12:41
That will end our coverage from the first southern Super Series show of the season. Thanks to Green Oil Inc for being today's presenting sponsor. We'll have much more on this race next week on Speed51.com. Thanks for joining us goodnight.
12:39
12:39
Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
12:37
The Southern Super Series will be in action in just two weeks at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for the second race of the 2014. season.
12:35
Tech has cleared and the results are official.
12:13
Repairs being made to load the Kenseth machine. (Speed51.com photo)
11:59
Tech is underway. (Speed51.com photo)
11:49
The top finishers now head to the tech shed for the results to become official.
11:46
Anderson bowen (left) congratulates Casey Roderick (right) on the victory.   (Speed51.com photo)
11:45
Casey Roderick poses for his victory lane photos with the ceremonial rattlesnake as the winner of the Rattler 250.   (Speed51.com photo)
11:37
Impressive performances by the front finishers.   Roderick started 21st and won tonight's race.   Second-place Anderson Bowen came from 23rd starting spot and third-place Harrison Burton started 16th.
11:37
So proud of [email protected] and ABR starting from rear of field to 2nd place finish!!!#Rattler250
11:36
Comment From Guest

Good run for Johanna 9th!

11:36
Comment From Mike Abe

Great Job Harrison, I will take a 3rd place too, Not to bad, Wooohooooo!!!! So very happy and proud of you buddy!!

11:36
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11:36
Comment From Ashlee Roderick

Awesome job Casey!!!!! The Lord is with you always!!!! Love you brother

11:36
Comment From James Qualls

Congratulations Casey!!!

11:36
Comment From James Qualls

Great run Johanna!!! We'll take 9th.

11:35
Comment From Michael

Awesome for Roderick! Way to hang Kyle Bryant. He's come a long ways in the past couple years.

11:35
UNOFFICIAL FINISH
38th Annual Rattler 250
South Alabama Speedway

1 7 Casey Roderick 252
2 29B Anderson Bowen 252
3 12 Harrison Burton 252
4 31 Kyle Grissom 252
5 14 Chris Davidson 252
6 29N Stephen Nasse 252
7 79 Kyle Bryant 252
8 43 Justin South 252
9 10 Johanna Long 252
10 99 Casey Smith 252
11 18 Hunter Robbins 251
12 x2 Dennix Reno, Jr. 248
13 35 BJ Holley 228
14 98 Daniel Hemric 206
15 112 Augie Grill 139
16 47 Allen Karnes 137
17 41 TJ Reaid 133
18 1 Keith Cahela 133
19 77 Ross Kenseth 119
20 26 Bubba Pollard 119
21 8 John Hunter Nemechek 118
22 42 Chad Finley 118
23 91 Zak Hausler 11
24 30 Bobby Knox, Jr. 10


11:33
It is the first Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco checkered flag for Casey Roderick of Lawrenceville, Georgia.
11:31
CHECKERED FLAG: Casey Roderick holds off Anderson Bowen for the Rattler 250 win.   Burton, Grissom and Davidson top five.
11:30
WHITE FLAG: Roderick leads Bowen by three car lengths.
11:30
Lap 248: Will Bowen have enough time to catch Roderick?
11:30
GREEN FLAG: Roderick holds the lead, but this time it's Bowen making a charge on the high side.   He clears Burton for second.
11:30
Quickie yellow.   The restart will come on lap 247, but the last five laps must be consecutive, meaning we should see a checkered at lap 252.
11:29
Under yellow, Smith and Nasse are playing brake-check games and the two have made contact with one another on the back stretch.
11:28
YELLOW FLAG Lap 243:   Smith goes around off turn four.
11:27
Lap 242: After his spin, Robbins has not picked up any spots and still rides 11th.
11:26
Lap 240, 10 to go: Burton has second, but he's got Grissom and Bowen challenging
11:26
Comment From Guest

Great job as always Speed 51!!!!!

11:26
Lap 239: Roderick is gone up front by about five car lengths.
11:26
Comment From Ashlee Roderick

This is your time Casey!!!! You have waited so long for this and have been patient!!! Go get em Caseman!!!

11:26
GREEN FLAG Lap 238: Roderick clears Burton by turn one.   Side by side for third with Grissom inside Bowen.
11:26
Comment From Guest

Shout out to Speed51. thank you for all your hard work

11:26
Comment From Guest

Charge #99 Casey Smith

11:25
That's the lead lap cars
11:25
Restart order

1 Casey Roderick
2 Harrison Burton
3 Kyle Grissom
4 Anderson Bowen
5 Casey Smith
6 Stephen Nasse
7 Chris Davidson
8 Kyle Bryant
9 Johanna Long
10 Justin South
11 Hunter Robbins
11:25
One lap to green this time by.   Restart will come on lap 238, meaning 12 laps remain to settle the Rattler 250.
11:25
Comment From Michael

Bet Query made sure Burton has some left, should be a good race to the finish with the top 3!

