Tucson Speedway… The Track Too Tough to Die!
The track was built in 1968, originally as a clay oval.
In 1982, International Speedway Corporation bought the facility and paved the racing surface in 1993.
In 1995, the track hosted the second-ever NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, the Racing Champions 200. This race returned in 1996 and 1997 as the NAPA 200 under the direction Brian France and NASCAR.
The track was also the home of the TV program Winter Heat Series, which ran during NASCAR’s offseason from 1994-95 to 1998-99. This program was the launching pad for the careers of drivers such as Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday and others.
In 2002, ISC sold the track to Deery Sports West, Inc.
In 2006 to Dan and Joyce Ruth and it was re-named Tucson Raceway Park. They put extensive work into rebuilding the track after sitting for years unused.
In 2008 the track was sold to Mark Ebert who also made many changes to the track.
In 2010, the track was closed.
In 2013 John Lashley and Brad Cornelious took over the track and it was renamed to Tucson Speedway. After extensive remodeling it re-opened in 2013.