SUMMER TIME IN WINSTON-SALEM HAS A LOT TO OFFER, but a favorite way to spend Saturday night is at the Bowman Gray Stadium. In 1949 Bowman Gray became NASCAR's first weekly track. The venue boasts a long tradition of hosting some of the best drivers in racing history. Today, past, present and future collide, sometimes quite literally, as a new generation of drivers look to race their way into the history books.
Warren Penniless, who runs the track's public-relations, shared what makes Bowman Gray so special.
Whether you're a seasoned race fan or first-timer, Bowman Gray has something for everyone from the traditional Sportsman Division to the cars competing in the Stadium Stock Division. You'll see the best local racing talent that North Carolina has to offer. If you're looking for something a bit less traditional, the night always ends with something unique. Whether it's monster trucks, a demolition derby, or a speed race, you never know what you're going to get at The Madhouse.
Perhaps Bowman Gray’s biggest tradition is its affordable ticket prices. For only $12, you can have a nice evening with several exciting races. It's easy to see why this place fills up every weekend. There's a lot of excitement. They don’t call it The Madhouse for nothing.
One of the best features of Bowman Gray is the access fans have to their favorite drivers. Following the last race of the night, fans make their way to the pits to meet the competitors, get autographs, and of course, get pictures next to their favorite cars.
With over a thousand races in the book and no signs of slowing down, The Madhouse will be rocking for years to come.