Adam Stern relayed a report from Jule Hubbard at the Wilkes Journal-Patriot about the North Wilkesboro Speedway. In that piece, a Wilkes County executive relayed that there is reportedly a 10-year plan in place for North Wilkesboro Speeedway. However, he did not go into specifics about the plan or whether or not it will be released.
You Need to Know:
- The All-Star Weekend at North Wilkesboro was a highly popular event both locally and amongst NASCAR fans in general. Hubbard reports that no economic figures were released about the events local impact, but it was seemingly good for Wilkes County. However, the TV ratings left a lot to be desired with an 11.2% drop from the 2022 All-Star Race at Texas.
- The 2024 schedule has yet to be released, but speculation about North Wilkesboro has run rampant. Jordan Bianchi recently reported that Bristol Dirt will not be on the schedule next year, and North Wilkesboro is a candidate to be the replacement. However, questions about the racing product and the TV ratings may push NASCAR away.
- Fans are excited about the potential future of North Wilkesboro Speedway. It’s a track that many wanted back for a long time, and this news is welcome to many.
In the Stands
Oh indeed Sean
Our very own Matt Smith wants this to become an annual trip.
Could North Wilkesboro be NASCAR’s Field of Dreams type game?
Add into_the_wenisverse to the “Less Road Courses” Brigade.
colbygraves97 wonders if North Wilkesboro will try to run their own throwback weekend?
jwt_07 is a fan of North Wilkesboro regardless of how the racing product was.
It seems that the future for North Wilkesboro Speedway is bright. This year was an awesome revival. The question becomes, can the market continue to support NASCAR?