South Boston, Va…..The long wait is coming to an end.   South Boston Speedway officials announced Wednesday that the track will open its 2020 season on Saturday night, June 27, with its biggest and most colorful show of the year, the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort Late Model Twin 100s.   […]

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A pair of short track legends will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021, as Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer were named to the class alongside Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on Tuesday evening.   Stefanik was a nine-time champion in NASCAR’s touring series.  Along with back-to-back Busch North […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. AND RALEIGH, N.C. (June 10, 2020) — As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance Auto Parts as the series entitlement sponsor. As part […]

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Five-time NASCAR Weekly Racing Series National Champion Philip Morris will take a break from racing in 2020, following the passing of his son, Blake, one month ago.   The news was announced by R&S Race Cars, for whom Morris planned to drive for during the 2020 season as he pursued a sixth national championship to […]

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Growing up just down the road from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, Matt Bowling was destined to race.  During his racing career, he quickly rose to prominence in Virginia’s Late Model Stock scene, culminating with the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series National Championship in 2016.   Just as quickly as Bowling reached that mountaintop, however, he […]

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During the months of February and March, we were able to get a sneak peek at what to expect from Late Model Stock racing in 2020.  Events such as Myrtle Beach Speedway’s Icebreaker 125 and the CARS Tour season opener at Southern National Motorsports Park gave us a look at what’s to come.   Although […]

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Last week we updated employees, fans and drivers that we would be suspending the beginning of our 2020 racing season for two weeks.  Since that time, we have received the following from NASCAR as the nation continues to experience the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19):   "In accordance with safety protocols ... NASCAR is mandating […]

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Drivers and reporters alike had many stories to share of the late David Rogers over the last two days since his passing Sunday morning. We here at Speed51 are honored to share many moments with the Florida racing legend over his career that spanned six decades.   Monday’s episode of “The Bullring” was dedicated to […]

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While the short track community mourned the passing of Florida legend David Rogers, many discussed his long list of on-track accomplishments.  It’s impossible to discuss those accomplishments without mentioning Rogers’ 1994 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Championship.   One member of the modern-day NASCAR Cup Series media corps covered that incredible season, and he shared his […]

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HAMPTON, Virginia – As Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway enters its 70th season of racing in 2020, it will usher in a new generation of management to launch the Hampton, Virginia track into a new era.   Vaughan Crittenden has been named the stock car racing track’s Promoter and General Manager, track owner, Bill Mullis, […]

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