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While looking at a map doing some research, I noticed an interesting road -- a little track that intersects Cowpoke Canyon near Driftwood, Texas called Buffalo Speedway.

I always felt that Buffalo Speedway in Houston was about the most unique street name I've ever come across. Now I find out it has a friend outside of Austin. Who knew?

Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&q=driftwood,+tx&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Driftwood,+Hays,+Texas&gl=us&ei=_aR-TJy9D4y2sAOxub31Cg&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA&ll=30.074813,-98.025019&spn=0.007437,0.008272&t=h&z=17

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I wonder if there are any more Buffalo Speedways around.

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What is the origin of the name? There is no speedway around, nor Buffalo. Buffalos do not move all that quickly, unless you piss them off and the chase you.

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While looking at a map doing some research, I noticed an interesting road -- a little track that intersects Cowpoke Canyon near Driftwood, Texas called Buffalo Speedway.

I always felt that Buffalo Speedway in Houston was about the most unique street name I've ever come across. Now I find out it has a friend outside of Austin. Who knew?

What is truly bizarre is that I've lived in close proximity to both.

Driftwood, TX doesn't come up very frequently, and when it does, it mostly has to do with barbecue. But that's where I grew up until the age of eight.

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What is truly bizarre is that I've lived in close proximity to both.

Driftwood, TX doesn't come up very frequently, and when it does, it mostly has to do with barbecue. But that's where I grew up until the age of eight.

I think I just found Tracy Ferguson's answer and many others. I was on google earth tonight looking at a 1944 map of Houston and came across this. Seems there used to be a huge racetrack between Stella Link and Buffalo Speedway, right where Pershing Jr. High is now.

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