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About Hickory Motor Speedway

2016 marks the 66th season of stock car competition at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  The legendary short track is the oldest professional sporting venue in Catawba County, and has been credited as the longest continually operating motor speedway in the country.

Hickory Motor Speedway in committed to providing our fans with a venue where they can experience the excitement of stock car racing in a family oriented atmosphere.  On Saturday nights from mid-March through October fans will witness spectacular racing action featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.  The Speedway also hosts a variety of touring series events including the UARA-Stars, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, PASS Super Late Models, ISCARS and more. 

Hickory Motor Speedway is fully equipped with three concession stands, a souvenir stand, six large restroom area and three enclosed climate controlled suites.  The Speedway also has RV parking available for those race fans who are looking to camp out on the grounds of the nostalgic short track.  Be sure to join us Saturday nights this racing season and catch the action at the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”!

Hickory Motor Speedway Opened In July 1951
First winner (Gwyn Staley)


Track Size & Banking
.363 mile asphalt oval
14 degrees Turns 1 & 2
12 degrees Turns 3 & 4
8 degrees Front & Back stretch

9,600 Seating & 3,600 additional lawn seats

3130 Highway 70 Southeast, Newton, NC 28658
Interstate-40 - Exit 128

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