The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Hickory Motor Speedway

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Hickory Motor Speedway

The Hickory Motor Speedway has been in operation for over 50 years and is the oldest professional sporting venue in Catawba County. Hickory Motor Speedway also stands as the oldest continually operated motor speedway in the country. Known as the "Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars" and "The World's Most Famous Short-Track" (the oval is .363 miles in length) the Hickory stands alone with as an historic race track.
    The Speedway has three fully equipped concession stands, a souvenir stand, six large restrooms areas, and three enclosed air-conditioned hospitality suites. There is also a game room and kid's fenced-in area with a climbing gym and swings. RV parking is also available.

Website: Hickory Motor Speedway

Newton NC
Distance: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 3130 Highway 70 SE, Newton NC 28658
Telephone: 828-464-3655
Hours: Call for hours
Fees: Adults $10, Teens/Seniors $7.00, Ages 7-12 $4.00, 6 & Under Free
Allow: 1-12 hours
Catawba County Museum of History, Catawba Science Center, Hickory Furniture Mart Hickory Museum of Art, Hiddenite Center, Historic Murray's Mill
Directions: From Asheville take I-40 East towards Statesville. Take Exit 126 for US 70 toward Newton. Turn right at McDonald Parkway and turn left at Conover Boulevard to Speedway.




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