Be at the Madhouse on June 5 when the green flag drops for the start of the 2021 season.   At Governor Cooper’s recent press conference, he announced his intention to remove all restrictions on mass gathering capacity and social distancing starting June 1.   With that exciting development, we are pleased to announce that […]

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With a new season of short track racing upon us, let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing events on the 2021 schedule.    CARS Tour Brings the Roar to The Rock    The CARS Tour has already commenced tire testing for the return of Late Model Stock Cars to Rockingham Speedway. While […]

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After remaining dormant in 2020 due to local and state COVID-19 restrictions, Bowman Gray has released its 2021 season schedule as the historic venue hopes to get back on track in the new year.   The season will begin on April 17 with Bowman Gray’s signature kickoff event, the Hayes Jewelers 200.  The 200-lap Modified […]

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Bowman Gray Stadium announced Thursday morning that the popular North Carolina race track has canceled the 2020 racing season due to COVID-19 restrictions.   The track released the following statement on its social media pages:   “On July 14, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper extended “Phase 2” of COVID-19 restrictions for another three weeks until […]

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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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