Myrtle Beach Speedway

Myrtle Beach Speedway

The Myrtle Beach Speedway, originally named Rambi Raceway, was built in 1958 and is located on U.S. Route 501 near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The speedway is a semi-banked asphaltic oval track that spans 0.538 miles (0.866 km). The NASCAR Busch Series (now the Nationwide Series) raced at Myrtle Beach Speedway from 1988 to 2000.

Currently the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race on Saturday nights from April until November. The track also runs various other classes of racing including Late Model Super Trucks, Pro 4 Modifieds and Street Stocks. It is also the "home" track of the Loris-based USAR organization, host of the Hooters ProCup Series. As of 2010 USAR series which was the old Hooters Pro Cup Series will not race at the speedway anymore.

NASCAR's recent testing ban on active national and regional series tracks may make the D-shaped oval popular for testing, as it is close enough for NASCAR teams to use as a testing venue as none of the four series in question race there.

Over the years, Myrtle Beach Speedway has been the training grounds for some of NASCAR’s biggest stars including Dale Earnhardt Jr. (former late model stock car competitor) and Jeff Gordon (former Busch Series track record holder). All four generations of Pettys (Lee, Richard, Kyle, and Adam) and all three generations of Earnhardts (Ralph, Dale Sr., and Dale Jr.) have taken a green flag around the asphalt oval that spans 0.538 miles (0.866 km).

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Coordinates: 33°44′47″N 78°57′7″W / 33.74639°N 78.95194°W / 33.74639; -78.95194

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