11:25
Robbins' crew confirmed that they did get out of shape and spun.
11:24
Robbins gets a push to get rollin again.   He will restart 1th as the final car on the lead lap.   Justin South gets the free pass to return to the lead lap.
11:23
Robbins stopped in turn two. (Speed51.com photo)
11:23
YELLOW FLAG Lap 233: Robbins appeared to get loose and spun as he battled with Roderick for the lead.
11:22
Lap 232: Same story as Robbins on the inside lane can't overtake the couple of feet advantage that Roderick gets on the high side.
11:22
Lap 230: Roderick and Robbins are side by side for the lead.   Roderick holds the lead by a foot at the stripe.
11:21
Lap 229: Robbins looks under Roderick in turns three and four, but can't make the move.
11:21
Lap 228; Robbins rides in Roderick's tire tracks.   Behind them, BUrton has moved to third with Grissom on his back bumper.   Bowen is back in fifth.
11:20
Lap 226: Now Roderick re-takes the lead from Robbins as the two slice and dice up front.
11:20
Lap 225: Robbins leads by inches at the stripe.
11:20
GREEN FLAG Lap 224: Robbins gets just as good of a start as Roderick up front.   They're side by side down the back stretch.
11:20
Dennis Reno, Jr. is down four laps in 12th and BJ Holley is 24 laps down.   Holley runs 14th on the score sheet as he has yet to log enough laps to pass the out-of-the-race Hemric.
11:19
Ross Kenseth, Daniel Hemric and Chad Finley talk about how bad each of their nights were. (Speed51.com photo)
11:18
Justin South is the first car one lap down in 11th.
11:18
Lead-lap cars as they run under caution:

1 Casey Roderick
2 Hunter Robbins
3 Anderson Bowen
4 Harrison Burton
5 Kyle Grissom
6 Chris Davidson
7 Casey Smith
8 Stephen Nasse
9 Kyle Bryant
10 Johanna Long
11:16
Bryant is also on pit road.
11:16
Comment From noble

Lets go go Burton

11:16
Comment From Rs

Would be so cool to see Roderick win after all the trouble they had last week

11:16
Comment From Roger

Go get em Hunter, tonight is yours

11:16
Long and South come to pit road under this yellow period.
11:15
Comment From Nasse#29

Let's go Stephen!!! Keep it up

11:15
YELLOW FLAG Lap 217: Reno slows to a stop in turn three.
11:15
Hemric just told us there were no warning signs. It just started smoking and then blew.
11:14
Comment From Thurman Jones

I don't think we've seen the last of the fireworks yet.

11:14
Lap 216: Reno slows down the back stretch just ahead of the leaders off turn two.   The leaders narrowly escape.
11:14
Comment From BH Designs

GO RODERICK GO!!!!!!!!!

11:14
Comment From Guest

come on #99 Casey to the front

11:14
Comment From Joe Bander

Man, thanks so much to Speed51.com. First time I'm following The Rattler and I think next year I gotta be there to see this.

11:14
Lap 213: Things have settled down a bit up front as Roderick leads by three car lengths.   Robbins is doing all he can to hold off Bowen for second.
11:13
Comment From Steve

anyone's race now

11:13
Lap 210:   Robbins is there on Roderick.   Roderick seems to get tight in the center of the corner, which allows Robbins to close in more each lap.
11:13
Hemric gets out as there is a fire under the hood. (Speed51.com photo)
11:12
Lap 208: Roderick, Robbins, Bowen and Burton are all separated by a car length between them up front.
11:12
Lap 206: Hemric to pit road.   Fire under the hood of the defending champion's car.   Casey Roderick inherits the lead.
11:11
Lap 203: Significant smoke coming from under the right-front of leader  Hemric's car.  
11:11
Bryant is clear of Long and runs 10th.   Justin South passed Long as well.
11:10
Lap 200, 50 to go: Hemric leads Roderick, Robbins, Bowen, Burton, Davidson, Grissom, Nasse, Smith, Bryant in the top 10.
11:10
Lap 198: Single file through the field except for a battle between Long and Bryant.   Bryant is on Long's inside lane.
11:09
Lap 196: Hemric has set sail.   He leads Roderick  by six car lengths.
11:08
Lap 194: Chris Davidson is taking a peek under the left-rear of Burton, but can't make a move just yet.
11:08
Lap 192: Give P2 to Roderick as Robbins and Bowen challenge.
11:08
GREENFLAG Lap 191: Hemric clear to the lead.   Robbins and Roderick side by side for second.
11:07
Comment From Ashlee Roderick

Lets go Casey Roderick!!!!! #7

11:07
Comment From James Qualls

Up to 9th; Go Johanna!!!!

11:07
Comment From Tommy John

Come one Harrison... make dad Jeff proud!

11:07
Doubling up for the restart, which will come with 59 laps to go.   Hemric chooses the outside lane.
11:07
11:07
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11:06
Lead-lap cars as they run under caution:

1 Daniel Hemric
2 Hunter Robbins
3 Anderson Bowen
4 Casey Roderick
5 Chris Davidson
6 Harrison Burton
7 Stephen Nasse
8 Kyle Grissom
9 Johanna Long
10 Casey Smith
11 Kyle Bryant
11:04
Comment From MADDUX

Lets go Robbins - put the pedal to the metal.

11:04
Justin South, Casey Smith, Kyle Bryant, Dennis Reno, Jr. and BJ Holley hit pit road under this caution
11:04
Anderson Bowen is up to third and the crew can only smile when we ask how hard he's going.
11:02
YELLOW FLAG Lap 185: Kyle Bryant makes contact with the lapped car of BJ Holley, sending Holley for a spin.
11:02
11:02
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11:02
Lap 181: Casey Smith runs ninth, but Grissom is on his back bumper.
11:01
Comment From Bob Dillner

Enjoying following The Rattler from the airport near California Speedway with a bunch of the NASCAR Nationwide Series teams. It's certainly been action-packed so far.

