Prior to the 2012 Short Track Draft on Speed51.com, Bubba Pollard wondered what he needed to do to put his name at the top of the draft board.  The simple fact was that he needed to do exactly what he ended up doing during the 2011 season.   At the age of 25, Pollard won […]

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As the 2019 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes on Speed51 wraps, we take a look back at the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Short Track Draft.  Our resident "Stat Boy" Elgin Traylor takes us back in time with this Short Track Draft Throwback.   The year was 2009, and the racing landscape was […]

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Dreams have been crushed and others have been made in “The Room of Doom” following the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Throughout the 50-year history of the race, the stories from the tech shed have kept racers, officials and fans on their toes.   Today, we look at the timeline of some of the […]

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When I look back on my decade or so in the trenches and eventually at the helm of Speed51.com, there is one race event that stands above all the others – the Snowball Derby.   There is no other race that this website covers more extensively. There is no other race on asphalt that attracts […]

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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 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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  Erik Jones, the 2015 NASCAR Truck Series champion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year is the latest driver to commit to the 39th annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite, Tuesday night, July 10.    The 22-year-old rising star, from Byron, Michigan last competed at the Slinger Nationals in […]

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Salem, IN -- 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Erik Jones has filed an entry to compete in the upcoming CRA SpeedFest 2018, which will be held on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th at Crisp Motorsports Park – Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. […]

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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 current decade from 2010-2016, […]

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Earlier in the “50 For 50” series, we wrote about Chase Elliott, a second-generation NASCAR star, and a two-time winner of the Snowball Derby. In that piece, we mentioned that Elliott could be a three-time winner, if not for a small piece of illegal metal found in his car in 2013. This is the story […]

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