Behind the scenes: Langley Speedway in photos
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Located in Hampton, Virginia, Langley Speedway has been hosting auto racing since 1950. The track was originally a horse racing track known as Dude Ranch, but soon it became obvious that auto racing was the way of the future, and the owners of the venue began promoting auto races.
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It wasn't until 1963, when ex-racer and local businessman Henry Klich took control, that the track got a new name. It was rechristened Langley Field Speedway, which was later shortened to just Langley Speedway.
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The venue operated as a dirt track for many years and hosted multiple NASCAR Cup Series races. Klich soon saw the need to pave the track and, in 1968, he did exactly that. It has remained that way ever since.
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Klich retired from promoting Langley late in 1969. In the many years that followed, a number of different promoters and owners have operated the speedway with varying degrees of success.
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Bill Mullis, a former racer and a local businessman, took ownership of the track in early 2009. He's owned and operated the track since and has helped shine a spotlight on the local racing at the 0.395-mile asphalt oval.
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The track hosts weekly racing featuring the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and also welcomes several regional touring divisions each season, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR's oldest division, made its debut at the track in 2017 with Timmy Solomito earning the victory.