Thunder Alley Will Roar Again with the Race the Rock 125

RALEIGH, N.C., June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rockingham Speedway will open to race fans again on Saturday, November 6th for…

RALEIGH, N.C., June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rockingham Speedway will open to race fans again on Saturday, November 6th for the Race the Rock 125.

Rockingham Speedway in the Sandhills region of North Carolina is a place where legends were made and those legends, in turn, made the track legendary.

After nearly 38 years of hosting some of the greatest winning drivers in NASCAR history like Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott and Jeff Gordon, the former North Carolina Motor Speedway held its last Cup race in 2003 and its final NASCAR sanctioned race, as part of the truck series, in 2013.

Fortunately for race fans, the long absence from stock car racing at the track known as «The Rock» will finally end on Saturday, Nov. 6, as Presents Race the Rock 125 featuring the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS Tour).

Rockingham’s backstretch, known as «Thunder Alley,» will roar to life, but this time with a slew of Late Model Stock Cars in a 100-lap feature race and 25-lap Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge. Street-legal stock cars from racing’s glory years will pace the start of the race, surely conjuring up memories for long-time fans of the days when the old red and white Winston Cup logo was painted along Rockingham’s pit wall.

Hoosier, a manufacturer of racing tires, developed a new tire especially made to tackle the weathered Rockingham surface, which enables the CARS Tour to bring its show to town.

«Rockingham Speedway is such a storied, hallowed track,» said Mark Arsen with «When you walk through the garages or climb up the steep 25-degree banking in the turns, you can definitely hear the echoes of NASCAR history.»

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