NASCAR’s second oldest operational track may be turning back the clock 48 years.  Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC), currently a ½-mile asphalt oval, could be returning to its dirt racing roots for the first time since 1970.   Greenville-Pickens Speedway posted on its Facebook page over the weekend, asking race fans and drivers how they would feel […]

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Myrtle Beach, SC — History is in the making at Myrtle Beach Speedway during the Horry County Fair presented by Philanthropist.com. A 4th generation of Petty’s and a 2nd generation of Gibbs will race in this Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Late Model series.   Thad Moffit, (Richard Petty’s grandson) is a 4th generation Petty’s driver. […]

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NASHVILLE — Thad Moffitt, the 16-year-old grandson of NASCAR champion/legend “The King” Richard Petty, has officially filed an entry for the Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville,  this Saturday, April 8.   The event will mark Moffitt’s career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start. The 16-year-old Wheatmore High School […]

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Rockford Speedway recently held a match race at their tight, quarter-mile race track located in Loves Park, Illinois.  The best-of-three match, which consisted of three three-lap races between Super Late Model touring star Ty Majeski and local favorite “Driver X” Jon Reynolds, Jr., thrilled the crowd.   That race garnered attention throughout the country and […]

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Editor’s Note: ‘The Rapsheet’ is a new feature on Speed51.com, telling the background of certain personalities within the sport of short track racing.  This will be a recurring feature on Speed51.com, giving fans the dirt on the new, the old, and even the forgotten personalities of short track racing.)     Thad Moffitt is just […]

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For many years the Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) was the premier weekend in Late Model racing.   It lost its way for a little while when it switched to a one-day show, but the event is back as a two-day event with the Southern Super Series in 2015 and it has the potential […]

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