For over 65 years Salem Speedway has enjoyed the recognition of being one of the most unique and renowned race tracks in America. The.555-mile oval that features imposing 33-degree banks was built strictly for speed. High powered sprint cars accelerate down the straights at speeds reaching nearly 140 miles per hour. Salem is a track steeped in history with many of the giants in auto racing having competed on the treacherous “hills” at some point in their careers. Names such as Ruttman, Carter, Sweikert, O’Connor, Jones, Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Vogler, Allison, Parsons, and Waltrip just to name a few, grace the list of past winners.