CLEVELAND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

SHELBY, NC

Cleveland County Fairgrounds is a .5 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 Cleveland County Fairgrounds was in 1956 and the last Cup Series race was in 1965.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Buck Baker 1
1 Ralph Moody 1
1 Dick Hutcherson 1
1 Doug Cox 1
1 David Pearson 1
1 Tiny Lund 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Ned Jarrett 2
1 Buck Baker 2
3 Speedy Thompson 1
3 Fireball Roberts 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
08-05-65 1965-36 Ned Jarrett 3 Ford 2/5 1
05-27-65 1965-20 Ned Jarrett 3 Ford 0/0 1
09-21-57 1957-47 Buck Baker 1 Chevrolet 4/19 6
05-04-57 1957-15 Fireball Roberts 2 Ford 2/0 5
10-23-56 1956-53 Buck Baker 5 Chrysler 2/0 0
07-27-56 1956-34 Speedy Thompson 2 Dodge 0/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1956-34 on 07-27-1956
  • Last Race: 1965-36 on 08-05-1965
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 6
  • Qualifying Record: David Pearson, 67.797 mph on 08-05-1965
  • Race Record: Ned Jarrett (1965 Ford) 64.748 mph on 08-05-1965
  • Largest Purse: $4,585 for the 1956-53 on 10-23-1956
  • Most Cautions: 4 at the 1957-47 on 09-21-1957
  • Most Caution Laps: 19 at the 1957-47 on 09-21-1957
  • Least Cautions: 2 at the 1956-53 on 10-23-1956
  • Least Caution Laps: 0 at the 1956-53 on 10-23-1956
  • Most Lead Changes: 6 at the 1957-47 on 09-21-1957
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1956-34 on 07-27-1956
  • Most Wins: 2 - Ned Jarrett
  • Most Poles: 1 - Buck Baker
  • Most Top Fives: 3 - Marvin Panch
  • Most Top Tens: 4 - Buck Baker