Metrolina Speedway

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Metrolina Speedway
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina
Time zoneGMT-5
Opened1952 (1952)
Former namesCharlotte Fairgrounds Speedway
Half Mile Oval
SurfaceDirt
Length0.500 mi (0.804 km)
Turns4

Metrolina Speedway is a defunct auto racing track located in northeast Charlotte, North Carolina on the Metrolina Fairgrounds.

The track, also known as Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway, was 1/2 mile (.804 km) in length and had a clay surface. It was paved for a short time in the 1970s to allow the NASCAR circuit to hold races there.[needs update] Many racers have raced at Metrolina Speedway, including Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Harry Gant. It is one of many racetracks in the Metrolina region of North Carolina and South Carolina.

In 2009 plans were announced to reopen the track as Metrolina Speed and Sport Center. The track was to be repaved and the plans included a Go-Kart track, outdoor RC racing track, a hotel, and roof-top state park though as of 2017 nothing has come of this proposal.

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Coordinates: 35°19′12″N 80°50′10″W / 35.319958°N 80.836051°W / 35.319958; -80.836051