Nazareth 712

Nazareth

Two IndyCar races were held at Nazareth during the 1960s in its original incarnation as a 1.

Country
United States
Location
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Type

Paved oval

Length

0.946 (Miles)

Description

Redesigned and paved

Fastest Race Lap

Greg Moore (Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz), 19.514s, 174.523 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Patrick Carpentier (Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz), 18.419s, 184.896 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Type

Dirt oval

Length

1.125 (Miles)

Description

Redesigned and paved

Fastest Race Lap

Greg Moore (Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz), 19.514s, 174.523 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Billy Vukovich (Watson-Offenhauser), 37.505s, 107.986 mph, Indycars, 1969

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