North Carolina History,  Sports History

Historical Images: NASCAR in Raleigh (1970)

Pete Hamilton, who won consecutive Daytona 500s in 1970 and 1971, chats with the legendary Richard Petty at the NASCAR Home State 200 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on September 30, 1970. The Home State 200 was NASCAR’s last dirt track race until the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2021.

Photo courtesy of: State Archives of North Carolina, News & Observer Photo Collection via Flickr