NASCAR returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2024; Track set to be repaved following an additional $4 million from the state
In 2021, the state of North Carolina allowed for an $18 million allocation from federal American Rescue Plan funds to help rebuild North Wilkesboro Speedway and bring NASCAR back to the dormant track. A massive rebuild went underway and the track hosted the NASCAR All-Star race in 2023.
Previous track upgrades: Infield paving; new pit road and outside retaining walls; new wheel fencing and SAFER barrier; suite, hospitality, media center, bathroom and driver’s lounge upgrades; plus new LED track lighting, sound system and internet.
For 2024, the North Carolina General Assembly approved a $4 million economic grant in the 2024 budget. More upgrades are on the way. Ahead of the race in 2024, the track will be repaved. It marks the first repave since 1981.
North Wilkesboro Speedway will again host the NASCAR All-Star race in 2024.