I walked around my favorite race track, Nazareth National Speedway, many times after it died in late 1971. I loved that place and it hurt to see it gone. I always hoped that it would open again and it finally did in December 1982. This bottom view is of the super long backstretch in 1974. The top view shows it in 1982, right before rebuilding started. The backstretch was then shortened, when the track was converted from a mile and an eight, to a mile. This second version (1982) of the track only lasted a few years.