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FYI WIRZ: Five Flags Speedway with Its Snowball Derby Is the Track That Can

Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida has a distinction in racing that not many short tracks have across the U.S.—it has hosted a NASCAR race, albeit early in its history in 1953. The half-mile asphalt track opened for operation that year and is known for fast configuration. NASCAR now has two half-mile tracks on its Sprint Cup circuit. Martinsville Speedway has 12- degree banking. Bristol Motor Speedway has 30-degree banking. Five Flags Speedway’s half-mile track has 15 degree banking. Five Flags Speedway’s Snowball Derby has become a signature event considered by many as the most prestigious Late Model racing event in the U.S.The popular early December racing days set in the panhandle of Florida generally welcome rac...

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