The Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC is heralded as the fastest 3/8-mile track in the United States. The racetrack opened in 1857 as a horse-racing track, but eventually switched to automobile racing in 1919. It used to host the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series from 1983 to 1994 with some of the most Notable drivers in NASCAR, such as Jeff Gordon. However, at the turn of the 21st century, the track was closed several times on account of low attendance and poor track conditions. The track was renovated and reopened in 2006 as an American Speed Association track, which has brought more people back for race nights.