11:01
Lap 180:   Hemric leads Robbins, Bowen, Roderick, Davidson, Burton, Nasse, South, Smith and Grissom in the top 10.
11:00
Lap 176:   Hemric has started to eek out a bigger lead once again.   It's now up to about nine car lengths.
11:00
Lap 173: Third Bowen, fourth Roderick and fifth Davidson are nose-to-tail.   Harrison Burton follows in sixth and is slowly gaining on the pack ahead of him.
10:59
Lap 172: Hemric puts another lap on BJ Holley
10:58
10:58
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10:58
Lap 170: Roderick is hot on the heels of Bowen as the two again battle for fourth.   This time it's Bowen trying to hold off Roderick.
10:58
Lap 168: Robbins is reeling in Hemric a bit.   He has closed the gap to about five car lengths.
10:57
Lap 165: This time the inside-lane  move works and Bowen takes P3 from Roderick.  
10:57
Lap 164: Bowen again tries the inside lane, but Roderick slams the door off turn two.
10:56
Lap 160: Bowen has caught Roderick and is peeking on the high and low sides to take the third spot.
10:55
Lap 158: Hemric leads by seven car lengths on Robbins.   It's four car lengths back to Roderick in third.
10:55
A dejected Augie Grill watches the final 100 laps of the race. (Speed51.com photo)
10:55
Lap 156: Casey Smith is on the inside of Stephen Nasse as the two battle for the eighth spot.   Give the position to Smith off turn four.
10:54
Lap 154: Bowen charges under Davidson to take the fourth spot.  
10:54
Lap 152: Robbins makes a move on Roderick and takes second.
10:53
Lap 150, 100 laps to go - Hemric leads Roderick, Robbins, South, Davidson, Bowen, Burton, Nasse, Smith. Grissom
10:53
Lap 149: Justin South had a great restart and now has the fourth spot on the high side of Davidson.
10:52
GREEN FLAG Lap 148: Hemric clears Roderick at the stripe.   Robbins to third and Davidson fourth.
10:52
Doubling up for the restart.   Hemric chooses the outside line, putting Roderick to his inside.
10:51
10:51
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10:51
Ross Kenseth made his way down to the pits for the break and said the track was not ready for racing when they went back racing with him and Pollard up front. He said they touched off the corner and he tried to avoid the mess only to bounce off Pollard again and end both their nights. He'll be back at Toledo in two weeks.
10:51
TJ Reaid is out of the race with a fuel pump issue.
10:51
Comment From Guest

Does it appear TJ is out of the race?

10:50
Johanna Long will get the free pass and will now be back on the lead lap.   That gives us 12 cars on the lead lap.
10:49
YELLOW FLAG Lap 143: Kyle Grissom goes around in between turns one and two.
10:49
Lap 142: Hunter RObbins fills the hold opened by Roderick on Davidson and goes to third.
10:48
Lap 141: Roderick to second and looking for more.  
10:48
GREEN FLAG: Hemric clears Davidson as now her comes Roderick in a battle with Davidson for second.
10:48
Getting ready for the reastart on lap 139

1 Daniel Hemric
2 Chris Davidson
3 Hunter Robbins
4 Casey Roderick
5 Anderson Bowen
6 Justin South
7 Harrison Burton
8 Kyle Grissom
9 Kyle Bryant
10 Stephen Nasse
11 Auigie Grill
12 Casey Smith
13 Johanna Long
14 Allen Karnes
15 Dennis Reno, Jr.
16 TJ Reaid
17 Keith Cahela
18 BJ Holley
19 Ross Kenseth
20 Bubba Pollard
21 John Hunter Nemechek
22 Chad Finley
23 Zak Hausler
24 Bobby Knox, Jr.
10:47
A puddle of radiator fluid sits in Augie Grill's pit stall. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:44
Grill is out of the car and done for the night thanks to a broken radiator.
10:44
Four tires, fuel, and a chassis adjustment on Hemric's machine. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:43
The Davidson crew is up to second now. (Speed51.com photo)
10:41
Front end damage on Grill's No. 112. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:41
Stephen Nasse in the pits. (Speed51.com photo)
10:40
Teams are now working on their racecars for the final sprint to the finish.   There will be 111 laps remaining when we go back to green.
10:38
10:38
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10:37
Grill's crew reports to Speed51 that Augie was run into by the 98 (Hemric).
10:37
COMPETITION YELLOW: This caution period will count as the competition caution that was scheduled to be at or around lap 150.   Teams can put on their four new tires at this break.
10:36
Top 12 as they run under this yellow:

1 Daniel Hemric
2 Chris Davidson
3 Hunter Robbins
4 Casey Roderick
5 Anderson Bowen
6 Justin South
7 Harrison Burton
8 Kyle Grissom
9 Kyle Bryant
10 Stephen Nasse
11 Auigie Grill
12 Casey Smith
10:36
Crew members look into the fuel cell of Reaid's No. 41. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:35
Hemric has inherited the lead after the incident. Chris Davidson is now second.
10:35
Reaid is out of the race. They lost fuel pressure. Still looking to see what the deal is.
10:35
Grill drove away from the dirt off turn two, sped down the back stretch and took a swipe at Hemric with his racecar in disgust.
10:34
YELLOW FLAG Lap 136: Daniel Hemric got inside Grill and seemingly drove him up the track as they battled for the lead. Grill was forced up and off the track in turn two into the dirt
10:33
Lap 135: Hemric to the inside of Grill for the lead, but can't make it stick.
10:33
GREEN FLAG Lap 133: Grill clears Hemric this time. Side by side for third as Davidson is on the inside of Robbins.
10:32
Now Reaid's crew is going under the hood
10:32
TJ Reaid came in for fuel. However that may not be the problem. (Speed51.com photo)
10:32
Perhaps not, though, for Reaid. Even after getting fuel, Reaid went back on track, but slowed down the back stretch and coasted back onto pit road.
10:31
TJ Reaid is now on pit road under this yellow. His crew helped push the car to the pit stall and he's getting fuel. It appears that he was out with all the yellow-flag laps we've run to this point.
10:30
YELLOW FLAG Lap 133. Casey Smith goes around at the start-finish line as the green flag flew.
10:29
GREEN FLAG Lap 133: Side-by-side up front
10:29
Doubling up for the restart, which will come on lap 133.   Grill chooses the outside groove, putting Hemric on his inside.   Row two will be Grill and Davidson.   Row three Robbins and Bowen.
10:28
The field is now continuing to work in the oil-dry that was dropped on the previous yellow
10:26
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10:26
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10:24
Kyle Grissom is on pit road under this rolling red period
10:22
The field is now under a rolling red flag period, meaning the laps are not counting as they pace under caution.
10:21
Heavy damage to the left rear wheel area of Pollard's No. 26. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:20
Kenseth drove off the back of the track towards his trailer, but told the crew the track had too much oil dry on it. Kenseth related to the crew that they both lost it at the time.
10:16
10:16
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10:15
HALFWAY Under yellow at lap 125:

