1925 Auto Races – Laurel, Maryland

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Imagine a 1⅛-mile NASCAR track made entirely from wooden planks. It sounds insane but it’s how motor racing got started in the US. This July 11, 1925 photograph titled “Auto races at Laurel, Maryland.” shows the 1⅛-mile wooden oval at Laurel Speedway. These tracks took months to build and thousands of tonnes of lumber, crashes…

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