A Pit Stop
Begin your racing quest with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our knowledgeable staff will fill you in on some NASCAR facts.
Bowman Gray Racing, a flat, quarter-mile oval in Winston-Salem, was home to some of the earliest heroes in NASCAR. From 1958 to 1971, this asphalt track hosted 28 events in NASCAR's premier series. The Dodge Weekly Series, a NASCAR-sanctioned event, remains the featured division Saturday nights from May to August.
The Winston Cup Museum highlights R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s 33-year sponsorship of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and houses more than 30 authentic Winston Cup race cars. It features one-of-a-kind racing artifacts including trophies, uniforms, helmets, winner’s checks, autographed pictures and signed original racing posters.
Richard Childress Racing Museum, in nearby Welcome, North Carolina, allows fans to see many of RCR's greatest race cars along with famous machines from Indy car races and NHRA. See the winning car that Dale Earnhardt drove to victory in the 1998 Daytona 500.
While you're in town be sure not to miss the shell station. The last of its kind, this shell shaped gas station was one of eight originally built in the late 1930s by the Quality Oil Company, a Winston-based marketer of Shell Oil. A worthy photo detour, this historic landmark is located north of interstate 40 on E. Sprague Street.