Featuring: Lexington – Randleman – Elon – Caswell County

RCR Racing Museum

For NASCAR racing fans, a trip to the RCR campus in Welcome is a highlight of their trip to Lexington. There you will find the Richard Childress Racing Museum & Gift Shop, along with RCR’s Race Shops!

The RCR Museum covers over 47,000 square feet. In it, you’ll find the original No. 3 race shop (built in 1986) and the original RCR Museum which was built in 1991. The museum displays over 50 racing vehicles, including:

  • Over 25 of the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolets driven by Dale Earnhardt
  • 16 video screens that showcase key victories in RCR history
  • Displays of racing memorabilia, photographs, banners, and trophies
  • Daytona 500 winning cars driven by Dale Earnhardt and Kevin Harvick

To learn more, visit Richard Childress Racing’s website.

Petty Family Racing

Racing fans know that NASCAR’s roots are soaked to the very tips in moonshine. In fact, the need for “blockade runners” to deliver moonshine to bootleggers in North Carolina created one of the most prominent family dynasties in NASCAR racing.

Known as the first family of NASCAR, the Petty’s have won 10 NASCAR championships and more than 250 races. At Petty Family Attractions, families can explore the career of the King of NASCAR himself, Richard Petty, and the unparalleled success story of this stock car racing family including Lee, Kyle, and Adam Petty; and Dale Inman.

The Petty Museum features cars, memorabilia, trophies, and awards as well as life-size recreations of the Petty family’s characters from Disney-Pixar’s Cars. Most recently, NASCAR fans of all ages were thrilled by Petty’s reappearance in Cars 3 when he reprised his role of Mr. The King, Strip Weathers, and was joined by son Kyle Petty, who voiced the new Dinoco racer, Cal Weathers.

Next door, racing aficionados can explore Petty’s Garage where a team of automotive professionals builds high-performance streetcars, including custom builds and restorations.

To learn more, visit their website here.

Ace Speedway

Short Track Racing at its finest can be found on Friday Nights from March-October at Ace Speedway. A 4/10’s mile paved oval Ace Speedway hosts weekly racing for Late Model Stock, Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Mini Stocks and UCAR divisions.

Since 1956 Ace Speedway has been a pillar of grassroots racing in Alamance County and has seen such NASCAR Stars as Elliott Sadler, Timothy Peters, Aric Almirola, Darrell Wallace Jr, Todd Gilliland, Jeb Burton and more race at the fabled 4/10’s track.

Virginia International Raceway

(1/2 mile from Caswell line)

Recently chosen as one of Car and Driver Magazine’s Top 6 road courses in the nation, VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road course, offering professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing, as well as a wide range of track events.

Each year, VIR draws tens of thousands of spectators for some of the best road racing in the country. Its uphill Esses and sharp elevation changes not only make it a fan and driver favorite, but have also established it as a prominent testing facility for the automotive industry.

To see a list of events, visit http://virnow.com/about.