(This originally appeared on greenvillejournal.com)
Updated: March 1, 2023
Author: Savannah Moss
The historic Greenville-Pickens Speedway is listed for sale to be used as an industrial park.
The sale would include 305 acres and a 100,000-square-foot sized building located at Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley, according to its Realty Link page. Currently, land acquisitions and sales broker Stan Tzouvelekas, who also serves as Greenville County Councilmember for District 22, has not included an asking price.
In 1971, Greenville-Pickens Speedway hosted the first start-to-finish live, televised NASCAR race, just a year after being paved in 1970.
Beforehand, the track existed since 1940 as a dirt track. Drivers recognized as legends, like Richard Petty and David Pearson have won at the racetrack as well. In 2003, auto dealer Kevin Whitaker bought the speedway but leased it to Anthony Anders, who won two national championships, back to back, in 2013 and 2014.
The racetrack also holds events like the Upper SC State Fair and the Upstate Holiday Lights Show. The property is currently listed for a ground lease or build-to-suit and is sized at 280,800 – 1,179,360 SF.