7:09
That ends our coverage today. Again there were no times today for the Super Late Models and the Pro Late Models so we’ll be anxious to see who is fast tomorrow. Our coverage starts tomorrow at 8:30am CT here from Nashville. Thanks for joining us goodnight.
7:07
7:07
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
7:01
Practice has come to an end for the day.
7:01
Comment From Steve – Indiana

Man i would love to have one of those 112 hats like Augie is wearing

7:01
John Hunter Nemechek does some cleaning to end his day. (Speed51.com photo)
6:59
TJ Reaid leaves the office for the day. (Speed51.com photo)
6:53
Augie Grill debriefs with his team. (Speed51.com photo)
6:52
Comment From Larry Barker, Battle Creek, Michigan

I might have missed it but is that Bubba Pollards car or someone else’s ?

Bubba Pollard is driving the 83 Scotty Ellis car this weekend. His normal ride is still being worked on after the Rattler 250 wreck.
6:50
Dennis Schoenfeld waits to go back out as the sun is setting. (Speed51.com photo)
6:49
Tomorrow’s race will be the Southern Super Series 125 presented by Crane Cams. We hope you can make it to the track for a great night of racing here in Nashville.
6:47
6:45
Casey Roderick on track. (Speed51.com photo)
6:35
The pits as the day winds down.(Speed51.com photo)
6:30
Comment From Lenny

Go Roderick,Pollard,Ashburn,Darnell,and Hemric

6:30
Pro Late Models are out for their final session of the day.
6:28
6:28
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes their third visit to Caraway Speedway in Sophia, SC on Saturday, April 19 with the Bunny Hop 150. It will be part of a full racing program with the ground pounders capping off the night with a 150-lap event. Click here for more information.
6:21
Comment From full time race fan mobile al

cant believe chuck tuck still races I saw him win a local late model race befor a big all pro race back around 1987 at mobile speedway mickey gibbs took the checkerd flag in the all pro race that day

6:21
Donnie Wilson and Butch Miller watch practice. (Speed51.com photo)
6:16
The Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Limited Lates and Trucks are out for another practice session.
6:14
Teams are running the F-45 this weekend at Nashville. (Speed51.com photo)
6:14
6:14
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes their third visit to Caraway Speedway in Sophia, SC on Saturday, April 19 with the Bunny Hop 150. It will be part of a full racing program with the ground pounders capping off the night with a 150-lap event. Click here for more information.
6:13
Allen Karnes has a conversation with Clay Rogers and Erik Darnell. (Speed51.com photo)
6:06
6:06
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
6:01
The Chuck Tuck Pro Late Model. (Speed51.com photo)
5:58
Practice continues for the other divisions for tomorrow. Racing will get underway at 4pm CT tomorrow afternoon. They will have racing in ten different divisions. A few will on their quarter-mile infield oval.
5:47
5:47
The Third Annual ARCA Fest at the Milwaukee Mile moves to the weekend of June 6-8 this year. See the best in the ARCA Midwest Tour, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Mid-American Series, Vintage, and Midwest Trucks compete on the historic mile oval. Tickets go on sale on March 15.Click here for more information.
5:47
We checked in with Landon Cling who said getting back in a late model was like putting the glove back on. Cling has not run since the JEGS race at Salem last June. He says the car is good on old tires and will be out on a sticker run in the next session.
5:42
There will be one more round of Southern Super Series practice scheduled for today. The track is scheduled to be open for practice until 7:30pm.
5:40
5:40
The ARCA CRA Super Series first solo points event of 2014 will take place on Saturday, April 26th at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. The high-banked quarter-mile oval will provide great side-by-side, fender rubbing action as the best in the ARCA CRA Series will battle for 150 laps. The Four-Wheel Drives and Thunder Roadsters will also be in action. Click here for more information.
5:39
Zak Hausler and Kyle Grissom on track. (Speed51.com photo)
5:38
Hunter Robbins and Daniel Hemric, who both had mechanical problems earlier, are back on track.  
5:37
Practice continues for the Southern Super Series cars. It has turned out to be a nice Friday afternoon with temps in the 60’s under mostly sunny skies.  The forecast for tomorrow is about the same with temps getting down to the mid 40’s late at night.  
5:35
Comment From Guest

i like to say hey to the 112 this is from johnny r. who won two times snowball deby in 2007-2008 pit crew.

