North Wilkesboro Speedway's 2022 Open House! Historic NASCAR Race Track Has a Crowd Again!
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We decided to head over to North Wilkesboro Speedway to check out the open house event they're having. Giving the public a look at the track surface and some of the infrastructure for the first time in over 10 years!
Check out the next video where we go back to the track for a FULL IN DEPTH TOUR of the ENTIRE facility...abandoned buildings and all!
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  • Stapleton42
    Stapleton42

    The FULL inside history tour video is live on the channel now!! irglo.info/from/oceog2SiodmZeYE/fy-lm-h-y.html

    • Danny Flay
      Danny Flay

      I work there as a kid from 2009 to 2012 other than IRglo videos I never got to see and it's Prime I hope they can keep it around a long time this time

    • Alex C741
      Alex C741

      Bring it on I can’t wait!! This is what I’m here for bringing history back to life!

    • Alexander Trovitch
      Alexander Trovitch

      Actually they haven’t touched up the sign at all. I was there 3 years ago, and it looks the same when I compared your footage with the pictures I have. Love the content!

    • Danny N Grays Cards & Toys
      Danny N Grays Cards & Toys

      Was out of town or I would have been at this !! Enjoyed

    • Zeke ‘n’ Streak
      Zeke ‘n’ Streak

      Pumped would be one word to describe it. 😆 Looking fwd to seeing the vid. Cheers

  • Nevin Gentry
    Nevin Gentry

    Man its so cool to see this! grew up in North Wilkesboro and spent most of my life (I am 27) driving by this place on 421 hoping I would one day get to check it out for myself! Last time I was here I was still in my moms womb in April of 1994. Thanks for the early sneak peek!

    • gothard5
      gothard5

      Last time I was at NW was also April 1994. I was 11 and it was my dad’s birthday. We got to go down on the race track and get a whole bunch of autographs. I have fond memories of this place. I still have the hat with all the autographs.

    • SyccCaddy
      SyccCaddy

      @Stapleton42 Bro, did you just see 1320 & Limpy just done a cash days at THE PEOPLE'S TRACK?!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Man that’s wild. We are so glad you’re here!

  • gac914
    gac914

    Well, now we know where most of the post-war "40" Fords went!!! 🤣How big a rush that must be for you two to have fans recognizing you both and being so excited!! That's great!! Can't wait to see your tour video of this track!!! 👍👍

    • Gary Brower
      Gary Brower

      40 Ford Coupe...my favorite car of all time !

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man!

  • Erik Albertson
    Erik Albertson

    Those old race cars were fantastic ! Would love to see them ripping around the track !

  • Joshua Paulsen
    Joshua Paulsen

    Thank you both as always for your content. It really does put child-like smiles on grown ass people's faces when you post this stuff. Looking forward to the full tour, can't wait. Cheers.

  • INK SCARS
    INK SCARS

    Love seeing stuff like this! Checking some of the cars out and the builds would be sweet! The LONG HEADED car is awesome!

  • Keith Billiot
    Keith Billiot

    Great video can’t wait till the other video comes also love Hearing Logan doing more commentating in the videos Thank you and Logan for documenting these old race tracks and shops

  • Johnny Quest
    Johnny Quest

    So awesome to see, love it! You can feel the energy from everyone you two was around for this iconic place to come back to life! Thank you for being who you are and sharing..

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks Johnny!

  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller

    Glad to see this happening! How cool is that! Hopefully there will be some form of racing held there on a regular basis. Will be looking forward to the next video featuring this speedway, sure do appreciate it! You & Logan rock it! Thank you for great video content, there with you guys.

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    It gave me goosebumps hearing V8’s rumble at North Wilkesboro again even if it was just show cars. It’s still freaking BADASS!!!

  • GalaxyAD3
    GalaxyAD3

    Can’t wait to finally go watch races there again. I went to a race as a kid, and have been waiting for this moment.

  • Brett Turner
    Brett Turner

    Thank you for the effort you put into your videos I really enjoy the NASCAR stuff you both have a way of making people feel a part of it just through watching

  • J D Shanahan
    J D Shanahan

    Looks like this was a really cool experience. I can only imagine what the history of that track is. The stories are probably out of this world. Thanks for the content man. Looking forward to the follow up video.

  • Frederick Kemman
    Frederick Kemman

    Recording oral history from the people who were on the scene is important beyond measure , thank you for doing it! Can't wait to see the full tour, this should be as good as the one with the former track manager at Rockingham.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      It absolutely is!

  • BOBBY J
    BOBBY J

    So happy this relic is going to come back alive again never seen a race there been by so many times just driving by you can just imagine the history that happened there. That truck load of chickens brings back memories to driving by them just was terrible in smell not good memories of that lol y’all have a good one looking forward to more videos about wilks

  • Tahoe's & Turbo's
    Tahoe's & Turbo's

    oh man i cant believe i didnt see this sooner!! cant wait for the full video. Love the nascar history and keep em coming!!

