The Daytona 500 is the biggest event in stock car racing, on its brightest stage at one of its fastest tracks.  At the end of Sunday’s 61st running of The Great American Race, the lights shined brightly on Denny Hamlin as the winner - along with his rookie crew chief who is a short track […]

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“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.    When the past winners take the […]

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Pete Hamilton, the winner of the 1974 Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL), passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday.   Hamilton, a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, may have been best known for becoming the first driver from New England to win the Daytona 500. He won the 1970 version of the race […]

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Many people view the short track racing world as the place where the future stars of racing cut their teeth on the race track.  It’s where drivers learn how to race before making the jump to the top of the world of big time auto racing.   But Riverhead Raceway, a quarter-mile bullring located on Long […]

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For many years, the best in short track racing have chosen 51 Sports for their website design and public relations needs on their road to the highest levels of racing.  That was proven once again on Sunday afternoon as former 51 Sports client, Joey Logano, added "Daytona 500 champion" to his resume with his win […]

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