Rockingham Speedway to Repave and Instal Lights at Race Track

Credit: Rainer Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR ROCKINGHAM, NC – APRIL 14: The Rock sign before qualifying for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway on April 14, 2012 in Rockingham, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Renovation planning for Rockingham Speedway is already underway after North Carolina passed a 2022 yearly budget that includes over forty million dollars in race track improvements throughout the state.

One of the tracks that will see significant upgrades is Rockingham Speedway, with a price tag of nine-million dollars from the state for water, sewer, and infrastructure projects.

According to Brett Baldeck from the FOX affiliate out of Charlotte, Rockingham Vice President Justin Jones plans to repave the 1.017-mile race track and add lights around the historic venue that first opened in 1965.

Rockingham Speedway last hosted a NASCAR event in 2013 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The last NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races were in February of 2004.