NEW ASHEVILLE SPEEDWAY

ASHEVILLE, NC

New Asheville Speedway is a .4 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 New Asheville Speedway was in 1962 and the last Cup Series race was in 1971.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Richard Petty 5
2 Junior Johnson 1
2 Rex White 1
2 David Pearson 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Ned Jarrett 2
1 Richard Petty 2
3 Junior Johnson 1
3 David Pearson 1
3 Jack Smith 1
3 Jim Paschal 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
05-21-71 Asheville 300 Richard Petty 1 Plymouth 0/0 4
05-31-68 Asheville 300 Richard Petty 1 Plymouth 0/0 0
06-02-67 Asheville 300 Jim Paschal 5 Plymouth 0/0 5
06-02-66 Asheville 300 David Pearson 2 Dodge 0/0 1
05-29-65 1965-21 Junior Johnson 1 Ford 0/0 0
05-31-64 1964-27 Ned Jarrett 2 Ford 0/0 0
07-14-63 1963-34 Ned Jarrett 5 Ford 0/0 5
07-13-62 1962-31 Jack Smith 3 Pontiac 0/0 2
  • Track Length: .4 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1962-31 on 07-13-1962
  • Last Race: Asheville 300 on 05-21-1971
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 8
  • Qualifying Record: Rex White, 82.285 mph on 07-13-1962
  • Race Record: Jack Smith (1961 Pontiac) 78.294 mph on 07-13-1962
  • Largest Purse: $6,625 for the Asheville 300 on 05-21-1971
  • Most Cautions: 0 at the 1962-31 on 07-13-1962
  • Most Caution Laps: 0 at the 1962-31 on 07-13-1962
  • Least Cautions:
  • Least Caution Laps:
  • Most Lead Changes: 5 at the 1963-34 on 07-14-1963
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1964-27 on 05-31-1964
  • Most Wins: 2 - Ned Jarrett
  • Most Poles: 5 - Richard Petty
  • Most Top Fives: 6 - Richard Petty
  • Most Top Tens: 6 - Richard Petty