  • Joe Houlihan
    Joe Houlihan

    You guys are so awesome!! Hitting em out of the park! I can’t believe you guys got into All of these amazing bucket list places! Your putting the story back out there that really hasn’t been told! Thank you for documenting all of these amazing places! Thank you a million times!

  • Jamie Hess
    Jamie Hess

    You have no idea how happy I am to see that track be Resurrected, we are losing too many of the historic tracks that I grew up watching. Thank you guys for putting together another great video and can't wait to see the complete tour.

  • Steve Sidden
    Steve Sidden

    My first race was at North Wilkesboro when I signed up start racing with NASCAR I was there in a different series but I was there when Dale Earnhardt and Wendell Scott Ned Jarrett Bobby Allison was there brings back a lot of great fond memories as I have said in the past I have a NASCAR sitting here at the house that is street legal and it will be on the road hopefully very very soon what you done was absolutely as all your videos superb I can't wait to see more of them that you will bring out at some point in time I'd like for you both to look at this old race car here not to write a story about but just to look at and I'd like to meet you both GOD bless you both stay safe👍👍

  • Patrick
    Patrick

    I pull pepsi trailers up towards boone about once a week, or once every other week. So every time I pass by that track I look at it and I can already tell just from highway 421 that they have really cleaned up the place and are bringing it back to life. Can't wait. Dad was at the very last race and he's excited to be that the second 1st race.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man that’s awesome

  • Glen Edwards
    Glen Edwards

    Be right here looking for the full tour…. Thanks to the two of you for bringing all of this cool cool racing nostalgia!!

  • danaJ
    danaJ

    Your history content rocks. Keep em comn. I was there in 1999 and it was just so cool to see as the ghost it became. It really didnt look like a professional facility at all and wasnt very big..... but i was amazed at it and thought about all the greats that raced there. On long island we have riverhead raceway... a joke of a track but fun as hell.....on turn 3 you get oelted with rubber....i really hope they put NW back on the schedule. It showcases so much more individual talent.

  • Mike Hardy
    Mike Hardy

    NASCAR is lucky you're around Mitchell....Your enthusiasm for the golden age of NASCAR is unmatched. I don't think I've heard you talk about todays NASCAR, at least not that much. You have picked the best times NASCAR ever had to offer....back in 1991 I'd watch all practices and Happy Hour every week they raced....It has changed so much and thats part of life I guess. Nice job on the video...Once again I appreciate all of your hard work...Thanks God Bless you Both...

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you Mike!

  • Brush it off
    Brush it off

    Awesome stuff I love those old race cars! Would be great to see them on track!

  • Troy Skiles
    Troy Skiles

    Love you and Logan's content. Keep it up. I am 53 and have been to probably 50 NASCAR races since the early 80's. Love the old historic tracks like Martinsville, Darlington and Wilkesboro. I moved from Indiana to the Charlotte area back in 2006 for work and came down by myself for the first couple months to find a house and then my wife and daughter came down a couple months later. On my way down I just could not resist taking a little detour down old Highway 421 to see the old girl. I stopped in and drove up to the track and just took it all in. One of the coolest experience ever. Looking forward to your next video. I hope to see NASCAAR back at the old girl again!!! She is worse for ware right now, but she has not given up.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man

  • matthew thompson
    matthew thompson

    Love your content and I love how your better half is willing to go anywhere with you no matter what , enjoy it while you can !

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks Matthew

  • young11984
    young11984

    Patiently waiting for the “no stone unturned tour”, know its going to be awesome.

  • KEI Fabrication
    KEI Fabrication

    Would have loved to have been there with our vintage modified! Thanks to you folk's it's like we were! Thanks again! Looking forward to the "No Stone Unturned Tour"!

  • Bruce Gregory
    Bruce Gregory

    I've been in the infield for probably 12 - 15 Cup races in the 80's and 90's...one of the BEST infields in all of NASCAR.

  • Matthew Oden
    Matthew Oden

    Pretty neat really enjoyed seeing all the old racecar's and that's pretty neat that people live that close to the racetrack they could probably sit and watch the race from their front yard if they wanted to can't wait for the full tour video

  • Kristopher Smith
    Kristopher Smith

    So cool. I was lucky enough to be at the last cup race there back in the day. Can't wait for the full tour video!

  • Bart Jackson
    Bart Jackson

    Another great video...I really enjoy seeing your explorations, nice as you always feel like you're there with you all!

  • Team Brahma
    Team Brahma

    Very cool brother. Love it that an old track is coming back. Looking forward to seeing the full tour of this place.

