Wake County Speedway “America’s Favorite Bullring” is a quarter-mile asphalt race track located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wake County Speedway was established in 1962 by Glenn and Marvin Simpkins. It was leased out to Donald Macon. Glenn Simpkins to this day still owns and operates Glenn Simpkins Garage. Glenn’s brother Talmadge Simpkins was beside him through all of their trials and errors. They never once gave up on their dreams and still to this day in 2016, they are alive and well.

At its conception, the track was a 1/4 mile clay race track. Many former NASCAR drivers have made appearances during the tracks history. Those drivers include J.D. McDuffie, Benny Parsons, Ken Schrader, Loy Allen, Jr., Dennis Setzer and Randy Renfrow. In 1987, the track was resurfaced with asphalt and remains that way today.


Length: 0.25 (1/4) mile oval


Charlie Hansen


2109 Simpkins Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603


Phone: (919) 578-7858
E-mail: info@wcspeedway.com

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