6:10
Good night from Memphis (Speed51.com Photo)
6:10
That’s going to do it for tonight from Memphis, we’re about to go discover some of Memphis’ best BBQ joints with the rest of our Friday night. We hope you have a great Friday as well and we hope to see you at the track with us tomorrow or, if you can’t make it out, then here with us on Trackside Now.
6:08
MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. They are proud to present today’sSpeed51.com Trackside Now coverage of practice for Saturday’s Memphis 250 event at Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, TN. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Visitwww.mcgunegillengines.com today.
6:07
Tomorrow’s Schedule (all times Central)

9:00 Trackside Now begins
10:00 Pro Late Model Practice

 11:00 Super Late Model Practice
 12:00 RWRE Shootout 50 Lap Race
 12:30 Pro Late Model Qualifying
 1:00 Super Late Model Qualifying
 1:45 Pre-Race Ceremonies
 2:00 Racing Starts
6:07
Eddie Hoffman, like most Super drivers, ran a few laps in practice before driving straight to the hauler (Speed51.com Photo)
6:06
The 2013 Speed51.com Late Model Most Popular Driver presented by ARbodies voting is underway. You can vote for your favorite driver once a day – any additional votes will not be counted. The overall Most Popular driver will receive a free white “A” package ABC or Late Model Stock Car body from ARbodies.com. Vote today by visiting http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/MPD/MPD_voting.html
6:05
ARCA/CRA Super Series – Final Practice

1 81 Terry Fisher, Jr. 22.116
2 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.190
3 29 Anderson Bowen 22.312
4 39 Andrew Morrissey 22.337
5 64 Griffin McGrath 22.338
6 2W Donnie Wilson 22.338
7 29K Ross Kenseth 22.341
8 11 Willie Allen 22.480
9 08 Jake Griffin 22.523
6:05
Stephen Wallace debriefs on his cars’ handling after the final practice of the day (Speed51.com Photo)
6:03
Hunter Baize (Speed51.com Photo)
6:01
The final checkered has waved for the day, practice is over.
6:00
Pit road is busy in the waning moments of daylight (Speed51.com Photo)
5:59
The 2013 season for the Florida United Promoter Series will come to a close on Saturday, November 23 at Auburndale Speedway in Auburndale, FL. Daniel Webster, Jessie Dutilly, Billy Bigley Jr and more will challenge the ¼-mile oval in the Regal Kia Chevy 125. For more information, please visit www.floridaunitedpromoterseries.com.
5:57
Deuser’s time was the fastest lap for the Pro Lates all day today.
5:57
CRA/JEGS Final Practice Times

1 14 Cory Deuser 22.719
2 15J Colt James 22.742
3 26 Willie Allen 22.755
4 66 Stephen Wallace 22.881
5 43 Justin South 22.883
6 11 Mark Gibson 22.996
7 29 Anderson Bowen 23.069
8 99 J.J. Haley 23.073
9 20 Cole Rouse 23.074
10 8 Eddie Hoffman 23.126
11 15 Trey Craig 23.160
12 13 Hunter Baize 23.226
13 33 Wes Griffith 23.299
14 56 Jerry Andrews 25.354
5:47
JEGS cars are done for the day and now ARCA/CRA cars get their final crack at it
5:41
An engine change is forthcoming for Bobby Pierce (Speed51.com Photo)
5:40
Nathan Haseleu will forego the final practice for Supers (Speed51.com Photo)
5:33
ARCA/CRA Super Series – Practice #3

1 87 Nathan Haseleu 22.039
2 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.155
3 29K Ross Kenseth 22.182
4 81 Terry Fisher, Jr. 22.193
5 64 Griffin McGrath 22.224
6 25 Derrick Griffin 22.264
7 2W Donnie Wilson 22.272
8 20 Brian Campbell 22.305
9 29 Anderson Bowen 22.327
10 11 Willie Allen 22.382
11 08 Jake Griffin 22.412
12 39 Andrew Morrissey 22.419
13 52 Ricky Baker 22.689
14 18 Robert Maynor 22.692
15 49 Tommy Joe Martins 22.724
5:32
ARCA/CRA cars have come off the track and we are now on to the final CRA/JEGS practice of the day.
5:31
Ross Kenseth has been teamed up with the Adrian Carriers team for the homestretch of the 2013 season (Speed51.com Photo)
5:29
Jake Griffin (Speed51.com Photo)
5:27
A fifteen minute session for both divisions is upcoming and that will do it for today. There will also be some practice tomorrow.
5:26
Comment From Diane 

How much practice time is left?

