Since opening in 1990, “The Magic Mile” at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has garnered a reputation as being a difficult track to master.  The Wisconsin/California combination of 17-year-old Derek Kraus and long-time owner Bill McAnally Racing squashed that perception Friday evening.   Kraus laid down solid laps over the two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East […]

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Two 16-year-old NASCAR Next drivers from Bill McAnally Racing claimed the top two spots in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action at Douglas County Speedway on Saturday night, with Derek Kraus holding off Hailie Deegan in a two-lap dash to the finish to win the Clint Newell Toyota 150 presented by NAPA […]

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Nine up-and-coming drivers have been named to the 2018 NASCAR Next class. This year’s group includes five new drivers revealed Tuesday, joining four returning members from the previous year.   Since the inaugural class was unveiled in 2011, 38 of the 51 drivers who have participated in the program have gone on to compete at […]

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At a track such as Tucson Speedway, a competitor has the ability to fly in under the radar and surprise many of the fans in attendance.  Kody Vanderwal accomplished just that winning not one, but both of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Twin 100-lap features on Saturday night.   “I was pretty confident coming […]

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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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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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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 first JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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Fans packed the seats at Kern County Raceway (CA) Thursday night to witness a 22-car field in the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opener. In the end, it was Derek Kraus taking home the checkered flag but his battles with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and teammate Cole Rouse gave the […]

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Being a rookie driver is a tough job. You don't have any experience in this division, the veteran drivers don't know you and as a result, they don't trust you yet either. You're trying to show what you can do without ruffling any feathers. You have to get the job done, but you're still learning. […]

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