Eldora again named favorite track in Speed Sport poll


ROSSBURG – For the fifth consecutive year, Eldora Speedway has been voted “My Favorite Track” by the readers of SPEED SPORT Magazine and www.SPEEDSPORT.com.

The magazine, which has been America’s trusted motorsports authority since 1934, has conducted the poll for the past five years. Eldora has won the coveted title each year.

Located just 60 miles northwest of Dayton in historic Darke County, the half-mile clay oval, owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, received 23 percent of the My Favorite Track vote to top the list. The track was founded by the late Earl Baltes in 1954.

In addition, the Kings Royal was voted “My Favorite Race,” beating out the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Three other events at Eldora, the World 100, the Four Crown Nationals and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event placed in the top 10.

“This is a really proud moment for our team here at Eldora,” General Manager Roger Slack said. “There is nothing easy about Eldora – for the racers or the fans. It takes a lot of hard work, travel and preparation on their part to come here. They spend a lot of time with us over the course of the season, especially in the campgrounds, and we appreciate everything they do to come be part of our events. It is a true honor to know they recognize our team’s efforts in building on Earl’s vision for Eldora.”

The fifth edition of SPEED SPORT’s My Favorite Track and survey was conducted throughout February. This was the first year of the My Favorite Race survey.

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