5:26
Tomorrow’s race will be the first time the Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS will have competed here at Memphis. Weather is looking fantastic for tomorrow with a high right at 67 degrees and a light wind. If you have the chance to come out, we strongly encourage you to make your way down and help breathe new life into this racy short track.
5:21
The biggest open Modified event in the country, the John Blewett III North-South Shootout, is back and bigger than ever for its 11th annual running.  On November 8th and 9th, the “Men who live by the grace of God and 600 horsepower” will thunder around North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway in this traditional Modified battle pitting the stars of the Northern Modifieds versus their counterparts in the South.  Tickets are affordable for the whole family and it’s a show that shouldn’t be missed by fans who enjoy wheel-to-wheel excitement.  For more details on the 11th annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout, visit www.carawayspeedway.com
5:20
Willie Allen has placed his Pro on top of the speed charts in two out of three practices (Speed51.com Photo)
5:16
Anderson Bowen has been car hopping all day (Speed51.com Photo)
5:12
Bobby Pierce at speed (Speed51.com Photo)
5:12
Comment From Bob 

How about a pic of the Smooth Operator Bobby Pierce

5:08
CRA/JEGS All Star Tour Practice #3

1 26 Willie Allen 22.808
2 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.861
3 43 Justin South 22.985
4 15J Colt James 22.988
5 14 Cory Deuser 23.021
6 66 Stephen Wallace 23.100
7 20 Cole Rouse 23.110
8 15 Trey Craig 23.132
9 13 Hunter Baize 23.197
10 29 Anderson Bowen 23.197
11 11 Mark Gibson 23.216
12 47 Dakota Stroup 23.234
13 33 Wes Griffith 23.264
14 99 J.J. Haley 23.301
15 08 Bobby Pierce 23.476
16 27 Joe Ross 23.902
17 56 Jerry Andrews 25.109
5:04
Another round of ARCA/CRA practice has begun.
5:01
Colt James unbuckles the helmet (Speed51.com Photo)
5:01
Another practice is in the books for the CRA/JEGS machines as they will have just fifteen minutes left to practice today before the track closes.
4:49
Brian Campbell laid down the fastest lap in the previous ARCA/CRA session (Speed51.com Photo)
4:49
Car is here, driver is not yet. Looks like they may only practice tomorrow.
4:49
Comment From Lumpy 

Where is Brennon Willard. They said they where coming down to Memphis.

4:47
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4:46
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2

1 20 Brian Campbell 22.040
2 29K Ross Kenseth 22.068
3 25 Derrick Griffin 22.208
4 29 Anderson Bowen 22.221
5 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.235
6 64 Griffin McGrath 22.267
7 87 Nathan Haseleu 22.314
8 81 Terry Fisher, Jr. 22.455
9 39 Andrew Morrissey 22.468
10 2W Donnie Wilson 22.480
11 11 Willie Allen 22.515
12 08 Jake Griffin 22.683
13 49 Tommy Joe Martins 22.712
14 52 Ricky Baker 22.741
15 18 Robert Maynor 22.772
4:44
That includes the #23 of Eddie Van Meter, whom we have not seen on the property today.
4:44
17 are on the final entry list, but only 15 have practiced thus far.
4:43
Comment From Toys 

how many super lates are there?

4:40
Ever speedy Eddie Hoffman (Speed51.com Photo)
4:35
The JEGS machines are back on track.
4:32
Here’s Donnie! (Speed51.com Photo)
4:32
Comment From DownSouthRacing 

How about a pic of the sweet looking Donnie Wilson machine??

4:31
Anderson Bowen’s Super Late Model (Speed51.com Photo)
4:31
Comment From #47s #1fan 

Loving the newest #47 Dakota Stroups brand new car!

4:31
Another ARCA/CRA practice is in the books. Both divisions have 45 minutes of practice left – one thirty minute session and one fifteen minute session.
4:14
Jake Griffin focusing in on more speed (Speed51.com Photo)
4:13
It is the biggest Super Late Model event in the country, the 46th Annual Snowball Derby presented by JEGS at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Last year, Erik Jones made a bold outside pass on Kyle Busch to win his first Derby. It will be a who’s who of Late Model stars from all across North America. Make your plans now to be a part of this incredible event. For more information, visit www.snowballderby.com.
4:12
Tennessean Jerry Andrews (Speed51.com Photo)
4:10
Justin South topped that last practice (Speed51.com Photo)
4:06
CRA/JEGS Pratice #2  Times

