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Moonshine and Motorsports Trail Expands Across North Carolina

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The Moonshine and Motorsports Trail in North Carolina is expanding after a successful first year. Launched in 2023 by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), the trail will add nine new sites to highlight North Carolina’s intertwined history of distilling and stock car racing.

The expansion aims to boost economic development across the state, honor North Carolina’s innovation in these fields, and help rural communities thrive. The new additions include Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza in Kannapolis, and the Museum of Ashe County History in Jefferson, among others. These sites enrich the trail’s narrative, offering visitors diverse experiences that celebrate the state’s unique cultural heritage. Visitors can explore stories of racing, distilling, prohibition, rural life, agriculture, and recreation, making the trail a journey through North Carolina’s rich history.