SOUTHERN STATES FAIRGROUNDS

CHARLOTTE, NC

Southern States 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 Southern States Fairgrounds was in 1954 and the last Cup Series race was in 1961.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Lee Petty 4
2 Buck Baker 3
3 Bob Welborn 2
3 Tim Flock 2
5 Hershel McGriff 1
5 Marvin Panch 1
5 Tiny Lund 1
5 Fireball Roberts 1
5 Joe Eubanks 1
5 Curtis Turner 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Lee Petty 3
2 Jack Smith 2
3 Hershel McGriff 1
3 Ralph Moody 1
3 Buck Baker 1
3 Joe Weatherly 1
3 Tim Flock 1
3 Fireball Roberts 1
3 Jim Paschal 1
3 Marvin Panch 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
11-08-60 1960-01 Jack Smith 3 Chevrolet 8/0 6
11-06-60 100 Miles at Southern States… Joe Weatherly 11 Ford 4/0 4
02-28-60 1960-06 Richard Petty 7 Plymouth 0/0 0
08-02-59 1959-30 Ned Jarrett 10 Ford 0/0 0
07-26-59 1959-28 Jack Smith 5 Chevrolet 9/22 0
05-22-59 1959-15 Lee Petty 4 Oldsmobile 3/12 4
09-05-58 1958-42 Buck Baker 7 Chevrolet 0/0 3
04-18-58 1958-11 Curtis Turner 1 Ford 3/8 0
10-05-57 1957-48 Lee Petty 1 Oldsmobile 0/0 0
07-12-57 1957-29 Marvin Panch 7 Ford 4/12 6
04-19-57 1957-11 Fireball Roberts 4 Ford 3/0 3
09-12-56 1956-46 Ralph Moody 11 Ford 0/0 2
06-15-56 1956-26 Speedy Thompson 2 Chrysler 2/6 3
08-05-55 1955-31 Jim Paschal 3 Oldsmobile 0/0 1
06-24-55 1955-23 Tim Flock 1 Chrysler 0/0 0
09-24-54 1954-33 Hershel McGriff 1 Oldsmobile 0/0 0
08-13-54 1954-28 Lee Petty 0 Chrysler 0/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1954-28 on 08-13-1954
  • Last Race: 1960-01 on 11-08-1960
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 17
  • Qualifying Record: Buck Baker, 64.103 mph on 11-08-1960
  • Race Record: Joe Weatherly (1958 Ford) 59.435 mph on 11-06-1960
  • Largest Purse: $4,685 for the 1956-46 on 09-12-1956
  • Most Cautions: 9 at the 1959-28 on 07-26-1959
  • Most Caution Laps: 22 at the 1959-28 on 07-26-1959
  • Least Cautions: 2 at the 1956-26 on 06-15-1956
  • Least Caution Laps: 0 at the 1957-11 on 04-19-1957
  • Most Lead Changes: 6 at the 1960-01 on 11-08-1960
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1954-28 on 08-13-1954
  • Most Wins: 3 - Lee Petty
  • Most Poles: 4 - Lee Petty
  • Most Top Fives: 13 - Buck Baker
  • Most Top Tens: 15 - Lee Petty