On this date back in 2011, Johnny Clark started from the pole at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) for the PASS North season opener.  Clark joked with Speed51 before the race, saying he was unsure of what to do because he hadn’t started on the pole in quite sometime.   PASS has a rule where […]

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Since winning his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2014, Doug Coby has consistently changed the opinions of many who many who are involved with and follow the sport with each new title. After a difficult 2018 season, the debate intensified in some circles about the Milford, Connecticut driver being called a ‘living Modified […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: 51’s X-Factor is a feature on Speed51.com that features opinions from columnists on racing’s hottest topics. Brandon Paul, the author of this editorial, is the Editor for Speed51.com. The views which are expressed in the following column are his own and not necessarily the views of Speed51.com and/or its partners.)   A race […]

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Each era of Modified racing has had its legends. The 70s and 80s belonged to Jerry Cook and Richie Evans.  The 90s and 2000s belonged to Mike Stefanik and Tony Hirschman. And now the current era belongs to Doug Coby.   Coby continued to build on his Modified legacy on Sunday afternoon by winning his […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the first time since 2009, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to Concord Speedway for the Southern Sizzler 150 this Saturday in Concord, North Carolina.   Burt Myers enters the race on a hot streak after winning the season-opening Davis Roofing 150 last weekend to lead the standings, […]

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This Saturday some of college football’s greatest rivalries will hit the field for the highly anticipated “rivalry week.” Arch rivals, many of which are in-state rivals, will go head-to-head for a year’s worth of bragging rights.  Michigan vs. Ohio State, Auburn vs. Alabama, USC vs UCLA, Florida vs. Florida State and the list goes on. […]

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship contender Woody Pitkat will sport a different car number and colors this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the marks will be plenty familiar to longtime modified fans.   Piktat’s regular No. 88 black and blue Chevrolet has transformed into a red and white No. 38 as a tribute […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group — the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history — consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR announced that Harold Brasington won […]

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WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway welcomes a NASCAR legend on Friday, August 22, as six-time national Modified champion Jerry Cook makes a special meet-and-greet appearance.  The Rome, NY native will take part in an autograph session during intermission at the final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series regular weekly event of the summer, presented by […]

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