Chicken Bone Alley is located at traditional tracks in the lower sections of the grandstand seating. They are cement rows that go about 3 to 6 rows up.
In the ole days, Bubbas would bring in their coolers filled with beer & a bucket of Chicken. When they would finish with a beer or piece of chicken they would toss it down the steps so they would land on the cement walkway that is level with the track. Some times if they didn't like what a driver did; they would throw the chicken bones at his car as it went by.
The most famous Chicken Bone Alley is at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They have these signs stenciled everywhere in the older grandstands. On the walls, on the cement floor but not in the suites! If you attend a race there, look at the walkway at the bottom of the front stretch. In large letters it reads:
No throwing. You will be removed.
They have these signs stenciled everywhere in the older grandstands.
Yup, Humpy installed the "Chicken Bone Police" at the speedway. The year they made it "illegal" to throw the bones, there was even an article in the Charlotte Observer about this custom. At least we still get to keep the name "Chicken Bone Alley" to refer to the seating on bottom rows.