Delaware honors the Georgetown Speedway


The Georgetown Speedway will receive a historic marker from the State of Delaware. Built in 1949 by businessman and racing pioneer Melvin Joseph, the track is known across the country for its role in developing the sport of stock car racing. The speedway was sanctioned by NASCAR throughout the 50s and into the 60s, where numerous names in racing got their start. During this year’s kickoff weekend (March 16th-17th), the Delaware Public Archives will unveil a Historic Marker commemorating Joseph’s contribution to auto racing.