If it were'nt for Spartanburg there wouldn't be a NASCAR.
I think the folks in Daytona might not agree widdat.
I might have been a little strong with that statement but in the 50's all the big teams were here and others were starting to migrate in this direction. Cherokee, Greenville-Pickens, Spartanburg Fairgrounds, Confederate Motor Speedway & Shelby were the premire tracks. These are the ones where Cotton, Pearson, Ralph Earnahrt, Lee Petty, Jack Smith, Buck Baker, & Bud Moore and the like won their first races and started getting things off the ground. That's what made Bill France Sr want to build the big super speedway here. Around here we say "county council dropped the ball and Bruton Smith got the call".