Birmingham Fairgrounds

A mile long track at Birmingham Fairgrounds in Alabama was opened in 1906.

Country
United States
Location
Birmingham, Alabama
Co-ordinates
33.498170, -86.871529
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A mile long track at Birmingham Fairgrounds in Alabama was opened in 1906. Primarily used for horse racing, a match race between Barney Oldfield and Louis Chevrolet was held on 11 October of that year. The half-mile dirt oval was built in 1932 and held a NASCAR Grand National race in 1958 and 1961. It was paved and extended before the end of 1962, although its length officially remaned unchanged until 1967. The race moved to the new superspeedway at Talladega in 1969. Birmingham International Raceway closed at the end of 2008.

Circuit

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.625 (Miles)

Change

Track officially remeasured

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.5 (Miles)

Change

Track paved and extended (although officially still listed as 0.5 miles until 1967)

Type

Dirt oval

Length

0.5 (Miles)

Change

Length reduced

Type

Dirt oval

Length

1 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,181

Championships

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15,745

Results

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16,174

Drivers

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9,500

Teams

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866

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