- The NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will remain at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2024 following the successful return of the event this year after a 27-year absence.
- The .625-mile asphalt oval track, located about 160 miles west of Raleigh, will host the non-points exhibition race on May 19, 2024, retaining its traditional slot on the weekend before the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
- In addition to announcing the All-Star Race’s return, it was revealed that North Wilkesboro Speedway will undergo its first repaving since 1981 to ensure optimal conditions for next year’s race.
The NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will remain at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2024 after this year’s event — the first race for NASCAR there in 27 years — attracted a capacity crowd thrilled to return to stock car roots.
State legislators joined NASCAR and track executives on Thursday at the North Carolina Legislative Building for the announcement, which keeps the .625-mile asphalt oval, located almost 160 miles west of Raleigh, on the Cup Series schedule for another year.
The May 19 non-points exhibition race remains in its traditional slot on the weekend before the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NASCAR President Steve Phelps said the All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro and the circuit’s first street race, held in Chicago, were the signature events of 2023 during NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season.
“Neither of those events disappointed,” Phelps said. “We are so thrilled to be coming back with the All-Star Race.”
“We want to make sure that we stay tied to the history and the DNA and the roots of NASCAR, but continue to push the boundaries on bringing our sport to different places,” he said.
The All-Star Race originally started in 1985 and was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway every year except 1986, when Atlanta Motor Speedway was the venue. The event returned to Charlotte until 2021, when it was held for two years at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speedway Motorsports this year moved it to North Wilkesboro. The All-Star Race has only ever been held at venues owned by Speedway Motorsports.
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