Nazareth

Country:
United States
Location:
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Description

Two IndyCar races were held at Nazareth during the 1960s in its original incarnation as a 1.125-mile dirt oval. Roger Penske later bought the site, paved it and opened a shortened track in 1987 with hometown-boy Michael Andretti fittingly winning the inaugural Champ Car event. Nazareth is an odd tri-oval that also includes some elevation change. Although officially one mile, it is in fact 0.946 miles long – a miscalculation which resulted in fast published speeds before it was re-measured. Scott Dixon became the youngest winner of an international single-seater race here in 2001. After many years as a Champ Car round, Nazareth switched to the Indy Racing League in 2002 but lost the event three years later.