1 Augie Grill
2 Daniel Hemric
3 TJ Reaid
4 Chris Davidson
5 Hunter Robbins
6 Anderson Bowen
7 Casey Roderick
8 Harrison Burton
9 Justin South
10 Casey Smith
11 Stephen Nasse
12 Kyle Bryant
13 Allen Karnes
14 Kyle Grissom
15 Johanna Long
16 Dennis Reno, Jr.
17 Keith Cahela
18 Ross Kenseth
19 Bubba Pollard
20 John Hunter Nemechek
21 Chad Finley
22 BJ Holley
23 Zak Hausler
24 Bobby Knox, Jr.
10:14
Scoring will actually be reset to the last completed lap, putting Augie Grill in the lead over Hemric. Grill was ahead of Hemric the last time before the yellow.
10:13
Nemechek said he had no idea what happened.
10:13
We asked Pollard what happened and he said ask Ross. He was referring to Kenseth.
10:13
Nemechek out. (Speed51.com photo)
10:13
Heavy right side damage will end Kenseth's night. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:12
The winner in that fracas is Daniel Hemric, who now inherits the lead. Augie Grill will be second.
10:12
Pollard wrecked. (Speed51.com photo)
10:11
The entire right-side body panels on Kenseth's car are torn off. Kenseth has gone to pit road. Pollard is out of his car and awaiting a tow. Nemechek's car has significant front-end damage from piling into the mess.
10:10
YELLOW FLAG Lap 119: Ross Kenseth cut down in front of Pollard as they battled for the lead going into turn three and the two spun, collecting Nemechek.
10:09
GREEN FLAG: Pollard and the rest of the field kick up the oil-dry that was covering the track as the green flag flies.
10:09
One lap to green this time by
10:08
Casey Smith's crew tells us the brakes were getting too hot and losing pressure. The issue had been affecting Smith's No. 99 for numerous laps prior to the caution. The crew addressed the problem and hope it's now fixed for the rest of tonight's race.
10:07
The RED FLAG has given way to the YELLOW FLAG. These caution laps are not going to count because they followed the red.
10:03
The cars that pitted under the red flag period will all have to start at the rear of the field in the order that they currently sit at pit exit.
10:03
Still under red flag conditions, but not for much longer. The track cleanup is just about complete.
10:00
10:00
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10:00
Crew members attend to a brake rotor issue on Casey Smith's No. 99. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:59
Chad Finley stops on pit road and his crew takes a look over his No. 42. (Speed51.com)
9:57
Report from the officials is that Finley's car blew an oil line, causing the oil on the track and several cars to have an incident off turn four moments ago.
9:57
The hood is up on Casey Smith's car. Nasse's crew is checking on things at the right-rear tire.
9:56
Track workers are working in oil-dry all the way around the race track.
9:56
Stephen Nasse and Allen Karnes are also headed towards pit road under this red flag period.
9:55
Several cars are pitting under this red flag period. Officials are allowing the cars to come to pit road if they so choose, but they will have to restart at the rear of the field. Johanna Long and Casey Smith, who had been sixth at the time of the yellow and red flag period, head to pit road.
9:53
RED FLAG conditions are on the track as officials inspect turn four for possible fluids.
9:52
Finley is out of his car on pit road as track workers work to extinguish the flames from under the hood.
9:52
Reports from officials is that the issue from Finley's car could have dropped fluid that caused the melees in turn four and on the front stretch.
9:51
In the aftermath, Johanna Long went around in turn four. Other cars wen slip-sliding through the scene. Chad Finley's car has a fire under the hood.
9:51
YELLOW FLAG Lap 116: John Hunter Nemechek goes around off turn four. TJ Reaid was right on his back bumper at the time of the spin, though it could not be determined if there was contact.
9:50
Lap 115: Bryant continues his slide backwards as now Harrison Burton is trying to make a move by him for 13th.
9:49
9:49
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9:49
Lap 111: Hemric powers under Nemechek and gets the fifth spot.   Now Raid is looking to do the same.
9:48
Lap 110: The leaders put another lap on BJ Holley.
9:48
We are nearing the lap 150 competition caution where teams can put on their four new tires.
9:48
Lap 107: Bowen gets under Bryant and takes away the 12th spot off turn four.
9:47
Lap 105: Single file through the field.   The best battle of them all is from Kyle Bryant in 12th back to Stephen Nasse in 16th.   That pack of cars are all nose-to-tail.
9:46
Lap 100: Kenseth gets into the back bumper of Grill, moving Grill up the track in turn two.   Give the second spot to Kenseth as he now sets his sights on the leader Pollard.   Grill is back to third.
9:46
Lap 98: Kenseth has reeled in Grill for P2.
9:45
22 of 24 cars are still running.
9:44
Lap 93: Hemric is turning up the wick a bit as he now runs seventh and is chasing down Smith for sixth.
9:43
Lap 90: Davidson and Reaid battle for the eighth spot.   They're side by side for a full lap-plus.
9:42
Lap 86: Kenseth jumps to the inside of Finley and takes away the third spot.
9:42
The 31 team of Grissom is chasing a mystery. A problem with handling is slowing the car, but they can't pinpoint it as it keeps changing.
9:42
GREEN FLAG Lap 85: Pollard gets away this time and clears Grill at the start-finish line.
9:41
Doubling up for the restart.   Pollard again chooses the outside lane.
9:40
As they run, under yellow on lap 83:

