Since its inception in 1981, some of the top short track racers in the country have tested themselves at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in the All American 400.  The event has seen different formats and race cars through the years, but the constant has been a marquee status among short track racing events, drawing some of […]

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The start of the 1989 ASA National Tour season mirrored how the last two years had gone with the series.  Butch Miller, the series’ champion in both 1987 and 1988, won the Sunoco 250 at Columbus Motor Speedway (OH) to kick off the 1989 campaign.   The results of the first race read like a […]

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History is a big part of racing, and the history of short track racing runs deep.  At certain points during the year, Speed51 will use our new “Throwback Thursday” segment to look back on some of the biggest stories from years past.  During each edition of Throwback Thursday, we will revisit stories previously published on […]

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The All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) has a storied history dating back to its inaugural running in 1981.  Many of the greats in short track racing history have competed in the crown jewel event.  Speed51’s resident “stat boy,” Elgin Traylor, has ranked those greats based on their performance in the All American […]

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The most prestigious Super Late Model race in America will be held Sunday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. We take a look at the race in the edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.com.   0: The number of drivers who have swept both the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 in the […]

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One of Super Late Model racing’s crown jewel events, the 47th Annual Winchester 400, will be held Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway (IN).  We get you ready for the big race in this edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.com.   0: Despite many strong funs, Johnny VanDoorn has never won the Winchester 400. This […]

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As we approach the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, it only makes sense to put together a list of the top 50 drivers who have helped shape the history of the prestigious race.  Today we take a look at #1 through #10 on the all-time list.   If you missed any of the […]

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As we continue to close in on the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we at Speed51.com continue our look at the history of the event through the years.  Our newest feature takes you through the race decade-by-decade and give you a look at each year’s race.   Today we take a look at the 1980s, a decade which […]

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Defining a perfect season can come down to a single race, a single lap and even a single turn.  That was the story of Butch Miller’s 1986 season.  Despite 19 wins that season, the one win that got away from him was the one that he thought about all winter long.  The Snowball Derby was […]

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Just like he has done his entire career, Allen Karnes had a goal and kept digging.   Late in the Rumble by the River 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL), Karnes drew closer and closer to Super Late Model ace Augie Grill. With a handful of laps left, Karnes guided his No, 47 machine under, […]

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