10 Things to Know About the Redbud 400

Super Late Model competitors have one of the true marathon races of the season Tuesday night, as the ARCA/CRA Super Series hosts the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway.  To prepare for Tuesday’s race, here are 10 things to know about the Redbud 400.

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1 – The long distance Super Late Model show has seen such winners as Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Dick Trickle, Butch Miller, Mike Eddy, Junior Hanley and Erik Jones. The race was first run in 1973 with Denny Nyari taking the win.


2 – Casey Johnson still has something to prove in the Redbud 400 after he led 168 laps from the pole in 2020. He hopes his return to the Anderson high banks will result in a big win.


3 – Despite no wins at the Redbud 400, Stephen Nasse is a serious contender because of his ability to run laps at Anderson.  Nasse has been on the lead lap three times in the last four runnings of the race. Nasse was third in 2017.  


4 – Leading laps is important because it can ensure you are up front with a chance to win the race, but Steve Dorer led only the final lap in 2011 to claim his Redbud victory.  It’s all about timing and sometimes a little luck.  


5 – Hunter Jack leads the ARCA/CRA Super Series points coming into Anderson, with a 382 to 368 margin over Scotty Tomasik.  It’s not going to be an easy road for whoever could be the champion.  There will be over 1300 more laps this season over six events before we can crown the 2021 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion.


6 – The 400-lap Super Late Model event will pay $15,000 to the winner. 


7 – Keep an eye on Steve Dorer this weekend at the Redbud 400.  He won back in 2011 and was second in 2017 and fourth in 2018.  Dorer actually has nine top five runs in 12 starts at Anderson. 


8 – After leading 232 laps in 2020, Carson Hocevar looks to win a second-straight Redbud 400.  Hocevar took the lead shortly after halfway and went on to claim the win over Josh Brock.


9 – You can watch all the action live on Speed51.tv – The race is free to monthly and yearly subscribers.  


10 – The history of the Redbud 400 shows us it has been run under several distances and names over the years. It’s been a 250, 300 and 400 lap race.  The name of the race has been Redbud and just the Anderson 400 in some of the ASA Touring Series days.


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know About the Redbud 400