1 43 Justin South 22.724
2 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.799
3 15J Colt James 22.811
4 26 Willie Allen 22.820
5 66 Stephen Wallace 22.990
6 14 Cory Deuser 23.007
7 15 Trey Craig 23.063
8 08 Bobby Pierce 23.069
9 47 Dakota Stroup 23.158
10 29 Anderson Bowen 23.201
11 20 Cole Rouse 23.260
12 99 J.J. Haley 23.313
13 33 Wes Griffith 23.331
14 13 Hunter Baize 23.496
15 11 Mark Gibson 24.083
16 27 Joe Ross 24.091
17 56 Jerry Andrews 25.865
4:06
Supers are back on track
4:04
Terry Fisher, Jr. shaking down shocks (Speed51.com Photo)
4:02
MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. They are proud to present today’sSpeed51.com Trackside Now coverage of practice for Saturday’s Memphis 250 event at Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, TN. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Visitwww.mcgunegillengines.com today.
4:02
Another round of CRA/JEGS practice has concluded and we will be into Round #2 for the ARCA/CRA teams shortly.
4:01
Work still underway to get the track ready for tomorrow. Everyone at the speedway is putting in 110% (Speed51.com Photo)
3:56
Anderson Bowen hopped out of his black Pro Late, looked at the track for five seconds, then promptly climbed aboard the white Super Late (Speed51.com Photo)
3:44
Corey Deuser ready to go again (Speed51.com Photo)
3:43
Comment From Lenny 

Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

3:38
Trey Craig heading back out (Speed51.com Photo)
3:38
Second practice for the CRA/JEGS All-Star Tour has begun.
3:37
First Practice Times – ARCA/CRA Super Series

1 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.245
2 25 Derrick Griffin 22.347
3 64 Griffin McGrath 22.373
4 20 Brian Campbell 22.414
5 11 Willie Allen 22.420
6 2W Donnie Wilson 22.471
7 29K Ross Kenseth 22.471
8 87 Nathan Haseleu 22.525
9 81 Terry Fisher, Jr. 22.623
10 39 Andrew Morrissey 22.673
11 29 Anderson Bowen 22.711
12 08 Jake Griffin 22.982
13 52 Ricky Baker 23.133
14 49 Tommy Joe Martins 25.616
3:35
Nathan Haseleu (Speed51.com Photo)
3:34
The 2013 season for the X-1R CARS Pro Cup Series will come to a conclusion on Saturday, November 2 at Southern National Motorsports Park with the running of The Finale 200. Clay Rogers will be looking to wrap up his fifth championship. Rogers made big strides at their last event as he held off rookie sensation Brady Boswell for the win. More information can be found at www.carsprocup.com.
3:32
Griffin McGrath (Speed51.com Photo)
3:31
The first practice for the ARCA/CRA machines is in the books. Another round of CRA/JEGS practice up next.
3:30
Colt James looking to make a shock change (Speed51.com Photo)
3:25
Joe Ross’ team is replacing the right front fender on their #27 (Speed51.com Photo)
3:24
Ross Kenseth roars down the long Memphis frontstretch for the first time in nearly four years (Speed51.com Photo)
3:15
In addition, Tommy Joe Martins has switched numbers to #49
3:15
Willie Allen has pulled out a super late for tomorrow’s race (Speed51.com Photo)
3:06
Nathan Haseleu, Donnie Wilson, Robert Maynor, and Terry Fisher, Jr. are the first drivers we see heading on out.
3:06
ARCA/CRA Super Series machines are ready for their first practice.
3:06
First Practice – CRA/JEGS All-Star Tour

1 26 Willie Allen 22.805
2 8 Eddie Hoffman 22.978
3 15 Trey Craig 23.215
4 08 Bobby Pierce 23.231
5 47 Dakota Stroup 23.238
6 33 Wes Griffith 23.259
7 14 Cory Deuser 23.278
8 43 Justin South 23.300
9 15J Colt James 23.419
10 20 Cole Rouse 23.448
11 66 Stephen Wallace 23.479
12 29 Anderson Bowen 23.489
13 13 Hunter Baize 23.692
14 99 J.J. Haley 23.720
15 11 Mark Gibson 23.819
16 27 Joe Ross 24.268
17 56 Jerry Andrews 25.961
3:05
Trey Craig pulling in after a practice run (Speed51.com Photo)
3:01
First practice for the CRA/JEGS All-Star Tour has concluded. We will post times as soon as they are available.
3:00
Joe Ross (Speed51.com Photo)
2:59
Stephen Wallace is here to help out his dad’s track this weekend, running the CRA/JEGS All-Star Tour feature (Speed51.com Photo)
2:57
The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race co-sanctioned by Champion Racing Association. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com‬‬ for more.
2:56
Brennan Willard’s team taking their time as there will be plenty of practices after this one (Speed51.com Photo)
2:50
Dakota Stroupe in the #47 is a late entrant and making laps now. Eddie Hoffman and Stephen Wallace are also on the track for the first time.
2:45
Mark Gibson rolls under the spectator bridge on the backstretch (Speed51.com Photo)
2:38
Cole Rouse is doing his best Matt Kenseth impersonation here today (Speed51.com Photo)
2:37
CRA/JEGS machines are now on track with Anderson Bowen, Joe Ross, Bobby Pierce, and Trey Craig the first drivers to venture out.
2:30
Drivers are strapping into their cars now and we should be ready to get rolling here in Memphis in just a few minutes.
2:23
Nathan Haseleu returns to ARCA/CRA action after winning the prestigious Oktoberfest feature earlier this month (Speed51.com Photo)
2:11
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2:11
Comment From #47s #1fan 