5:29
Comment From copperhead112

hope to see Hemric get the problems worked out of the 98 car .

5:28
5:28
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5:27
The Schedule for Tomorrow here at Nashville
8:00a Registration/ Pit Gate Open
8:15a Qualifying Draw for SSS
8:30a SSS & Fairgrounds Tech Opens
9:15a Super Series Drivers Meeting
9:45a SSS Tire Selection
9:45a – 11:15a SSS & Pro-Late Model Practice
11:20a- 11:30a Dwarf Practice
11:42a – 11:52a Legends Practice
11:54a – 12:04p Pure Stock Practice
12:06p – 12:16p Super Street Practice
12:18p – 12:28p Sportsman Practice
12:30p – 12:40p OWM Practice
12:40p SSS Qualifying Tires Released to Tech Line
12:42p SSS Pre Qualifying Tech
12:42p -12:57p LLM Practice
1:00p – 1:25p FGSN Lunch Break
1:30p FGSN Drivers Meeting (1/4 Mile will draw for starting spot)
1:30p FGSN Grandstand Gates Open
2:00p SSS Qualifying begins
FGSN PLM & LLM Qualifying to follow

4:00p

2014 Season Opener Green Flag Falls
Dwarf 20 Laps
Legends 20 Laps
Front Runner 20 Laps
Pure Stock 20 Laps
Open Wheel Mod. 35 Laps
Super Street 30 Laps
Sportsman 35 Laps
SSS Driver Intro (2 change tires released)
Southern Super Series Super Late Model 125 Laps
Pro-Late Model 100 Laps
Limited Late Model 40 Laps

5:24
Comment From copperhead112

Im sure Frankie grill has some great stories of short track battles !

5:20
Southern Super Series cars are heading back out on the track for practice.
5:20
Daniel Hemric has found a driveshaft and his crew will start replacing the broken one. (Speed51.com photo)
5:18
Steve Wallace and Frankie Grill tell some stories. (Speed51.com photo)
5:14
5:14
Rounds three and four of the 2014 Dirty Dozen Series will take place on Saturday, April 12th at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. Tommy Lemons Jr. and Lee Pulliam won the first two events last month. Click here for more information.
5:11
Track promoter/operator Tony Formosa says he’s picking Anderson Bowen to win tomorrow. (Speed51.com photo)
5:05
Willie Allen is doing double duty this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
5:03
5:03
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
5:02
Donnie Wilson chats with Alex Query. (Speed51.com photo)
4:56
Comment From Mark Johnson…..Montgomery, Alabama

Just want to say Good Luck to Montgomery Speedway SLM hero Hunter Robbins on Saturday night.

4:55
4:55
The World Crown 300 is one of the prestigious Super Late Model events on the Southern Super Series schedule. Last year, Preston Peltier added his name to a winner’s list of who’s won in stock car racing. Past winners include Dick Trickle, Gary Balough, Darrell Waltrip, Rich Bickle, Ronnie Sanders, Chase Elliott and more. Make your plans now to be a part of the 31st Annual event on Saturday, August 9th. Click here for more information.
4:53
Track promoter Tony Formosa is out to help clean up the fluid from Campbell’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
4:52
We talked to Campbell and he said it wasn’t fluid, the car just got out from under him and went for a spin.
4:52
Heavy left side damage to his car. (Speed51.com photo)
4:51
Campbell comes to a stop in turns three and four. (Speed51.com photo)
4:51
Kyle Campbell made contact with the wall.
4:49
Caution on the track after one the trucks dropped fluid. One car is in the wall in three and four.
4:25
Brennon Willard said that going down to watch how the cars went into turn one was helpful as he said his lap times were faster according to his crew.
4:15
Duane King and Mark Day take a look under Day’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
4:14
Allen Karnes and Will Gallaher in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
4:12
4:12
If you are wondering who the dominating drivers were here last year then look no further then Bubba Pollard who led 105 laps here last spring and then Donnie Wilson who led 108 at the All American 400.
4:07
Comment From Steve in Crestview

