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Lanier National Speedway

Lanier National Speedway
Location Hall County, Braselton, Georgia

34°9′12″N 83°48′45″W / 34.15333°N 83.81250°W / 34.15333; -83.81250Coordinates: 34°9′12″N 83°48′45″W / 34.15333°N 83.81250°W / 34.15333; -83.81250

Opened 1982
Closed 2011
Architect Bud Lunsford
Former names Lanier Raceway
Major events NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Surface Asphalt
Length 0.375 mi (0.600 km)
Turns 4

Lanier National Speedway is a 0.375-mile paved oval racetrack located just outside Braselton, Georgia. The track opened in 1982 as a dirt track, and was paved in the mid-1980s. The track was under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner with Super Late Models, SuperTrucks, Junkyard Dogs, Outlaw Late Models, Mini Stocks, INEX RaceCeiver/zMax Legends Cars and INEX Bandolero Cars. The track ended weekly racing at the end of the 2011 season, but will remain open for larger events. [1] But said larger events have not taken place since its closure in 2011.

Lanier Speedway is located just north of the Road Atlanta motor racing circuit on the opposite side of Winder Highway. New photos surfaced online in august & october of 2013 showing the 0.375 mi track in disrepair after having closed in 2011.[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

NASCAR Nationwide Series history

The NASCAR Busch Grand National Series (now the Nationwide Series) ran five races at the track between 1988 and 1992.[8]

Season Winning Driver Car Laps Average Speed
1988 Tommy Houston Buick 200 84.191 mph (135.492 km/h)
1989 Ronald Cooper Buick 200 77.474 mph (124.682 km/h)
1990 Chuck Bown Pontiac 200 74.033 mph (119.145 km/h)
1991 David Green Oldsmobile 200 73.250 mph (117.884 km/h)
1992 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 300 77.735 mph (125.102 km/h)


External links

  • Official site
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