The Short Track Draft has become a spring tradition at Speed51, as a panel of industry experts breaks down the brightest young stars in racing and evaluates their ability to reach the upper levels of NASCAR.  For the first time in its 17-year existence, the Short Track Draft Selection Show will be streamed live on […]

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Since 2004, Speed51 has hosted the Short Track Draft.  The Short Track Draft has annually crowned the top prospects in short track racing across North America, and some of the biggest stars in NASCAR started their careers as top draft picks.   We now take a look at the history of the number-one pick in […]

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Editor’s Note: The Speed51 Short Track Draft ranks the top prospects in short track rankings in the eyes of more than 100 industry experts who take part in the voting process. The following Top 10 ranking includes the opinions of Speed51 Correspondent Koty Geyer, and in no way reflects potential voting results or the ultimate […]

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Each year, Speed51’s Short Track Draft analyzes hundreds of racing prospects to determine the most promising future stars of NASCAR.  This year’s ballot features more than 350 prospects, across all forms of short track racing in North America.   However, ranking those 350 prospects for the final draft result isn’t a simple process.  It involves […]

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Alex McCollum added to his points lead following his third win of the season in the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51.  However, the points battle is far from over entering the second half of the 10-race sim racing series.   McCollum now holds an eight-point advantage over Parker Retzlaff, who finished fifth […]

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Editor’s Note: The Speed51 Short Track Draft ranks the top prospects in short track rankings in the eyes of more than 100 industry experts who take part in the voting process. The following Top 10 ranking includes the opinions of Speed51 Correspondent Koty Geyer, and in no way reflects potential voting results or the ultimate […]

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The Speed51 Short Track Draft compares the top up-and-coming talent in all disciplines of short track racing.  Traditionally, the draft has been dominated by asphalt racers with a clearer path to NASCAR due to already having past experience on the hardtop.  However, we’ve seen an influx of top dirt talent make it to the top […]

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Like the upcoming NFL Draft, the Short Track Draft on Speed51 has eligibility requirements. Although it is possible for a short track racer to be selected on more than one occasion, there are certain requirements that they must meet to be eligible each year. If they don't meet those requirements, they are removed from the […]

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Since being picked number one in the Speed51 Short Track Draft last April, Chandler Smith has continued to back up his selection with his on track success in the ARCA Menards Series with Venturini Motorsports. After five ARCA short track wins in 2019, Smith went to Phoenix Raceway (AZ) on Friday night and continued the […]

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The return of both the Pro All Stars Series and Super Late Model racing to Lanier Raceplex in North Georgia has stoked the interest in many race teams along the East Coast. Whether it be big time winners or up and coming drivers, there are plenty from all over the map who are eager to […]

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