Mike Looney officially moved into the top spot of the latest NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship standings, holding a 10-point advantage over Midwestern drivers Nick Panitzke and Jacob Goede entering the final weekend of the season.   Looney, a veteran of Late Model Stock racing from Virginia, has amassed 578 points in the […]

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The 2019 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship draws to a dramatic close this weekend, with several drivers within striking distance of the prestigious honor.  Unofficially, Virginia’s Mike Looney took the points lead this weekend with a pair of wins at Motor Mile Speedway .  NASCAR is expected to reveal an official update Tuesday […]

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For Mike Looney, it was worth the wait.   The Catawba, Va., racer celebrated a storybook homecoming Saturday night in the Shelor Motor Mile TWIN 50s, winning Motor Mile Speedway’s first Late Model race since September 9th, 2017.   “This is a new era,” exclaimed Looney from victory lane.   Motor Mile Speedway’s racing revival […]

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It has been an eventful season of short track racing throughout North America.  With three quarters in the books, we take a look at the third quarter in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   2: It may have only been his second career PASS North victory, but Gary […]

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The biggest Late Model Stock Car race of the year will take place Saturday evening under the lights at Martinsville Speedway .  We take a look at the race in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   0: It's hard to believe but no current NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion from the […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With the biggest Late Model Stock Car race of the year being held this weekend at Martinsville Speedway , we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we asked […]

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Philip Morris received a phone call Wednesday afternoon that he's been waiting for all summer long.  When Morris answered his phone, NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell was on the other end to congratulate him on his record-tying fifth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship.   After a 23-win season competing in Late Model Stock […]

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