February 14, 2003, Newsletter Issue #17: Racing at North Carolina Speedway

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Here is a little information about North Carolina Speedway that you might find interesting:

The first race held at North Carolina Speedway was back in 1965 as a joint venture between Darlington Raceway builder Harold Brasington and Bill Land, the land owner. Then, L.G. DeWitt took control of the track and in 1969 the racetrack became the 1.017 mile oval-shaped track that we know today. Nicknamed "The Rock" because of its Rockingham location, the speedway has 22|25 degree banking in the turns.

Here is a little information on last weeks dominant driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.:

After facing the loss of his father in the Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to establish himself as one of racing´s finest drivers. At age 17, Junior began his professional driving career, competing in the Street Stock division at Concord Motorsport Park in North Carolina. Co-owned with his brother Kerry Earnhardt, his first race car was a 1978 Monte Carlo.

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