Mark Mason will be the first to tell you that he is a construction worker by day and a racer on the weekend. On Saturday, June 21st, the weekend warrior went from celebrating his second feature win in a row for the Late Model division at Angola Motor Speedway in Fremont, Indiana to shedding tears […]

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Rain showers have washed out Friday night's Kid's Night at Toledo Speedway, sponsored by the New Glass Bowl Lanes. A steady rain began falling shortly after Noon and with the forecast for more showers for the late afternoon and early evening, the decision was made to cancel the race card. After over 2 hours of […]

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Team Stange Racing, LLC announced today the launch of “THE RACE TO THE CUP”. The Race to the Cup is a premiere Driver Development Program developed around “Stock Car” racing for the Serious race car driver that is passionate about a career in motorsports particularly stock car racing with ambitions of racing in the NASCAR […]

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(LEHIGHTON, PA) Rick Eckert didn’t wait long after securing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory last Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin following it up by leading flag-to-flag and capturing the victory on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway. “Anytime I get to race is fun, and I love racing tracks that I’ve never […]

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Each Friday here on #TheNew51,  we will provide links to the 10 most-viewed Speed51.com stories of the past week.  It's a second-chance to check out some of the most popular topics in all of short track racing.   The Show Must Go On to Honor Fallen Racer at New Smyrna http://speed51.com/jarrells-donatti-tribute-victory-begins-healing-at-new-smyrna/   Matt Kenseth's Return […]

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NASCAR star Ricky Stenhouse Jr., of Olive Branch, Miss., will return to his home region June 29 to compete in the “Memphis 100” USAC Silver Crown Championship race at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tenn. He hasn’t competed in the Silver Crown cars since 2008 when he took fourth in the “Ted Horn 100” for […]

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Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that 18-year-old Erik Jones will pilot the No. 20 Toyota in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. Jones will make his debut behind the wheel of the JGR’s No. 20 Nationwide Series Camry for the first time on July 19 in Chicago before battling on the short track of Bristol Motor […]

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Less than 24 hours after the untimely passing of one of its own, the staff, racers and fans of New Smyrna Speedway in Florida waited out a three-hour rain delay to pay tribute to the fallen 19-year-old former track champion Zack Donatti.  The commitment by all involved, made for a night that is sure to […]

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A dark age has been approaching when it comes to asphalt Late Model competition in Pennsylvania and the states bordering it.  Tracks in Eastern Ohio as well as Lake Erie Speedway in Pennsylvania disbanded the division following the 2012 season, and Late Model racing has become almost non-existent in recent years throughout upstate New York. […]

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Matt Kenseth took advantage of a restart with nine laps to go and held off Travis Sauter to win the Colony Brands 100 on Tuesday evening in front of a large crowd of fans at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin. Kenseth started on the outside of the front row on the final restart and […]

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