There it is, at the top of every list of defunct NASCAR tracks: Air Base Speedway near Greenville, South Carolina. Despite holding a single sanctioned race in 1951, this track never shows back up on the NASCAR schedule again.
That 1951 race included all of the usual suspects you'd expect to be at a sanctioned NASCAR race of the era: Buck Baker, Monty Flock, Tim Mundy, even Lee Petty ran the race that was won by Bob Flock. If you are like me then oddities like this stick in your mind and will bring up a ton of questions.
Enter S1apSh0es and his YouTube channel
These questions also bothered one particular YouTube creator who goes by the name "S1apSh0es". He has been hot on the trail of this mystery all month. What he has found out, is interesting to say the least!
History found. I know I feel better about it!
About the Author:
"Chris Breeden is a Social Media content creator for Custom & Hot Rod Life on DRIVETRIBE, YouTube and Facebook. After spending 5 years in Southern California, a.k.a. Hot Rod Heaven, while serving as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Marine Corps, he moved back home to Tennessee with an even greater love for Hot Rodded Vintage Tin. Since then he has worked in retail sales and the transportation and logistics industry. In 2018, seeing a gap in Hot Rod and Custom Car coverage on DRIVETRIBE, Chris began advocating for their inclusion on the platform. During the summer months, he can be found all over the Tennessee region covering car shows, meets, and cruise-ins. During the winter months, he can be found in the garage working on his custom 1949 Ford two-door sedan and 1954 F100 truck."