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Larry King Law's Langley Speedway
Facility Statistics
Location 3165 North Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
Capacity 9,000 est.
Dimensions
Shape Oval
Distance 0.395 mile
Banking/Turns Turns: 6 degrees
Straightaways: 4 degrees

Larry King Law's 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 Monster Energy Cup). The track is located in front of NASA's Langley wind tunnel.

ConfigurationEdit

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.

AlumniEdit

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 - Monster Energy Cup regular (1997 mini stock track champion)

NASCAR Cup HistoryEdit

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 winnersEdit

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 Busch Series eventsEdit

There were 14 NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity 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 Busch Series winnersEdit

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

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