Is Bubba Pollard running Pro and Super this weekend?

Just the Super Late Model
4:05
Spencer Wauters and Augie Geill in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
4:02
4:02
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
4:01
The Pro Late Models will run here tomorrow night and also a part of these dates: May 3rd, June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th and October 31st to November 1st as a part of the All American 400.
3:57
The 98 team for Daniel Hemric is looking at a possible broken drive shaft or other rear end problem. (Speed51.com photo)
3:56
Kyle Grissom stands at the top of his hauler watching practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:54
The famous grandstands will be full tomorrow night. Adult admission is only $15 for ten divisions starting at 4pm. (Speed51.com photo)
3:51
Dennis Schoenfeld is out for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:44
This is the first time that Willard has been at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville since he was 6-years-old. His family owns I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO. Willard has been hoping to come back and race at Nashville. He is finally living his dream.
3:44
We counted over 20 Pro Late Models, but several were not on the track provided roster. So we are unsure how many we will see tomorrow. It could be close to 40 if not more.
3:43
Cole Williams makes laps in his Pro Late Model. (Speed51.com photo)
3:42
Brennon Willard watched how the other drivers go into turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
3:41
2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Schedule – Up Coming Races

Saturday, April 5 – Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
Friday, April 25 – Five Flags Speedway
Saturday, April 26 – Mobile International Speedway
Saturday, May 10 – Montgomery Motor Speedway
Friday, May 23 – Five Flags Speedway
Saturday, May 24 – Mobile International Speedway
Saturday, June 28 – Montgomery Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 12 – Gresham Motorsports Park
Friday, July 25 – Five Flags Speedway
Saturday, July 26 – Mobile International Speedway
Saturday, August 9 – Gresham Motorsports Park
Saturday, September 6 – Montgomery Motor Speedway
Friday, September 19 – Five Flags Speedway
Saturday, September 20 – Mobile International Speedway
Saturday, November 1 – Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

3:39
Erik Darnell talks to a crew member about his setup. (Speed51.com photo)
3:35
Justin South makes laps here at Nashville. (Speed51.com photo)
3:34
3:34
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3:33
Super Late Models and Pro Late Models are back on track.
3:32
The rear end broke on the Hunter Robbins ride which adds to a string of bad luck that started last week at the Mobile Pro Late Model. (Speed51.com photo)
3:22
3:22
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stocks will be in action at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 26th for a 100-lap feature event. The Limiteds, Street Stocks and Renegades will also be in action. Click here for more information.
3:15
Green Oil is getting set up to sell Sunoco fuel this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
3:15
Daniel Hemric in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:08
Comment From Jake @ Franklin Tn

Nice job as usual fellas..should be a great race wknd..especially the SSS 125

3:07
There are no official times today, but team reports show that Augie Grill, TJReaid, Donnie Wilson, Daniel Hemric, Anderson Bowen and John Hunter Nemechek were under 19 seconds. Of those cars it looks as if TJ Reaid was the fastest car, but this is highly unofficial.
3:06
3:05
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
2:57
Comment From copperhead112

is that clay alexander in the 84 car ?

