“It’s been too long” stated Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy in response to the last time that someone from Hickory Motor Speedway has won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship. If you wind the clock back, you would need to go all the way back to the 1990 NASCAR Weekly National Championship […]

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One of the top drivers in Super Late Model racing has announced he will go after the two richest races for Late Model Stock Cars in the 2020 season.   Stephen Nasse, a former Southern Super Series champion and Winchester 400 winner, announced on Twitter he will be competing in the prestigious Martinsville 300 and […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Connor Mosack has been named to drive for JR Motorsports’ championship-winning Late Model program in 2020, the team announced today. The 21-year-old Charlotte, N.C. native will race alongside teammate and multi-time champion Josh Berry for the full season.   Mosack is already familiar with JRM, making made his first start for the […]

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Just a few days remain in 2019, and we at Speed51 are reflecting on not just the end of this season, but the end of an exciting decade of short track racing.  Our work will culminate with a top 10 list of short track drivers who have performed the best and have left the biggest […]

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PELETIER, NC – A handful of 2020 dates have been announced by Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway prior to the upcoming release of the season schedule in mid-January.   After being rained out last year, the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge 4-Cylinder Nationals were rescheduled with the date set for Saturday, March 21, 2020.  The 4-Cylinder Nationals […]

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As we close the chapter on the decade that was in short track racing, Speed51 will be taking an in-depth look at the moments and storylines that defined the decade for a variety of disciplines within the short track ranks.  Today, we begin our journey with a look at what occurred within the Late Model […]

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East Carolina Motor Speedway has announced on its website it will not operate in 2020, barring a lease or sale of the Robersonville, North Carolina facility.   “The owner has announced that ECMS will not reopen for the 2020 race season unless it is leased or sold,” an announcement on the track’s website read.  “ECMS […]

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The date for the 2020 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway is now back in late September.   The biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race in the country will be held under the lights on Saturday, Sept. 26.   “We look forward to having the ValleyStar […]

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Due to persistent rainfall at Southern National Motorsports Park , the 2019 Thanksgiving Classic has been postponed to Sunday, March 1.   The race was initially scheduled to run from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1, but forecasts of rain for Sunday led track officials to condense the event into a two-day show.  The […]

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Officials at Southern National Motorsports Park have elected to condense this weekend’s Thanksgiving Classic to a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30.   With an unfavorable forecast on the horizon for Sunday, December 1, track owner Michael Diaz said it was important to make the necessary changes for the Thanksgiving weekend tradition […]

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