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Augie Grill
3 Ross Kenseth
4 Chad Finley
5 Casey Smith
6 John Hunter Nemechek
7 TJ Reaid
8 Daniel Hemric
9 Chris Davidson
10 Casey Roderick
11 Hunter Robbins
12 Anderson BOwen
13 Johanna Long
14 Stephen Nasse
15 Kyle Bryant
16 Harrison Burton
17 Allen Karnes
18 Kyle Grissom
19 Justin South
20 Dennis Reno, Jr.
21 Keith Cahela
22 BJ Holley
23 Zak Hausler
24 Bobby Knox, Jr.
9:39
Kyle Grissom pits out of the top 10. (Speed51.com photo)
9:39
Cars pitting this lap include Kyle Grissom, Justin South and BJ Holley.
9:37
Ross Kenseth is up on the wheel as Kelly Bires calls out the lap times. (Speed51.com photo)
9:36
YELLOW FLAG Lap 78: Dennis Reno, Jr. goes around in turn two.
9:36
Lap 75/250: Pollard leads Grill, Kenseth, Finley, Smith, Nemechek, Reaid, Hemric, Davidson and Roderick in the top 10
9:35
Lap 71: Nemechek is doing all he can from the sixth position to keep Reaid and Hemric behind him.
9:35
Lap 70: Tight pack of cars is formed from ninth-place Chris Davidson back to Casey Roderick in 10th, Hunter Robbins in 11th, Kyle Grissom in 12th, Johanna Long in 13th, Anderson Bowen in 14th and Stephen Nasse in 15th.
9:34
Lap 67: The entire field is single file, but up front Grill is filling up the rear-view mirror of the leader Pollard.
9:33
Lap 63: TJ Reaid tried the outside lane on Nemechek. Hemric then tried to fill the hole created by Reaid moving up high. When Reaid's move on Nemechek didn't work, he slammed the door as he came back down, almost driving across Hemric's nose. Hemric appeared to back out of the throttle a bit to allow Reaid in line.
9:32
Lap 61: Hunter Robbins makes a power move on the inside of Kyle Grissom to take the 11th position.
9:31
Lap 59: Finally Pollard clears Grill. The top two have a four car length gap on the third-place Chad Finley, who has Kenseth on his tail.
9:31
Lap 58: Pollard still leads by inches over Grill, who has not given up the fight on the inside groove.
9:31
GREEN FLAG Lap 56: Pollard again chooses the outside lane, but Grill gives him all he can handle for a full lap after the green flag flies. They're still double-wide.
9:29
Adjustments under the hood of Dennis Reno Jr.'s car under caution. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:29
9:29
Anderson Speedway will host the Redbud 300 with a new date in 2014. This year’s Super Late Model ARCA/CRA Super Series event will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the famed quarter-mile high-banked oval in Anderson, Indiana. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn picked up a big win in a star-studded field. Click here for more information.
9:29
Running order lap 54 under yellow:

