One of the most anticipated motorsports events of the year will also be one of the landmark moments for Speed51.com, the “100% Short Track Racing” news source.

For the first time, Speed51.com powered by JEGS will expand its trend-setting Trackside Now live web updates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the dirt of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio this Wednesday at the second-annual Mudsummer Classic.

The Trucks got it done on the Eldora dirt in 2013.  (Getty Images for NASCAR)

The Trucks got it done on the Eldora dirt in 2013. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

51 will provide in-depth and behind-the-scenes text and photo updates through it’s Trackside Now through practice, qualifying heats and the Trucks’ 150-lap main event on the Eldora dirt. Speed51.com‘s Trackside Now live updates will serve as a preview and an enhancement to the live FOX Sports 1 television broadcast of the qualifying and feature action.

“I cannot wait to get to Eldora; it’s one of my favorite races of the year,” said Bob Dillner, founder of Speed51.com and NASCAR TV commentator for FOX Sports.  “We have an action-packed day on FOX Sports 1, but while fans enjoy that, they can also have their televisions on our coverage, they can also enhance it by checking out Speed51.com with plenty of pictures, quotes and behind-the-scenes information.”

Speed51.com began it’s popular Trackside Now live updates at short track events in 2007. Since then, 51 has become the go-to source for live coverage of the most prestigious short track events across North America, including the Snowball Derby, World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, Winchester 400, Milk Bowl, Montana 200. 51 is also the exclusive live content partner of NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live.

At Eldora, 51 will not only expand its live coverage to the Eldora clay, but also will be the site’s first live coverage of a NASCAR National Series event.

Speed51.com is and always will be a short track news source, but the Trucks on the Eldora dirt is about as cool of a short track race as we could ever be lucky enough to cover,” said Matt Kentfield, Speed51.com Executive Director. “A lot of people went into giving us this exciting opportunity to be a part of the Mudsummer Classic and I know we can’t wait to bring the action to the fans who can’t make it to Eldora on Wednesday.”

The tailgaters will have plenty to look forward to from Eldora Speedway, whether in person, on TV (FOX Sports 1) or on Speed51.com.  First practice kicks off at 10am, followed by final practice at 11:30.  Qualifying begins at 5pm with heat races rolling off a 7pm.  Finally, the 150-lap main event for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is slated to begin at 9pm.

Austin Dillon will be looking to defend his win in last year’s inaugural running of the Trucks at the famed dirt track.

A limited number of tickets remain for the second running of the Mudsummer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Visit www.eldoraspeedway.com for more information.

By Matt Kentfield/Bob Dillner – Speed51.com

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