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Langley Speedway
Facility Statistics
Location 3165 North Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
Shape Oval
Distance 0.395 mile
Banking/Turns deg;
Banking/Straights °

Langley Speedway is a race track located in Hampton, Virginia, in the United States. In November 1970, it became the site of the last Grand National race before the series was renamed Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup). The track is located in front of NASA's Langley wind tunnel.



It is a paved short track which is currently the site of several NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Events. The track currently hosts 8 divisions, including Late Model and Legends cars.


Although NASCAR's main divisions have not raced at the track since 1970 it continues to play an integral part in the NASCAR family with several young drivers cutting their teeth on this track every year in the many Late Model and events. Some of the better known graduates include:

  • Denny Hamlin - Sprint Cup regular (1997 mini stock track champion)

NASCAR Cup History

The track held 9 events at the track from 1964 to 1970. The track was dirt at the time. David Pearson has the most wins with three wins. The November 1970 season ending Tidewater 300 made its way into a very unique place in the history of Nascar. It was the final Grand National race before the series title was changed to Winston Cup. Bobby Allison won the race, while Bobby Isaac won the Championship.

NASCAR Grand National winners

05/15/64 Ned Jarrett

05/14/65 Ned Jarrett

05/07/66 Richard Petty

05/20/67 Richard Petty

05/18/68 David Pearson

08/24/68 David Pearson

05/17/69 David Pearson

05/18/70 Bobby Isaac

11/22/70 Bobby Allison

NASCAR Nationwide Series events

There were 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series events held at the track between 1982 and 1988. The track was paved at the time. Two drivers dominated: Jack Ingram won 4 events, and Tommy Ellis won 5 events.

NASCAR Nationwide Series winners

05/08/82 Jack Ingram

08/07/82 Tommy Ellis

05/07/83 Jack Ingram

08/06/83 Jack Ingram

05/05/84 Sam Ard

08/11/84 Jack Ingram

05/04/85 Tommy Ellis

08/03/85 Tommy Ellis

05/03/86 Tommy Houston

08/02/86 L.D. Ottinger

05/02/87 Mike Alexander

08/09/87 Larry Pollard

04/30/88 Tommy Ellis

07/30/88 Tommy Ellis

See also: List of NASCAR race tracks

External links

  • Speedway Official Site
  • NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) history at
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series history at
  • Aerial view

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