Today, we set our calendars back to May 1, 1971 when we saw the future of the short track world and a variety young guys who became NASCAR heroes. This particular Saturday gives us a glimpse into what chasing NASCAR points for the Late Model Sportsman crown looked like.   Going from coast to coast, […]

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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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During this week's edition of "Wayback Wednesday," we spoke about Butch Lindley and his success in the 1980’s.  But Butch wasn't the only Lindley who found success behind the wheel of a race car.  Today, we flashback to the Speed51 archives to a day when Bob Dillner inked a story about Butch's son, Mardy Lindley. […]

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On this day in 2009, Johanna Long (now Robbins) won her first Blizzard Series Super Late Model race at Five Flags Speedway (AL).  The popular Pensacola, Florida driver led 27 of the 100 laps to score the win over Bubba Pollard and Ryan Sieg.   Casey Smith led a race-high 51 laps in the event, […]

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In this edition of Flashback Friday on Speed51, we remember a person and a race track that we wish were still with us. On this date back in 2005, Charlie Bradberry started off the season with a win in his home state at Birmingham International Raceway.   The flat half-mile track in Alabama was always […]

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The year was 1983, and a young Rusty Wallace was about to have a year that would put him on the map.   On this date in 1983, Wallace won at Mobile International Speedway with the All Pro Super Series.  Wallace beat out Freddie Fryar, Tom Jones, Butch Miller and Mike Eddy.  Gary Balough led […]

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