We are on the road again. Racing ..love it.

2:09
Corey Deuser’s team getting ready just two weeks after their breakthrough triumph at Winchester (Speed51.com Photo)
1:57
Practice for the CRA cars begin at 2:30 PM. Each division will rotate practice until 5:30 when there will be a final 15 minute practice for each division. There will be no mixed ARCA/CRA and CRA/JEGS practices.
1:51
Tomorrow’s races will be 125 laps for both divisions. They will count cautions for the first 100 laps. There will be a break at lap 75 to add fuel and make adjustments. This is a four-tire race, so there will be no tire changes.
1:45
“This is by far the fastest racetrack CRA has ever been to. So use your head today” urges CRA’s Glenn Luckett to the assembled drivers and teams
1:38
Transponders for today being handed out to drivers at roll call (Speed51.com Photo)
1:33
Racing’s Back! In Memphis (Speed51.com Photo)
1:28
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1:27
The last race Memphis International Raceway contested was in fact a Late Model race (under the old Varney Late Model banner), held here in November 2009. Tommy Joe Martins, Ross Kenseth, Eddie Hoffman, Willie Allen, and Brian Campbell were all drivers competing here this weekend that were also here for that final event.
1:23
There will be a drivers’ meeting in a few minutes to set the tone for today’s activities.
1:18
Three teams attempting the CRA “double duty” this weekend (Speed51.com Photo)
1:13
Griffin McGrath (64) and Ross Kenseth (29) are on the grounds today (Speed51.com Photo)
1:13
JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour – Entry List (as of 10/22)

8 Eddie Hoffman
08 Bobby Pierce
11 Mark Gibson
13 Hunter Baize
14 Corey Deuser
15 Trey Craig
15J Colt James
26 Willie Allen
27 Joe Ross
29 Anderson Bowen
42 Cole Rouse
43 Justin South
56 Jerry Andrews
66 Stephen Wallace
99 J.J. Haley
1:11
ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS – Entry List (as of 10/23)

2 Donnie Wilson
3 Brennon Willard
8 Eddie Hoffman
08 Jake Griffin
17 Scott Neal
18 Robert Maynor
20 Brian Campbell
23 Eddie Van Meter
25 Derrick Griffin
26 Willie Allen
29 Anderson Bowen
29K Ross Kenseth
39 Andrew Morrissey
49 Tommy Joe Martins
52 Ricky Baker
64 Griffin McGrath
81 Terry Fisher Jr.
87 Nathan Haseleu
1:11
We’re going to try to confirm who is here and who is not today, but we will go ahead and publish here the last entry lists we were given.
1:10
Robert Maynor (18), Derrick Griffin (25) and Andrew Morrissey (39) all begin to unpack their haulers (Speed51.com Photo)
1:07
MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. They are proud to present today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage of practice for Saturday’s Memphis 250 event at Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, TN. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years. Visitwww.mcgunegillengines.com today.
1:04
Practice will start in an hour for ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour, and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience teams, with rotating practice continuing up until 6 PM local time. There are no races scheduled for today, just opportunities for team’s to dial their car in at a track that has weathered and changed significantly since it last saw action years ago.
1:02
Good morning and welcome to Speed51.com’s coverage of Friday Practice for the CRA Racing’s Back! Memphis 250. It is a gorgeous, crisp day here in Millington, TN and not a cloud is in sight over the three-quarters mile Memphis International Raceway.
1:02
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Trackside Now – “Racing’s Back! Memphis 250” – Memphis Int’l Raceway (TN) – Practice Day – 10/25/13