Langley Speedway is a race track located in Hampton, Virginia, in the United States. In November 1970, it became the site of the last Grand National race before the series was renamed Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup). The track is located in front of NASA's Langley wind tunnel on Armistead Avenue. Langley Speedway is a paved short track measuring 0.395 miles in length, it is one of the flattest tracks in the region with only 6 degrees of banking in the corners and 4 degrees on the straights.
The track is NASCAR sanctioned and participates in the Whelen All-American Series, which determines a national champion for the NASCAR sanctioned local tracks. The track currently hosts 11 divisions which alternate running during their Saturday night program: Late Models, Grand Stock, Modifieds, Legends cars, Super Street, UCAR, Pro Six, Super Trucks, HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts, and Enduros.
Pre race ceremonies for the regular Saturday night events begin at approximately 7:00 PM with the first race of the night beginning about 15 minutes later. Ticket prices are $10 for regular events, but a bit higher for special events.Langley also hosts the Hampton Roads Kart Club races on most Sundays during the season, and Wild and Wacky Wednesday which allows anyone with a helmet and a street legal car to participate in the Time Attack, Burnout competition, and/or One on One Drag Races on most Wednesday nights during the season.
Although NASCAR's premier division has not raced at the track since 1970 it continues to play an integral part in the NASCAR family with several young drivers cutting their teeth on this track every year in the many Late Model and events. Some of the better known graduates include:
- Denny Hamlin - NASCAR Sprint Cup regular (1997 mini stock track champion)
- Woody Howard - 2000 Late Model Rookie of the Year, 2001 Legends Champion, 2005 Pro Cup Series Rookie of the Year and Pro Cup race winner, winner of the 2009 Hampton Heat 200.
- Phil Warren - The winningest driver at Langley Speedway in its premier division, the Late Models, as well as a 7-time track champion (1986,1988,1994,1995,1997,2000,2001). Also the 1995 NASCAR Mid-Atlantic Champion, in which Elliott Sadler finished second in the region that same year. He is currently the Crew Chief and test driver for CE Falk.
- Paul Lubno Sr. - Winningest driver overall at Langley Speedway with 105 victories and five championships.
- Joe Falk - Former NASCAR Nextel Cup owner was the 1976 Winston Racing Track Champion at Langley Speedway, and finished 2nd in the Virginia State NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division.
- Bubba Adams - 1986 Regional Champion, 2nd in National Standings.
- NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
- NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
- Hampton Heat 200 (Late Models)
- Surface: Asphalt
- Length: 0.395 mi (0.636 km)
- Turns: 6 degrees
- Straightaways: 4 degrees