Best of Bake: Time has not been kind to Rockingham Speedway

(Note: As 2015 comes to an end, we're looking back at some of the top Shake and Bake stories of the year. The following was originally published on Sept. 8.)

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series left Rockingham Speedway in 2004, the 1.017-mile track in North Carolina sat dormant for years.

The facility was revived briefly by former driver Andy Hillenburg and NASCAR returned with the Camping World Truck Series in 2012 and 2013. 'The Rock' was also used during that time by late model series and the ARCA Racing Series.

Rockingham hosted a total of 78 Sprint Cup Series races from October 1965 until February 2004, and 42 XFINITY Series races from June 1982 until February 2003. However, the track now sits unused and often unappreciated.

After Sunday's race at Darlington Raceway, a fan took a trip to Rockingham Speedway and shared a few pictures on social media. The overgrown condition of the facility caught many off guard and brought up memories for many NASCAR competitors.

For a full gallery of his images, click here.