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Augie Grill
3 Casey Smith
4 Chad Finley
5 Ross Kenseth
6 John Hunter Nemechek
7 TJ Reaid
8 Daniel Hemric
9 Hunter Robbins
10 Chris Davidson
11 Kyle Grissom
12 Casey Roderick
13 Anderson Bowen
14 Johanna Long
15 Stephen Nasse
16 Kyle Bryant
17 Harrison Burton
18 Allen Karnes
19 Justin South
20 Dennis Reno, Jr.
21 BJ Holley
22 Keith Cahela
23 Zak Hausler
24 Bobby Knox, Jr.
9:27
Under this yellow, Justin South, Allen Karnes, Dennis Reno, Keith Cahela hit pit road.
9:26
YELLOW FLAG Lap 50: Spin in turn two for the lap-down car of BJ Holley
9:25
As that was going on with the leaders, Kenseth finally got by Nemechek and now runs fifth.   Nemechek is back to sixth with Reaid, Hemric, Robbins and Davidson in the top 10.
9:24
Lap 45: BJ Holley gave the leader Bubba Pollard a hard time as Pollard tried to put him a lap down.   That allowed Grill to close even more on Pollard.
9:24
Lap 43: Ross Kenseth gives a little bumper tap to Nemechek as Kenseth tries to take the fifth spot away.   After a few nudges, Kenseth tried the high side to no avail.
9:23
Lap 40: Pollard leads still, but Grill is hot on his heels.   Grill now runs in Pollard's tire tracks as they have both pulled away from third-place Smith.
9:22
9:22
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make their second straight appearance to 5 Flags Speedway on Friday, June 13th. Last year, Ben Kennedy won the inaugural event at the home of the Snowball Derby over Gray Gaulding. Click here for more information.
9:22
After starting at the tail end of the field, Anderson BOwen has picked up nine spots and runs 14th.
9:21
Lap 35: Pollard shows the way by four car lengths on Grill.   It's about the same gap back to Smith in third.
9:21
The Augie Grill crew was laughing during the caution as the driver didn't think he was running that hard. The 112 looks to be hooked up tonight in second.
9:21
Lap 32: Grill goes to the high side of Smith off turn two.   Give P2 to Grill.
9:20
Zak Hausler said something locked up in the rear end. (Speed51.com photo)
9:20
Lap 30: Pollard leads Smith, Grill, Finley, Nemechek, Kenseth.  
9:20
Lap 29: Single file in the top 11.   Stephen Nasse takes 12th away after a one-lap side-by-side battle with Kyle Bryant.
9:19
Lap 26: Nemechek has fifth, but Kenseth is poking his nose underneath the No. 8 for the spot.  
9:19
Lap 24: Finley, Smith and Grill could fit under a blanket in a heated battle for second as Pollard leads by four car lengths.
9:18
Lap 22: Side by side for second as Finley is charging the high side and has the spot at the stripe.   Smith back to third and Grill fourth.
9:17
GREEN FLAG Lap 20: Pollard scoots away from Smith at the drop of the green, leaving Smith to deal with Finley for second.
9:17
Doubling up for the restart.   Pollard has chosen the outside lane, as he can do as the leader.
9:15
9:15
The second race on the 2014 schedule for the Southern Super Series will be at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Saturday, April 5. Bubba Pollard will be looking to defend his 2013 win.Click here for more information.
9:15
Knox's car is being towed off the racing surface, as is Hausler's.   It appears both of their nights are complete early in this 250-lapper.
9:14
Keith Cahela came to pit road under this caution period for a chassis adjustment.
9:13
As they run under caution on lap 15

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Casey Smith
3 Augie Grill
4 Chad Finley
5 Ross Kenseth
6 Hunter Robbins
7 TJ Reaid
8 John Hunter Nemechek
9 Daniel Hemric
10 Kyle Bryant
11 Kyle Grissom
12 Stephen Nasse
13 Chris Davidson
14 Johanna Long
15 Casey Roderick
16 Harrison Burton
17 Justin South
18 Anderson Bowen
19 Dennis Reno, Jr.
20 Allen Karnes
21 BJ Holley
22 Keith Cahela
23 Zak Hausler
24 Bobby Knox, Jr.
9:12
Just before the yellow came out, Bubba Pollard had taken the lead from Smith. Pollard now is the leader with Smith, Grill, Finley and Kenseth in the top five.
9:10
YELLOW FLAG Lap 11: Zak Hausler and Bobby Knox, Jr. tangle off turn two. Hausler is spun the wrong direction while there's significant right-front damage to Knox's car.
9:09
9:09
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.
9:09
Lap 9: Grill moves to third underneath Finley. Behind them Robbins, Kenseth and Reaid are nose-to-tail.
9:09
Lap 7: Pollard is on the back bumper of Smith for the top spot. They have a five car length advantage on Finley in third. Finley and Grill are nose to tail.
9:08
Lap 4: Mixup on the back half of the top 10 as Kenseth, Reaid and Hemric get squirrelly, but everyone continues on without incident.
9:08
Casey Smith has now led this race in six different years.
9:08
Lap 2: Smith is clear in the lead as Robbins and Pollard try to split Finley in a three-wide battle for second. Things settle out as Robbins thinks better of it, allowing Pollard to get by Finley for second
9:07
Lap 1: Smith holds a slight advantage at the line, but Finley isn't giving up on the top side.
9:07
GREEN FLAG: The Rattler 250 is underway. Smith and Finley drag race through the first set of turns.
9:07
A reminder of tonight's race procedures. It is an eight-tire race, meaning the four tires that are on the car to start and four tires in the pit stall, which can be changed at the competition caution at or around lap 150. Caution laps will count.
9:06
One lap to green
9:03
Pace laps are underway as the drivers wave to the packed house here at SAS
9:01
John Hunter Nemecheck hopped on board his No 8 moments ago. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:01
9:01
Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
9:01
The command has been given and the field has come to life here at South Alabama Speedway. A week delayed by Mother Nature, it's time to kick off the 2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season.
8:58
Drivers are strapping into their cars for tonight's Rattler 250.
8:56
Bubba Pollard gets ready to go. (Speed51.com photo)
8:54
Stephen Nasse gets ready to go. (Speed51.com photo)
8:53
Starting Lineup
38th Annual Hardee's Rattler 250

1 99 Casey Smith
2 42 Chad Finley
3 26 Bubba Pollard
4 18 Hunter Robbins
5 77 Ross Kenseth
6 31 Kyle Grissom
7 98 Daniel Hemric
8 112 Augie Grill
9 91 Zak Hausler
10 8 John Hunter Nemechek
11 41 TJ Reaid
12 79 Kyle Bryant
13 29 Stephen Nasse
14 30 Bobby Knox, Jr.
15 14 Chris Davidson
16 12 Harrison Burton
17 10 Johanna Long
18 47 Allen Karnes
19 x2 Dennis Reno, Jr.
20 1 Keith Cahela
21 7 Casey Roderick
22 43 Justin South
23 29 Anderson Bowen
24 35 BJ Holley


8:52
Not being at the #Rattler250 is killing me! It's a good thing @speed51dotcom does such a good job! #SASismyfavoritetrack #readytoraceagain
8:51
Driver introductions are now underway. The green flag is just moments away.
8:46
The starting grid for tonight's Rattler 250. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:44
#Rattler250 is about to go green. Follow @speed51dotcom for updates! The next@SoSuperSeries race will happen right here on April 5th.
8:44
TJ Reaid takes a picture with a young fan during tonight's autograph session. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:44
Comment From Ricky Jester

Let's go Casey Smith #99

8:40
8:40
The Pro Late Models will have their own Gulf Coast Weekend on March 28-29. On Friday, March 28, Five Flags Speedway will host the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model 100. Then its a quick drive over to Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, March 29 for the 95 KSJ 95. Click here for more information.
8:32
Comment From Brian Hemric

Go Hemric,u got this....thanks speed 51 staff for the coverage...

