles: 3 - Fonty Flock
  • Most Top Fives: 6 - Tim Flock
  • Most Top Tens: 7 - Tim Flock