READING FAIRGROUNDS

READING, PA

Reading 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 Reading Fairgrounds was in 1958 and the last Cup Series race was in 1959.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Speedy Thompson 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Junior Johnson 2
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
04-26-59 1959-11 Junior Johnson 0 Ford 1/12 2
06-15-58 1958-24 Junior Johnson 2 Ford 0/0 5
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1958-24 on 06-15-1958
  • Last Race: 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 2
  • Qualifying Record: Speedy Thompson, 60.687 mph on 06-15-1958
  • Race Record: Junior Johnson (1957 Ford) 53.763 mph on 06-15-1958
  • Largest Purse: $3,885 for the 1958-24 on 06-15-1958
  • Most Cautions: 1 at the 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • Most Caution Laps: 12 at the 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • Least Cautions: 1 at the 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • Least Caution Laps: 12 at the 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • Most Lead Changes: 5 at the 1958-24 on 06-15-1958
  • Least Lead Changes: 2 at the 1959-11 on 04-26-1959
  • Most Wins: 2 - Junior Johnson
  • Most Poles: 1 - Speedy Thompson
  • Most Top Fives: 2 - Speedy Thompson
  • Most Top Tens: 2 - Speedy Thompson