8:31
The green flag will wave as soon as the autograph session is complete here at South Alabama
8:31
The on-track autograph session has begun.
8:27
Comment From Guest

98 Hemric will bring the rattlesnake trophy back to N.C,too hot,one of the most talented wheelmen in the country & always really good on old tires.....

8:26
Comment From Dawn

Good Luck Chad Finley & Crew!

8:26
Comment From LGL

Go get 'em Nasse!!

8:26
Comment From Guest

Go 99

8:26
Comment From ella

Good Luck to the 29 Adrian Carriers and Liz Girl Logistics Chevy

8:20
8:15
The field grids up. (Speed51.com photo)
8:10
Comment From Steve

Rattler 250 time. Thanks for covering Speed51. Good luck to Augie, Bubba, Johanna, Hemric, and Kenseth.

8:10
Comment From Forrest MMS Fire & Rescue

Way to go Johnny!! 2 for 2 at Opp!

8:09
Crews prep the pit area and cars will roll out for the autograph session soon.
8:04
Pit crews get ready for the Rattler 250. (Speed51.com photo)
8:03
Johnny Otto wins the Street Stock event. (Speed51.com photo)
8:01
Comment From TMC DAWG

Lets go Augie, Start the season off right!!!!!!!

8:00
Johnny Otto wins the Street Stock race.
7:58
#Rattler250 under the lights! It doesn't get much better than this.
7:58
We also have a crew at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Greenville:http://www.speed51.com/2014_Stories/KNEast/Trackside_Now_Greenville_3_22.html
7:55
The KOMA Modifieds are at Hickory today: Follow our coverage from there -http://www.speed51.com/2014_Stories/Mods_other/Trackside_Now_KOMA_Hickory_3_22.html
7:53
7:53
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7:53
Kyle Benjamin did not return and ran the Mobile ARCA race today.
7:53
Comment From Guest

Is Kyle Benjamin not racing?

7:44
Street Stocks are still on track for their feature.
7:43
Comment From Cole Boudreau motorsports

Watch out for the 98 car he is so hot right now he can burn you

7:42
We did see Korey Ruble here watching and his name came up in the drivers meeting as the only driver to run the whole Rattler 250 on one set of tires.
7:41
Comment From AGR66

Wish Ruble was running

7:40
Comment From WV Fans of #7

GO CASEMAN #7 TO THE WINNERS CIRCLE BABY!!!!!!

7:40
Comment From Evie

Go Daniel!!!!

7:39
Comment From Guest

Let's go TJ Reaid!

7:38
7:38
Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
7:37
Comment From Greg

GO 31!!! Want to see Kyle Grissom with the win

7:36
Comment From Paul

Go Alan Karnes!!!

7:35
Comment From The Chicago Crew

Let's Go Bubba Pollard!!!

7:34
Comment From Guest

GO Casey#7!!!!!!!!!

7:34
Comment From Donald

Go Justin South!!

7:32
7:32
The 2014 season will kick off for both the ARCA CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour as they will get together on Saturday, April 12 for the 7-Up 150 Border Wars at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, OH. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn held off Chris Wimmer and Skylar Holzhausen for the win.Click here for more information.
7:31
What does everyone think about the #rattler250 trophy? pic.twitter.com/4mVSIHfT2p
7:31
Comment From Lenny

Go Pollard,Hemric,Nasse,and Roderick

7:31
Augie Grill comes into the Rattler tonight having led 520 laps in past Rattler 250's. He hopes to add to that tonight despite having no laps of practice today.
7:29
Comment From Mike

Come on Casey Roderick! #GO7CRM

7:28
7:28
It's the same great event but with a new date in 2014. The Battle at Berlin 251 will take place on July 18-19 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. See the best Super Late Model drivers battle it out on the tricky famous oval. Click here for more information.
7:28
Street Stocks are now on the track.
7:28
Fans get a bite to eat before the big show tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
7:24
Jonathan Johnson with the win. (Speed51.com photo)
7:23
Jonathan Johnson wins the Coyote race.
7:18
A big crowd has gathered to see tonight's race.
7:17
7:17
Anderson Speedway will host the Redbud 300 with a new date in 2014. This year’s Super Late Model ARCA/CRA Super Series event will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the famed quarter-mile high-banked oval in Anderson, Indiana. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn picked up a big win in a star-studded field. Click here for more information.
7:17
The Reno team was under the good before the sun went down. (Speed51.com photo)
7:15
South Alabama Pro Late Model Events
May 17th
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 13th
October 18th
View the full schedule on www.Southalabamaspeedway.com
7:15
Comment From Mike Abe

Good Luck Harrison Burton #12

7:15
Fro Daniel Hemric this is his first Rattler 250. The Defending series champion comes into this race hot after winning two PASS South shows in two different rides.
7:14
Comment From Jake

Good luck sweeping tonight Bubba...

