On this date, Southern Modified ace Paul Radford won at Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) in three different decades.  Radford picked up wins on this date in in 1966, 1977 and 1983. His career spanned over four decades and he raced against the best and won on several occasions.   Radford was a proven winner in […]

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Strange things happen in racing, and on this particular occasion they happened just one year apart.  On this date in 1955, Billy Myers won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Billy had three known wins at the track during the 1955 season.   Just one year later, Billy’s […]

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On this date back in 2011, Johnny Clark started from the pole at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) for the PASS North season opener.  Clark joked with Speed51 before the race, saying he was unsure of what to do because he hadn't started on the pole in quite sometime.   PASS has a rule where […]

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Previously, Bowman Gray Stadium had announced its season would start with the Hayes Jewelers 200 on May 9.  On Sunday, the venue announced that will not be the case, as governing bodies still maintain their restrictions on mass gatherings.   Bowman Gray Stadium has postponed its season opener, with no rescheduling date at this time […]

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Amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bowman Gray Stadium has postponed its season opener until Saturday, May 9.   The Hayes Jewelers 200 was originally scheduled for April 18.  However, Bowman Gray Stadium officials have made the decision to postponed the event, citing both NASCAR's decision to postpone events until May 3 and government executive […]

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While the Bowman Gray Stadium season is not scheduled to begin until April 18, they are already taking steps to ensure fans and competitors are informed of any potential changes in light of the coronavirus epidemic.   The following is their statement.   As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many have asked about the […]

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As a new short track racing season begins, there will be many different storylines to keep an eye on throughout the new year.  Many of those storylines involve impressive statistical achievements and records that could potentially be broken in 2020.  We get you ready for the upcoming year by giving you 10 short track records, […]

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Each year, thousands of short track racing fans make their way to Speed51 for the latest short track racing news and information.  Like every news outlet, there are stories posted on Speed51.com that are read more and receive more interaction than others.  With a new year now upon us, we take a look back at […]

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The mighty Modifieds capped off another great decade that saw a changing of the guard. The traditional names from the first part of the decade have shifted to the likes of Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and other rising stars. Coby won six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titles, while Bonsignore scored his first in 2018 and […]

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James Civali and Brandon Ward had nothing to lose at Bowman Gray Stadium during Saturday's season-ending Carolina Farms Credit 150. That fact was evident as the two Modified drivers mixed it up with the championship contenders to settle the win between the two of them. When the dust settled it was Brandon Ward winning the […]

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