On an evening that saw drama, tempers and carnage, Gary Ledbetter, Jr. scored his fifth win in Dillon Motor Speedway's New Year's Bash.   The highlight of the night came after just one lap, when multiple cars were involved in an incident on the front stretch triggered when Wayne Locklair and Ricky Locklair, Sr. spun […]

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The New Year’s Bash is arguably the biggest race of the year for Street Stock competitors on the east coast, giving them an opportunity to defend their turf against invaders from other areas of the country. One of those invaders will once again make the trip from Kentucky to Dillon Motor Speedway this weekend, having […]

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Former All American 400 winner Chuck Barnes, Jr. continued his dominance of the Street Stock division Saturday at the Short Track U.S. Nationals, winning for the third consecutive year at Bristol Motor Speedway .   Barnes, Jr. set a new Street Stock track record in qualifying, but started tenth after an invert of the top […]

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  During the two previous editions of the Short Track U.S. Nationals, the Street Stock division has put on one of the best shows of the weekend, bar none.  Tempers have flared, bump-and-run moves have been used and side-by-side racing has been on full display.  This weekend, over 60 Street Stock racers are ready to […]

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Chuck Barnes Jr. had a year to remember in 2004.  The Louisville, KY native won the ARCA/CRA Super Series championship, then followed it up with the biggest Super Late Model win of his career in the All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  Fifteen years later, he is set to make his Super Late Model return […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With a big money Super Late Model race being held at Anderson Speedway Monday night, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we asked members of our […]

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Six drivers were able to hold their victory swords high in Bristol Motor Speedway victory lane this past weekend, but there were even more who came up short of accomplishing their goal.  Today, we open up the refrigerator to take a look at some of the "leftover" stories from the 2018 Short Track U.S. Nationals. […]

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Chuck Barnes, Jr. became the first and only two-time Short Track U.S. Nationals winner Sunday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Barnes parked his No. 44 Street Stock in victory lane after winning the CRA Street Stock feature for the second year in a row in Thunder Valley.   The Louisville, Kentucky native set fast time […]

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