The 2018 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes ballot was completed by 61 short track insiders, including media members, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members, short track racing veterans and more.  The voters could select as few as 10 and as […]

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  Eight years is a long time. But Philip Morris’ Motor Mile Speedway success is timeless. The year was 2009. A six-win season at Motor Mile Speedway spawned Morris’ seventh O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Model track championship and his third NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series national crown. It was the exclamation point to a decade-long dynasty […]

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A tight points battle for a track championship, an invader chasing a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship and a $10,000 prize combined for a perfect storm and one of the best fields imaginable in Late Model Stock Car racing Saturday night at Dominion Raceway .   At the end of the night, it was […]

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With nearly 30 Late Model victories to his name, Matt Bowling has established himself as one of the toughest Late Model Stock Car drivers in recent year. With that said, it only makes sense that one of the toughest drivers will be making his way to one of the toughest tracks, Bristol Motor Speedway , […]

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The 2017 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes ballot was completed by 65 short track insiders, including media members, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members and more. The voters could select as few as 10 and as many as […]

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It’s hard to believe that 2017 is only 12 days old and yet Speed51.com has already taken heat for a glaring omission.  Yet, that is the case, and we can’t say we didn’t deserve the heat that we took.  When the calendar flipped to the new year we put out a story naming the top […]

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Champions from all over America and Canada descended upon Charlotte, North Carolina for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banquet.  State, Provincial and track champions, as well as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion were honored throughout the event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.   Matt Bowling was the star of the night […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Bowling grew up watching drivers like Peyton Sellers, Philip Morris and Lee Pulliam gain national prominence with their Late Model Stock Car success. Then the Ridgeway, Virginia, driver gained knowledge racing against those greats.   This season, Bowling joined their legendary ranks.   The 22-year-old took the stage in the […]

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The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 was a long day full of ups and downs for many teams and drivers.  While Mike Looney was celebrating his win, others were left to wonder what could have been.   Since it’s been close to 24 hours since the Last Chance Race ended, we decided to take a look […]

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All of the big names in Late Model Stock Car racing turn out to Martinsville Speedway every year for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.  But even with all of those big names like Lee Pulliam, Matt Bowling, Tommy Lemons, and Peyton Sellers here, an underdog of sorts claimed the pole for Sunday’s 200-lap race. […]

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