|Bowman Gray Stadium|
|Location|| 1250 S. MLK Jr. Drive|
Winston-Salem, NC, 27107
|Owner||City of Winston-Salem|
|Operator||Winston-Salem Speedway, Inc.|
|Major events||Advance Auto Parts 199|
|Track length||1/4 Mile|
Bowman Gray Stadium is a NASCAR sanctioned 1/4-mile asphalt flat oval short track located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing's most legendary venues, and is referred to as "NASCAR's longest running weekly race track". Bowman Gray Stadium is part of Winston-Salem’s Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Complex and is home of the Winston-Salem State University Rams football team.
The first NASCAR sanctioned event took place on May 18, 1949 and was won by Fonty Flock. The NASCAR Grand National Series (now the Sprint Cup) first raced at the track in 1958 and hosted a total of 29 Grand National races through 1971.
Bowman Gray’s weekly racing tradition continues to this day as part of the Dodge Weekly Series. Weekly races include the Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock divisions. Bowman Gray is also a part of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and hosts other special events including classic modified coupes, monster trucks, demolition derbies, chain races, and mini-cup races.