Gus Dean took to the track last in General Tire Pole Qualifying, but he will start the ModSpace 150 from the pole as he turned the fastest lap of the afternoon around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. Dean’s lap of 52.850 seconds/179.293 miles per hour was good enough to lock down his first General Tire Pole […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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The 2018 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes ballot was completed by 61 short track insiders, including media members, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members, short track racing veterans and more.  The voters could select as few as 10 and as […]

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Mooresville, N.C. – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Christian Eckes, the most recent winner in the ARCA Racing Series, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut June 16 at Iowa Speedway in Newton as part of a four-race schedule driving a fourth entry for the organization.   Mobil 1™ – […]

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Christian Eckes Age: 18 Current Level: ARCA Racing Series Hometown: Middletown, NY Last Year’s Draft: 3rd Highest Pick: 3rd Anticipated 2018 Pick: 11-20   The Skinny: The 2016 Snowball Derby winner had some tough luck in 2017, failing to find victory lane throughout the year. Eckes snapped his winless streak last weekend in the ARCA Racing Series at Salem […]

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Unlike last weekend, this weekend featured beautiful weather across much of the country, which allowed for race tracks throughout the country to break the ice and get back to racing.   To get you caught up on the biggest stories that took place, Speed51.com presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the […]

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Another driver added his name to the list of first-time winner in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards on Sunday.  This time, it was Christian Eckes’ turn as he held off Chandler Smith over the final 20 laps to pick up his first career ARCA victory in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem […]

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Each year as the NFL Draft approaches, aspiring professional football players see their draft stock rise, fall or hold steady.  Similarly, short track racers see their stock rise and fall ahead of the Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes.   Our short track racing experts have taken a look at some of the drivers in […]

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Since the creation of the 51’s presented by JEGS on Speed51.com, two of the most popular categories have been “Best Photo” and “Best Finish.”  While the award for “Best Photo” has been around since the first edition of the 51’s in 2004, the “Best Finish” category was introduced in 2015 and has quickly become one […]

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It’s that time of year when short track racers sit in their race shops thinking about what they can do to be better and faster during the upcoming racing season. We decided to interrupt their precious time in the shop to see what they resolve to do on and off the race track during the […]

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