Hickory, N.C. -- Less than two months after making his stock car racing debut, Taylor Gray broke into victory lane for the first time on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Gray, a member of the famous Gray racing family that competes in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, bested a 17-car field to […]

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Much of the talk surrounding Saturday's CARS Tour Super Late Model race at Hickory Motor Speedway has involved Brandon Setzer and Raphael Lessard.  However, neither of those drivers actually won that race.  In case you forgot, Chris Dilbeck won that CARS Tour race.   Dilbeck is a part-time racer who drives the black No. 9 […]

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Following the report of Brandon Setzer's full-season suspension from the CARS Tour on Tuesday evening, CARS Tour officials released a statement Wednesday morning to clarify and explain their judgement.   The penalties against Setzer and team owner Dennis Setzer were a result of an incident in the pit area following the CARS Tour Super Late […]

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Following an altercation in the pit area at Hickory Motor Speedway during this past Saturday's CARS Tour Super Late Model race, officials from the sanctioning body have handed down penalties to driver Brandon Setzer and car owner Dennis Setzer.   Brandon Setzer, driver of the No. 6 Super Late Model, has been fined $425 […]

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There’s a belief in short track racing that a full moon above a short track breeds craziness on the track. The moon above Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night was not a full moon. It was a waning gibbous moon, which is the phase that comes just after a full moon. Apparently nobody told the […]

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For the second time in his career, Ty Gibbs ran a lap quick enough to place him on the Hedgecock Pole Position following the late model stock car version of Fivestar Bodies Knockout Qualifying. The teenage grandson of NASCAR owner and Super Bowl winning football coach Joe Gibbs led the opening 40 laps of the […]

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Even when the tracks may not be the biggest, short track racing has a way of bringing out big tempers, big moments, and big crashes. This weekend saw a little bit of all of that, all over the country.   To get you caught up on the biggest stories that took place, Speed51.com presents you […]

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One of Hickory Motor Speedway’s signature events on its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule is the Fall Brawl every October. This year, the brawl came to Hickory a few months early.   Chris Dilbeck won an eventful CARS Response Energy Super Late Model Tour event, celebrating on the frontstretch while chaos unfolded behind him on […]

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