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The Occonneechee Speedway is a historic area in Hillsborough, North Carolina. It is best noted for being one of the first two NASCAR tracks to open in the United States in 1947. It closed in 1968 as a race track.

Despite being known for being one of the first NASCAR tracks in the country, the Occoneechee Speedway could trace its history back to the late 19th century. It was originally a farm named after the Occaneechi Indians that used to reside in the area in the 17th and 18th centuries. It had a half mile worth of horse racing track built by its owner, Julian Carr, who was into horse racing.

Also known as the Orange Speedway at some point, the Occoneechee Speedway was closed in 1968 due to the resistance of the local religious authorities. Today, it operates as a park, looking back to the area?s rich history.
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