On this date in history we find that NASCAR Hall of Famer and Modified ace Richie Evans won three times at three different tracks in three different states.   Evans luck on May 13 started with a win at Lancaster National Speedway in his home state of New York in 1972.  He would go on […]

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History is a big part of racing, and the history of short track racing runs deep.  At certain points during the year, Speed51 will use our new "Throwback Thursday" segment to look back on some of the biggest stories from years past.  During each edition of Throwback Thursday, we will revisit stories previously published on […]

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The ground will be shaking at New Smyrna Speedway Monday night when the Tour-type Modifieds begin five straight nights of racing during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.  We take a look at the history of the Mighty Modifieds at New Smyrna in this edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   1: […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: 51’s X-Factor is a feature on Speed51.com that features opinions from columnists on racing’s hottest topics. Brandon Paul, the author of this editorial, is the Editor for Speed51.com. The views which are expressed in the following column are his own and not necessarily the views of Speed51.com and/or its partners.)   A race […]

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It’s nine nights of racing that have created heroes and champions.  It has helped turned young up-and-coming drivers into NASCAR stars.  It has helped transform drivers from contenders into winners and winners into champions.  The late Richie Evans said, "If you can win at New Smyrna Speedway, you can win anywhere."  He was one of […]

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The burnout has become a controversial subject in racing recently. What used to be a means of celebrating is now considered a way to cheat the rules. It is believed that drivers are blowing out their tires in the celebratory manner to harm whatever components helped them win the race so they’ll pass tech inspection. […]

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It’s nine nights of racing that have helped create heroes and champions.  It has helped turned young up and coming drivers into NASCAR stars.  It has helped transform drivers from contenders into winners and winners into champions.  The late Richie Evans said if you can win at New Smyrna Speedway you can win anywhere.  He was […]

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The 51st Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing will be held over the next two weeks at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Our resident "Stat Boy" Elgin Traylor takes a look at this year's version of the historic event "by the numbers."   Super Late Models 4: Dick Trickle won […]

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This week kicks off the 51st running of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.  We decided to take a look at 10 of the best moments in the history of the event.   Oh, to Be 13:  Speed51.com witnessed two upstart 13 year olds win Pro Late Model races during the […]

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