Kurt Busch paved his path to the highest level of NASCAR via the NASCAR Southwest Series in 1999.  On this date in 1999, Kurt won at his home track of The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NV).  It was the shot in the arm that he need to get his season rolling in the […]

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Maine native Ralph Nason was one of the best Pro Stock drivers in the Pine Tree state, but it took a while for him to become a championship driver. On this date back in 1995, Nason kicked off what was the final year of the ACT Pro Stock Tour with a win at Lee USA […]

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History is a big part of racing, and the history of short track racing runs deep.  At certain points during the year, Speed51 will use our new "Throwback Thursday" segment to look back on some of the biggest stories from years past.  During each edition of Throwback Thursday, we will revisit stories previously published on […]

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History is a big part of racing, and the history of short track racing runs deep.  At certain points during the year, Speed51 will use our new "Throwback Thursday" segment to look back on some of the biggest stories from years past.  With the attention of the racing world on the state of Florida, this […]

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The All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) has a storied history dating back to its inaugural running in 1981.  Many of the greats in short track racing history have competed in the crown jewel event.  Speed51's resident "stat boy," Elgin Traylor, has ranked those greats based on their performance in the All American […]

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(JULY 15, 2019) WAUSAU, WI - Thursday, July 18th will be a special night at State Park Speedway as we host Fr. Dale Grubba's finial book on Dick Trickle and Tom Reffner . Drivers old and new will be on hand as well as some memorable cars to celebrate Fr. Grubba's newest book 76. "Fr. […]

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One of the most popular divisions at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing each year is the Super Late Model division.  In this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com, we take a look at the history of the division during Florida Speedweeks.   0: Travis Braden has never made a start at […]

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This weekend a rare blue moon will take place in the asphalt Late Model world with huge money on the line for Pro Late Models at Jukasa Motor Speedway.  The 200-lap event will pay $50,000 (CAD) to the winner, which translates to nearly $39,000 in U.S. dollars.   Sunday’s Canadian Short Track Nationals will be […]

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Defending Wayne Carter Classic winner Ricky Baker is returning to Grundy County Speedway (IL) this weekend to defend his title and turf.   The Illinois native won the prestigious 100-lap ARCA Midwest Tour sanctioned event last year at the 1/3-mile oval he calls home.   Baker will have a chance to become the first driver […]

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One of the most anticipated events of the short track racing season will get underway this week at New Smyrna Speedway.  The 52nd Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing begins Friday to kick off nine straight days of racing at the Florida half-mile oval.   To get you ready for the race, our […]

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