  • Rear Engine Shop
    Rear Engine Shop

    Pretty excited there is stuff happening here again! Wish I could make it to an event.

  • Eyes Ahead Pedal Down
    Eyes Ahead Pedal Down

    It was neat to meet y’all. Thank y’all for coming up. I made a little video of the evening myself.

  • Zeke ‘n’ Streak
    Zeke ‘n’ Streak

    Oh man this was awesome!! I’m really happy you 2 were able to attend & share with us folks that couldn’t make it. I’m so looking fwd to N. Wilksboro holding races again. I hope to attend one in the future. That ‘40 Ford coupe at time 8:36 looks a lot like the one Junior Johnson drove in a special about him back on the either the Speed channel or TNT. Cheers & stay safe.

  • bobby lowery
    bobby lowery

    So very awesome that this place is gonna make a comeback. Wilkesboro holds a special place in my heart.. I started attending Cup races here in Sept.'87 and never missed one(including Monday races, too) until the track closed in '96. I can't wait to make the trip when those Cup cars come back(fingers crossed). Thanks again for the awesome content and video.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you Bobby we are glad you’re here!

  • matt kelly
    matt kelly

    I am glad that they are bringing back one of the great tracks. Next they need the Nashville fair grounds. And Irp

  • bob
    bob

    awesome content as always. I love it when Logan finds something funny then says isn't that funny.

  • Eric Felty
    Eric Felty

    I really enjoy the history you do on the tracks and the old race shops. great work

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wright

    Awesome teaser guys, hanging for the full tour 😁😁😁

  • Crispy 1
    Crispy 1

    That is so cool I was wondering the exact same thing if anyone was ever going to be able to get in there and record before they tore it down and or rebuilt it

  • Brennan Martin
    Brennan Martin

    I absolutely love watching all this nascar history you are uncovering. Dude it would be absolutely amazing if you could produce an actual documentary about all of that and have some of the guys in there like mark martin and darrell. All of that history is so epic with all the small stories of each team and stuff. It’s awesome!!!

    • Brennan Martin
      Brennan Martin

      Yeah that would be a ton of editing. But I think it would take off if enough people got behind you.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks Brennan. I’m not skilled enough to do the editing on that lol

  • Chad's Garage
    Chad's Garage

    Loving these videos dude. Planning to come to the first race there. Hope to see you all.

  • Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell

    Awesome you got to go to the open house, I wish they would have done it on the weekend so I could have checked it out but 2.5 hours each way without traffic is a bit much through the week. I'll definitely be watching the tour video when it's up.

  • i’M FiNe Productions
    i’M FiNe Productions

    As someone who lives in New England, appreciate you guys bringing this event to everyone who couldn't be there

  • Michael Dalbrun
    Michael Dalbrun

    Cool to see the history being recorded. Gonna go watch the full tour.

  • Brian Featherstone
    Brian Featherstone

    I remember watching races at that track. I miss all the old cool tracks

  • matt Reeves
    matt Reeves

    Your doing awesome appreciate the content I grew up loving all things with engine's it didnt matter my brother also watches ur stuff but he's a different story

  • TheMallen07
    TheMallen07

    Cool video, I plan to be there in August and October to watch some races. I use to drive by the track when I was in school at App State. I was so glad to hear someone’s using it again. If NASCAR had any sense they’d race there at least once a year.

  • Morgan Sandberg
    Morgan Sandberg

    It’s Nice to see that the North wilkeboro speedway is starting to be recognizable again considering that back then it was most commonly used in NASCAR in the early days and just seeing that lots of people have revisited this speedway is amazing because since then it was never used again which I kinda wish the current years of NASCAR would used this speedway once more of this ever gets restored it would’ve been really nice to see this being revisited in the current days of NASCAR Just like how they did it with the darlington raceway but with that being said it’s incredible that lots of people are starting to revisit this iconic raceway from the early days of NASCAR.

  • Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean
    Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean

    I love the channel, started watching about the time you moved to NC. Keep up the great stuff! NC is the honeyhole of content, spent 2 weeks filming up there last summer! I will keep watching!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you!

  • 703 CRUIZ'N
    703 CRUIZ'N

    This was to cool and I'm so jelly 😫 guys If I have known I definitely would have made the trip. I was there about a month ago and just looking from the outside was cool.

  • Bubba Kushington
    Bubba Kushington

    Thanks for doing this and keeping the history .

  • GG Buck
    GG Buck

    Can't wait to see the whole tour.

  • Terry Brittain
    Terry Brittain

    Man ! Great job , it’s like how can I top this one ? Well how bout an inside tour of a place lost in time ! Can’t wait to watch it on Sunday, and can’t wait to see the total rebirth of such a great racing venue . Hoping the racing community will support all the efforts not just once but for many years to come ! Thanks for bringing us all places when some of us just can’t be there , kudos to both of you !

