PALM BEACH SPEEDWAY

W. PALM BEACH, FL

Palm Beach Speedway 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 Palm Beach Speedway was in 1952 and the last Cup Series race was in 1956.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Dick Rathman 3
2 Tim Flock 1
2 Buck Baker 1
2 Herb Thomas 1
2 Fonty Flock 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Herb Thomas 4
2 Tim Flock 1
2 Lee Petty 1
2 Billy Myers 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
12-11-56 1956-04 Herb Thomas 3 Chevrolet 0/0 0
03-04-56 1956-07 Billy Myers 3 Mercury 1/3 2
02-06-55 1955-02 Herb Thomas 2 Hudson 0/0 11
02-07-54 1954-01 Herb Thomas 0 Hudson 1/2 5
02-01-53 1953-01 Lee Petty 7 Dodge 0/0 2
11-30-52 1952-34 Herb Thomas 1 Hudson 0/0 0
01-20-52 1952-01 Tim Flock 1 Hudson 2/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1952-01 on 01-20-1952
  • Last Race: 1956-04 on 12-11-1956
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 7
  • Qualifying Record: Buck Baker, 81.081 mph on 03-04-1956
  • Race Record: Billy Myers (1956 Mercury) 68.990 mph on 03-04-1956
  • Largest Purse: $5,100 for the 1954-01 on 02-07-1954
  • Most Cautions: 2 at the 1952-01 on 01-20-1952
  • Most Caution Laps: 3 at the 1956-07 on 03-04-1956
  • Least Cautions: 1 at the 1954-01 on 02-07-1954
  • Least Caution Laps: 0 at the 1952-01 on 01-20-1952
  • Most Lead Changes: 11 at the 1955-02 on 02-06-1955
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1952-01 on 01-20-1952
  • Most Wins: 4 - Herb Thomas
  • Most Poles: 3 - Dick Rathman
  • Most Top Fives: 6 - Lee Petty
  • Most Top Tens: 6 - Lee Petty