During this weekend's NASCAR All-Star Race, the iconic North Wilkesboro Speedway is set to roar back to life, marking a triumphant return to one of the Cup Series' most revered racetracks. Nestled in the picturesque hills of North Carolina's high country, this historic racing venue holds a special place in the hearts of racing enthusiasts worldwide. After years of abandonment, this resurrection of North Wilkesboro Speedway brings with it a wave of nostalgia and excitement.
Originally built in 1947, North Wilkesboro Speedway quickly became a staple of NASCAR racing, hosting thrilling events for over five decades. But as the sport grew and evolved, the track was eventually left off the Cup Series schedule, falling into disrepair and fading into obscurity.
Thanks to the help of race fans and local enthusiasts alike, the hallowed grounds of North Wilkesboro Speedway have been revitalized. And what better way to celebrate the revival of a legend than by having it host the 2023 All-Star Race and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of NASCAR.