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Flat Rock Speedway is on the west side of Telegraph Road just south of Flat Rock and south of Will Carleton Road. You cant miss it. This ¼ mile track was built in 1953 by Sheldon Hayes Sr. and was the first rubberized asphalt track in the country. Lee Petty, Richard Petty’s father, won a 500 lap race at Flat Rock in 1954 in a race sanctioned by NASCAR.
The rich tradition and history of Flat Rock Speedway is evidenced by the endless list of drivers that have made the hard left turn at the “Rock” over the years. Eddie Sachs, Gordon Johncock, Benny Parsons, Iggy Katona, Davey Allison, Michael Waltrip, Jeremy Mayfield, Gary Bradberry, Kenny Irwin, Tim Steele, John Anderson, Joe Ruttman, Danny Byrd, Mike Eddy, Junior Hanley, Jack Bowsher, and many other stars have competed at the speedway over the past 46 years.