Auto racing has a long, storied history at the Nashville Fairgrounds, and another chapter will be written when the ARCA Menards Series returns to Fairgrounds Raceway in the General Tire Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions coming up on Saturday, May 4.   The event, which will also include the North/South Shootout 100 […]

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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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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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There have been plenty of infamous stories from the Snowball Derby and the activities surrounding the race, both before and after. We picked 10 of them to share as the best-of-the-best infamous stories at the Snowball Derby.   Hamilton No, we are not talking about the Broadway musical.  Pete Hamilton was in the limelight twice in a […]

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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 1970s, a decade which […]

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The Snowball Derby was growing and the reach was far and wide by the 1976 season.  One year after Donnie Allison tasted victory at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida the fans of the Alabama Gang wanted a repeat, but in 1976 what they got was mess of confusion from three drivers and a big […]

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It was a cold and windy weekend at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville  this past weekend, but that didn't stop some of the best Pro Late Model drivers in the country from coming out for All-American 400 weekend.  From the drop of the first green flag in practice on Thursday until the checkered flag waved in […]

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip will give the command to fire engines as the grand marshal for the 30th annual All American 400 on November 1 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.   Waltrip, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, was a longtime competitor at the Tennessee track before becoming a NASCAR regular and won the […]

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Some measure a man’s character by his passion.   Some measure a man’s character by the selfless deeds he performs when few are staring.   In these “selfie” days that tug on pop culture, finding folks that grasp true sacrifice is a hard task.   Until you encounter Sherman Chunn. The 63 year old from […]

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