See The Ghost Of A Forgotten Racetrack In This Beautiful Video

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North Wilkesboro Motor Speedway is a derelict race track in North Carolina. Home to NASCAR races of all levels for nearly 50 years, it closed in 1996 and has been slowly crumbling ever since. With no more V8s roaring around, it's perfect for some drone footage and pretty music.

There have been a few attempts to re-open the track, with a few races in 2010 and 2011, but now it sits dormant again. The surface is riddled with cracks, and the enormous ad for the Winston Cup Series is a nice, nostalgic touch. But there's something incredibly serene about an old stomping ground for competition, where dreams were fulfilled, and where Jeff Gordon won its last top-level race.


Old race tracks never die. They just become settings for movies about What Was, And What Can Be.