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks terry!

  • Graeme Randall
    Graeme Randall

    This is awesome Can’t wait for the tour.👌🏁🇦🇺👍

  • Joshua Miller
    Joshua Miller

    I didn’t even realize until watching this episode that I was literally beside you more than once. that evening. I even have videos kneeling at the ticket stand getting the cars coming out of the track and you two are standing behind them. Truly awesome job with the videos and documenting these tracks and memorabilia before there gone or vandalized. Needless to say you definitely have gained a new subscriber thanks again!

  • Mark Ruff
    Mark Ruff

    Your channel is one of the only channels I actually get to learn cool stuff with. I would never have heard who Dink was but now researching him…..HOLY CRAP

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks man! That’s our goal always!

  • BiG JOHN
    BiG JOHN

    Hell yes can’t wait to see the next video. Thanks again for sharing this amazing history.

  • tyler robinson
    tyler robinson

    So cool loving seeing old tracks getting redone and used.

    • tyler robinson
      tyler robinson

      @Stapleton42 yes I remember seeing it on top gear then cars 3 lol. I watched a Nascar classic race that I believe Jeff Gordon won in like 95ish there

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Same man! We are glad you’re here!

  • Greg Hall
    Greg Hall

    The two of you are just totally awesome!!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you Greg!

  • Jennifer Houlihan
    Jennifer Houlihan

    Joe is always talking about how awesome North Wilksboro is, So cool you guys got to go there! So cool to see what he has been talking about! You guys are so great! Thank you! Wish Oregon had some great classic tracks. Hope Ruger is doing well, we just got a baby Pug, his name is Blaney, If you couldn’t guess Joe is a Ryan Blaney fan, after Jr, he picked Blaney! Hope you guys are doing great, can’t wait for the new shop dog shirts!

  • Race Red Fairmont
    Race Red Fairmont

    This stuff is badass guys love the old stuff and any chance you do some old dragstrip history or abandon racetracks kind of like Dale Jr did ?

  • Michael Newjerseydiecast
    Michael Newjerseydiecast

    I love this channel and I have watched some of them and incredible content and I want to plan to come spend time in August hopefully to see North Wilkesboro and some of Unique Nascar or related shops!

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you Michael!

  • PS XBOX Classics
    PS XBOX Classics

    I would like to say as a Fellow Fan And Supporter of NC and North Wilksboro Speedwwy I would like to Sincerely Thank you for doing this Video and the next one that way people will always be able to see what North Wilksboro looked original and his History

  • TheAmishNinja
    TheAmishNinja

    very cool. i'm hoping to get to come up there for the dirt races before the new pavement goes down

  • ABC Def
    ABC Def

    I’m so glad I found this channel! It’s like home.

  • hansa
    hansa

    When I was on holiday (I have family in Greensboro NC) I took my family to the track and the manager at the time (this was maybe 8years ago) let us walk around the grounds and spent some time with us and even back then he had hopes as did I, that racing would come back and now because of Dale Jr & Matt Dillner and there passion for old tracks, lit the fire that started the process to where we are at today!

  • David Garland
    David Garland

    Yall male the best videos . I like everyone of them. Thank you.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks David

  • Michael McDonald
    Michael McDonald

    Ur videos are so amazing, keep up the good work man

  • Michael Pfleuger
    Michael Pfleuger

    This stuff is cool as always and speaking of cool flathead swaps there is a guy near me with one in a Pinto

  • J F Z28
    J F Z28

    Awesome video dude. That place is so rich in history it's unreal!

  • Usc Gamecock
    Usc Gamecock

    My step-dad is the younger guy with the #3 car in the thumbnail. His dad which was also there was good friends with tiny Lund so he grew up around that whole crowd of old racers and knows so many stories from back then.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      thats awesome

  • Benny Helgeson
    Benny Helgeson

    I attended local stock car races in 50's and 60's. Lots of forty era cars during those days and they were not as nice as cars in this video. Another glaring thing I noticed was a lots less heavy people 60 years ago.

  • Cannonball Repair
    Cannonball Repair

    Can’t wait, this will be awesome!! My brother got to meet you up there!

  • Arthur Fricchione
    Arthur Fricchione

    Another good video guys. Thanks for sharing 🇺🇸

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thank you Arthur!

  • Jerry Zotta
    Jerry Zotta

    Another great video. I live 3 hrs from the track. Glad to see NW and Rockingham being refurbished.

    • Stapleton42
      Stapleton42

      Thanks Jerry! We are glad too

  • Calvin H.
    Calvin H.

    That was awesome! And that long header #17 car sounds sweet!

  • Story Racing 387
    Story Racing 387

    Ok....I'm jealous! I remember watching the last race on tv. Very cool!!!

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