The inaugural Mobile 300 takes place this Sunday at Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway, so we decided to have a little bit of fun with numbers to get ready for the big race.
2: Casey Roderick recently told Speed51.com that he’s looking for two wins at Mobile this weekend.
14: There have been 14 Southern Super Series races at Mobile and nine different drivers have visited victory lane.
Bubba Pollard 4
Daniel Hemric 2
Donnie Wilson 2
Jeff Choquette 1
Garrett Jones 1
Harrison Burton 1
Casey Smith 1
Augie Grill 1
Kyle Grissom 1
26: The number 26 is often thought of because of the Bubba Pollard machine, but more recently the 26 of Chandler Smith finished second at the Winchester 400. Look for Smith to be a factor at Mobile.
73: Casey Roderick has a 73-point lead so he will clinch the championship and become the sixth different champion in six seasons.
Past Southern Super Series Champions
2013 Daniel Hemric
2014 Bubba Pollard
2015 Casey Smith
2016 Donnie Wilson
2017 Stephen Nasse
99: Pro Late Models will battle for 99 laps on Friday.
200: There have been countless 200-lap events at Mobile as the old All Pro Series would make several stops at the Irvington, Alabama track. Scott Carlson won the World Classic in 2001 and 2002 for the final 200-lap Super Late Model events.
300: According to our records there has only been one 300-lap race at Mobile and that was in the 1970s when David Pearson went to victory lane in the World 300.
1965: Mobile International Speedway opened in 1965.
1975: Was the year the last time a 300-lap race was run at Mobile.
2011: Bubba Pollard won eight races at Mobile including all five Miller Lite Super Late Model events.
History Lesson: Mobile held the season finale in 2014 and the championship battle came right down to the wire. Daniel Hemric won a three-wide finish battle over Augie Grill and Jeff Choquette. Bubba Pollard finished fourth to win the title by seven points. Hemric had won the title in 2013 by a point and after two seasons they were separated by six markers.