Each year, Speed51 hosts the Short Track Draft, evaluating the top short track racing prospects in North America and determining who is the number-one pick each spring.  More than 100 industry experts will submit their ballots in the coming days, sharing the young racers they would choose to build a race team around.   Today, we’ll look […]

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In recent years, Andy Jankowiak has established himself in the Northeast, winning seven Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series races over the past three seasons.  Now, Jankowiak is chasing a lifelong dream of competing at the World Center of Racing.   Jankowiak has acquired an ARCA Menards Series car from Ken Schrader Racing, with plans […]

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During the peak of the Busch North Series in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, some of the top drivers to ever call the Northeast home could be found with the Tour in any given race.  At a time where names like Stefanik, Christopher, and Santerre were at the top of their game in Busch […]

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During this week's edition of "Wayback Wednesday," we spoke about Butch Lindley and his success in the 1980’s.  But Butch wasn't the only Lindley who found success behind the wheel of a race car.  Today, we flashback to the Speed51 archives to a day when Bob Dillner inked a story about Butch's son, Mardy Lindley. […]

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In the early 2000s, the Busch North Series (now ARCA Menards Series East) was dominated by one driver: Andy Santerre. The Maine driver won 13 of his 23 career Busch North races in a four year stretch from 2002-2005, winning the series championship all four years. His four consecutive titles are a record for both […]

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In 2011, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East featured a stacked field with numerous future NASCAR Cup Series stars.  Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Matt DiBenedetto were both winners that year, while Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman and Corey LaJoie also competed full-time with the series and battled for victories.   Rising above them all for the […]

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In today's racing world, becoming a star takes more than just on-track performance. Just like the high component braking systems and components offered by StopTech, it takes the full package. Part of that package involves a driver's presence, creativity and ability to interact with fans on social media.   With that in mind, Speed51.com has […]

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With the coronavirus outbreak having all but completely shut down racing, drivers have been searching for different ways to connect with fans throughout the country. While many drivers have gone to sim racing, ARCA Menards Series competitor Hailie Deegan found a way to give fans autographs without meeting face to face.   It started when […]

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The Speed51 Elite Cup Series season began Wednesday night with a virtual 500-mile race at Daytona International Speedway. The 200-lap affair didn’t see too many yellows throughout the event, but they were big when they did come, with a green-white-checkered deciding the race after a wreck with less than five laps to go took out […]

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In light of the most recent recommendations by the US Center of Disease Control that no gatherings of 50 or more people take place for the next eight weeks, NASCAR announced Monday evening that it would postpone all race events through May 3. The decision also includes NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ARCA Menards Series […]

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