PIEDMONT INTERSTATE FAIRGROUNDS

SPARTANBURG, SC

Piedmont Interstate 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 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds was in 1953 and the last Cup Series race was in 1966.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Dick Hutcherson 3
1 Cotton Owens 3
3 Speedy Thompson 2
3 Joe Weatherly 2
3 David Pearson 2
6 Hershel McGriff 1
6 Ned Jarrett 1
6 Tim Flock 1
6 Lee Petty 1
6 Fireball Roberts 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Ned Jarrett 6
2 Richard Petty 3
2 Lee Petty 3
4 Cotton Owens 2
5 Herb Thomas 1
5 Speedy Thompson 1
5 Jim Paschal 1
5 Tim Flock 1
5 Jack Smith 1
5 Ralph Moody 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
06-04-66 1966-23 Elmo Langley 6 Ford 0/0 2
08-14-65 1965-39 Ned Jarrett 5 Ford 0/0 3
02-27-65 1965-05 Ned Jarrett 5 Ford 0/0 5
06-26-64 1964-34 Richard Petty 2 Plymouth 3/0 7
04-14-64 1964-16 Ned Jarrett 4 Ford 3/0 2
08-14-63 1963-42 Ned Jarrett 2 Ford 0/0 0
03-02-63 1963-08 Richard Petty 2 Plymouth 2/0 2
08-21-62 1962-43 Richard Petty 1 Plymouth 0/0 0
05-19-62 1962-22 Ned Jarrett 2 Chevrolet 0/0 0
06-02-61 1961-25 Jim Paschal 11 Pontiac 0/0 0
03-04-61 1961-06 Cotton Owens 4 Pontiac 3/0 4
08-16-60 1960-31 Cotton Owens 1 Pontiac 0/0 0
05-28-60 1960-17 Ned Jarrett 16 Ford 0/0 0
06-05-59 1959-18 Jack Smith 9 Chevrolet 0/0 0
04-12-58 1958-09 Speedy Thompson 1 Chevrolet 0/0 0
06-29-57 1957-26 Lee Petty 1 Oldsmobile 3/0 1
04-27-57 1957-12 Marvin Panch 5 Ford 0/0 0
08-23-56 1956-41 Ralph Moody 1 Ford 0/0 2
07-07-56 1956-31 Lee Petty 8 Dodge 0/0 0
07-06-55 1955-24 Tim Flock 1 Chrysler 6/0 0
07-03-54 1954-22 Herb Thomas 0 Hudson 0/0 0
07-04-53 1953-20 Lee Petty 0 Dodge 0/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1953-20 on 07-04-1953
  • Last Race: 1966-23 on 06-04-1966
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 22
  • Qualifying Record: Dick Hutcherson, 70.644 mph on 02-27-1965
  • Race Record: Ned Jarrett (1965 Ford) 66.367 mph on 02-27-1965
  • Largest Purse: $4,840 for the 1965-39 on 08-14-1965
  • Most Cautions: 6 at the 1955-24 on 07-06-1955
  • Most Caution Laps: 0 at the 1953-20 on 07-04-1953
  • Least Cautions: 2 at the 1963-08 on 03-02-1963
  • Least Caution Laps: 0 at the 1955-24 on 07-06-1955
  • Most Lead Changes: 7 at the 1964-34 on 06-26-1964
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1953-20 on 07-04-1953
  • Most Wins: 6 - Ned Jarrett
  • Most Poles: 3 - Dick Hutcherson
  • Most Top Fives: 10 - Ned Jarrett
  • Most Top Tens: 11 - Ned Jarrett