DJ VanderLey is the driver
2:55
Ricky Brooks always keeps a radio close by. (Speed51.com photo)
2:55
Steve Wallace on track. (Speed51.com photo)
2:50
Kyle Grissom said his car pretty despite not having fresh tires. This is his first weekend with a GARC chassis.
2:49
All divisions will have a chance to get on track today. (Speed51.com photo)
2:48
2:48
Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire will kick off its 2014 racing calendar with one of the most anticipated early-season short track events in New England, the Governor’s Cup ACT 150 American-Canadian Tour opener. The ACT main event will be chock full of touring series stars trying to grab the Governor’s Cup trophy from local standouts. Also on the card will be the NE Classic Lites and NE Legends Cars. Lee USA Speedway is located on Route 125 in Lee, NH. Click here for more ticket information and more.
2:47
Bubba Pollard’s ride for this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
2:45
The pits are busy at both ends. (Speed51.com photo)
2:43
Steve Wallace heads back to the pits after a run. (Speed51.com photo)
2:40
Landon Cling heads out.
2:40
Casey Roderick is also out.
2:40
Steve Wallace, Augie Grill, Donnie Wilson and Justin South head out with about 20 minutes remaining in their practice.
2:37
We just spoke to TW Fisher about the weeper in turn four. He said that it is not a problem and doesn’t feel it as he goes over it.
2:32
Brennon Willard made the trip from Missouri to race in the Pro Late Models this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
2:30
Practice action as Spencer Wauters leads Casey Smith. (Speed51.com photo)
2:29
2:29
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2:28
Casey Roderick gets into his ride. (Speed51.com photo)
2:25
Erik Darnell is making his first race appearance this weekend. Darnell won the Dick Trickle 99 last Fall at Oktoberfest at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
2:24
Kyle Grissom out in his new GARC ride. (Speed51.com photo)
2:22
Bubba Pollard is driving Scotty Ellis’s no. 83 this weekend as his primary car is still getting fixed from the Rattler. This is a car that Bubba built and he told us that it is just like his regular car.
2:21
2:21
Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI will open up their 2014 season on Saturday, April 26th with the third annual Icebreaker. The Outlaw Late Models will highlight the full racing program. Adult admission is only $ for ages 8 and up. Kids 7 and under are free.Click here for more information.
2:21
We will work on a Pro Late Model list later this afternoon.
2:20
Chase Elliott is racing in the Nationwide race at Texas this weekend.
2:20
Comment From Jake @ Franklin Tn

Chase Elliott is not there correct ?

2:20
Super Late Model on the Grounds

5 Spencer Wauters
5 Will Gallaher
7 Erik Darnell
7 Casey Roderick
8 John Hunter Nemechek
11 Stacey Crain
18 Hunter Robbins
26 Willie Allen
27 Joe Ross
29 Anderson Bowen
31 Kyle Grissom
41 TJ Reaid
43 Justin South
43 Dennis Schoenfeld
47 Allen Karnes
66 Steve Wallace
68 Landon Cling
83 Bubba Pollard
91 Zak Hausler
98 Daniel Hemric
99 Casey Smith
112 Augie Grill
121 Joeseph Meyer
2W Donnie Wilson
2:19
Daniel Hemric had a winning run going in the Rattler 250 but a broken oil line ended his night. He is hoping to get some valuable championship points this weekend.
2:18
Daniel Hemric getting some early practice laps. (Speed51.com photo)
2:17
Comment From DAS0915

Is Dennis Schoenfeld racing this weekend

Yes the 43 will be going out shortly.
2:15
Casey Smith gets ready to head out on the track. (Speed51.com photo)
2:14
Comment From MJ07

Is Mike Garvey racing or helping another driver this weekend?

Mike Garvey is working with Zak Hausler. Garvey will run the Gulf Coast races with SSS.
2:12
Comment From Guest

is Casey Roderick chasing points with the SSS tour?

