Attraction Spotlight: Myrtle Beach Speedway

By Marissa Polascak
April 11, 2018

Start your engines! The Myrtle Beach Speedway is a popular attraction for those who have the need for speed in Myrtle Beach.

This racetrack, located off of Highway 501, was built in 1958 and was originally named the Rambi Raceway. It has since come a long way since the mid-century, as it was transformed from an original dirt track to a paved track in 1974. Through the years, the NASCAR Cup series competed here (from 1958-1965) as well as the NASCAR Busch Series (from 1988 to 2000). The Myrtle Beach Speedway has also been a training spot for big-name NASCAR celebrities such as Jeff Gordon, the Earnhardts, and the Pettys.

Nowadays, the Myrtle Beach Speedway is home to many racing and car-related events such as drift racing, the annual IceBreaker Race, Mustang Day, NOPI Nationals Car Shows, Mopar Day, Monster Truck Beach Devastation Show, and much more. Plus, the attraction also hosts non-racing events like the annual Horry County Fair and Hippie Fest.

In addition to fun events, the Myrtle Beach Speedway boasts the NASCAR Racing Experience! Visitors who opt for the NASCAR Racing Experience have the choice of a Pace Car Ride, Ride Along in a NASCAR race car, a Double Ride (double the laps in a NASCAR race car, or the Practice option where you can drive a NASCAR race car for a 5-minute racing session.

They also offer The Rookie experience where you can drive a NASCAR race car for 8 minutes; the Kings Experience where you can drive for two 8-minute sessions back-to-back; and the Checkered Flag where participants get a total of 24 minutes of drive time.

Next time you’re visiting Myrtle Beach and you’re looking for a thrill, be sure to check out what the Myrtle Beach Speedway has to offer.

Myrtle Beach Speedway

455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Conveniently located on 501 near Tanger Factory Outlet Stores, the Myrtle Beach Speedway is a racetrack for the NASCAR Welen All-American Series. The track …