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Historic NASCAR Racetrack, Fairgrounds in South Carolina Marketed for Sale


Mar 20, 2023
Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, South Carolina, is the second-oldest NASCAR track in the U.S., after Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Greenville-Pickens Speedway)


A historic racetrack that dates to the earliest days of NASCAR and a prolonged-jogging fairground close to Greenville, South Carolina, have been mentioned for sale for prospective redevelopment into an industrial park.

Greenville-Pickens Speedway and the Upper South Carolina Point out Honest web site had been marketed for sale this thirty day period by RealtyLink and CBRE. The brokerages did not disclose the inquiring value in profits brochures. Home operator Kevin Whitaker acquired the web page in 2003 for $6 million.

Situated 6 miles west of downtown Greenville and in close proximity to Interstate 85, the 305-acre home in Easley, South Carolina, is surrounded by business enhancement and household neighborhoods. The Greenville industrial market’s 4.3% emptiness price is beneath its historical regular of 6.9%, in accordance to CoStar info. Land for industrial developments in Greenville is limited.

Stan Tzouvelekas at RealtyLink, Trey Pennington at CBRE and Whitaker did not react to requests for remark from CoStar Information.

Greenville-Pickens Speedway opened as a 50 percent-mile dirt track in 1940 and is the second-oldest NASCAR-sanctioned observe in the United States. Some of NASCAR’s most popular motorists, such as Richard Petty and Junior Johnson, raced there. The to start with nationally televised NASCAR race took put at the keep track of in 1971.

The annually racing year at Greenville-Pickens Speedway is commonly held in March, but the observe has not introduced a program of activities for 2023.

The Higher South Carolina Point out Honest has been held annually on fairgrounds upcoming to the racetrack considering the fact that 1964. The good functions carnival rides, game titles of prospect and agricultural exhibits. The honest also hosted live shows by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels.

The property’s sale listing arrives shortly just after a 165-acre home in Houston was obtained to provide as the new home for the Harris County Good & Rodeo.

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