That’s his plan. He just told us that he’s been smiling for two weeks.
2:12
Spencer Wauters and Casey Smith come down pit road to get their first practice laps.
2:11
Will Gallaher is also out.
2:09
TW Fisher is about to roll out on the track. (Speed51.com photo)
2:09
Anderson Bowen making laps in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
2:09
Mark Day, TW Fisher and Justin Ashburn are about to head out on the PLM side.
2:08
John Hunter Nemechek gets ready to go out after the team checks the brakes. (Speed51.com photo)
2:07
Anderson Bowen is out. (Speed51.com photo)
2:04
2:04
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
2:02
Anderson Bowen will be one of the first cars on the track.
2:02
The track is now open for practice.
1:53
One of the track officials is telling us that when they have a heavy rainfall they usually have weepers in turns one and two and those are the worse. They said there wasn’t much rain that came through where turns one and two isn’t an issue. They are trying to get the one in turn four which is right in the groove.
1:48
The Pro Late Models are occupying the pits around turns three and four while the Southern Super Series teams are congregated down in turns one and two.
1:46
Safety crew continues to work on the big weeper in turn four. They are still planning on getting cars on the track at the top of the hour.
1:44
1:43
The first Southern Super Series Gulf Coast weekend will take place on Friday, April 25 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida and Saturday, April 26 at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama. Here is a great opportunity to see the stars of the Southern Super Series compete at two competitive tracks within a 24-hour period, and only an hour away from each other. Click here for more information.
1:40
2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Missouri State Champion Cole Williams will race in the Pro Late Model 100 on Saturday night. (Speed51.com photo)
1:37
TJ Reaid chats with Daniel Hemric’s car owner Jake Carswell. (Speed51.com photo)
1:36
Track crew working on drying up a weeper in turn four. (Speed51.com photo)
1:28
Mike Garvey talks with Zak Hausler before practice. (Speed51.com photo)
1:27
Pro Late Models will make their first appearance of the 2014 season at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA with a 100-lap feature event. The Outlaw Late Models and Trucks will also be in action. Click here for more information.
1:27
1:25
They are still working some weepers in turn four. They are looking at getting the first cars on the track at 2pm.
1:24
Steve Wallace chats with Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill. (Speed51.com photo)
1:16
Hunter Robbins unloads a car that he finished fourth with here at the All American 400 last year. (Speed51.com photo)
1:13
Comment From 41Fan

Will they have transponders on today?

Not today, but they will tomorrow. We will work on seeing who the team say are fast.
1:08
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
1:08
1:08
Kyle Grissom is here after running fourth at the Rattler 250 two weeks back. Grissom is rolling out a brand new Grand American Race Car today that has only seen a few practice laps at Hickory.
1:05
Casey Roderick cleans the back of his car that he drove to victory at the Rattler 250. (Speed51.com photo)
1:02
We have seen a few changes since the Rattler 250 with some the teams here today. Some teams had to make repairs to make it to Nashville. The biggest surprise was to see Bubba Pollard unload a number 83 car that is normally driven by Scotty Ellis. Pollard’s car is still being worked and should be done before the end of the month.
12:57
12:51
Spencer Wauters is one of many cars on the grounds today. (Speed51.com photo)
12:43
Bubba Pollard chats with Steve Wallace before practice. (Speed51.com photo)
12:40
Practice will run from 1:30pm till about 7pm tonight.
12:40
We have over 20 Super Late Models on the grounds for practice. Today. In the north pits Pro Late Models are getting ready to hit the track as well.
12:38
12:38
Today’s Speed51.com’s coverage of practice for Saturday’s season opener at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is presented by Hamner Racing Engines. Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained primarily for short track racing. They build Super Late Model motors for many different series including the ARCA CRA Super Series using Ford and Chevy engines. Click here to visit site
12:38
Good afternoon and welcome to Fairgrounds Speedway (TN) for the second race of the Southern Super Series schedule. Today is an optional practice day for all cars here in Nashville.
12:36
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Trackside Now – Southern Super Series at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) – Practice Day – 4/4/14