7:13
7:13
The second race on the 2014 schedule for the Southern Super Series will be at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Saturday, April 5. Bubba Pollard will be looking to defend his 2013 win.Click here for more information.
7:12
This will be the 11th consecutive year Bubba Pollard has run the Rattler 250. The 2012 winner has the longest streak going and has an Average finish of 4.8 since 2009.
7:12
Raw Rookies: Today Harrison Burton, Justin South, Dennis Reno Jr. and BJ Holley push the number of drivers who have run in the Southern Super Series up over 100.
7:10
Tonight will be the third Rattler 250 fro Stephen Nasse. He's been second and fifth here in the past.
7:09
The sun goes down here at South Alabama. (Speed51.com photo)
7:06
7:06
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.
7:06
Coyote cars are out for their feature.
7:04
Casey Smith will be on the pole tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
7:02
The 38th Annual Rattler 250 is the season opener for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco.

2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Schedule

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

www.southernsuperseries.com

7:01
7:01
The 2014 season at Kalamazoo Speedway kicks off on Saturday, April 19 with the Intimidator 75 featuring the Outlaw Late Models. You will want to be a part of this exciting event.Click here for more information.
6:59
Local features are about start.
6:58
Anderson Bowen looks over his ride after just arriving here at South Alabama. (Speed51.com photo)
6:50
6:50
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6:50
6:50
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6:49
Past Rattler Winners

2013 Kyle Benjamin
2012 Bubba Pollard
2011 Grant Enfinger
2010 Jeff Fultz
2009 Augie Grill
2008 Grant Enfinger
2007 Augie Grill
2006 Ryan Crane
2005 Jason Hogan
2004 Wayne Willard
2003 Wayne Willard
2002 Charlie Bradberry
2001 Ronnie Sanders
2000 Donald Long
1999 Ronnie Sanders
1998 Dan Beddingfield
1997 No Race
1996 Johnny Brazier
1995 Wayne Neidecken Jr.
1994 Nix Bruce
1993 Snow
1992 No Info
1991 Rain
1990 Jerry Goodwin
1989 Bobby Gill
1988 No Race
1987 Rain
1986 Daniel Keene
1985 Mike Alexander
1984 Mickey Gibbs
1983 No Race
1982 Ronnie Sanders
1981 Bob Bean
1980 Kasper Miles
1979 Bill McGinnis
1978 Dave Mader III
1977 Russell Nelson
1976 Buck Simmons
1975 Pete Hamilton
1974 Phil Wendt
Dennie Rewins
6:46
6:46
Five Flags Speedway is a fast half-mile oval, but it will get faster on Friday, April 11, 2014 when the Must See Winged Sprint Cars invade the home of the Snowball Derby. See recording setting laps as these low to the ground, winged sprint cars fly around the high-banked oval. Click here for more information.
6:42
Not a photo that many people would want to be in. (Speed51.com photo)
6:38
Live Rattlesnakes are a part of the pre-race activities here tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
6:35
6:35
The Pro Late Models will have their own Gulf Coast Weekend on March 28-29. On Friday, March 28, Five Flags Speedway will host the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model 100. Then its a quick drive over to Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, March 29 for the 95 KSJ 95. Click here for more information.
6:34
Snakes are always a part of Opp,AL. Some of the same snakes on the track for demonstrations will be at this event.
6:31
Rattler 250 Starting Lineup

1 99 Casey Smith
2 42 Chad Finley
3 26 Bubba Pollard
4 18 Hunter Robbins
5 77 Ross Kenseth
6 31 Kyle Grissom
7 98 Daniel Hemric
8 112 Augie Grill
9 91 Zak Hausler
10 8 John Hunter Nemechek
11 41 TJ Reaid
12 79 Kyle Bryant
13 29 Stephen Nasse
14 30 Bobby Knox, Jr.
15 14 Chris Davidson
16 12 Harrison Burton
17 10 Johanna Long
18 47 Allen Karnes
19 X2 Dennis Reno, Jr.
20 1 Keith Cahela
21 7 Casey Roderick
22 43 Justin South
23 29 Anderson Bowen
24 35 BJ Holley
6:29
6:29
Marshfield Motor Speedway is located right in the middle of Wisconsin. The half-mile oval features a weekly Saturday night program including their popular Yellow River Racing Series. The first event will start on May 24.Click here for more information.
6:28
Johanna Long will run next week at Five Flags Speedway for the Pro Late Model race. As far as Nationwide that is still in the works.
6:28
Comment From Steve

If you catch up with Johanna please ask her when her next race after this one is

6:25
The track staff tells us this will be the first Rattler 250 run on a Saturday in nine years. Jason Hogan won that night back in 2005. The race moved to Sunday in part when the Pro Late Models got their own night in 2006.
6:25
Comment From Amber

Let's go Casey Smith! We are cheering for you in Texas!!

6:20
Stephen Nasse says these wheels are fast. (Speed51.com photo)
6:17
6:17
One of the biggest early-season Outlaw Super Late Model events in the country takes place on May 24...it's the Joy Fair Memorial presented by Diamond Pistons at Flat Rock Speedway. Be there when some of the baddest and fastest racecars on the planet battle in a historic event at the Flat Rock bullring. Click here for more information.
6:17
Comment From Ashlee Roderick

Go Casey Roderick #7!!!! Good Luck from your WV fans!!!

6:07
6:07
Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
6:06
The Texas drivers chat before the race. (Speed51.com photo)
5:57
When you think of the Rattler think 18 as Ronnie Sanders won this race three times. (Speed51.com photo)
5:44
The Anderson Bowen ride in tech. The driver is on his way after finishing in the top five in the Mobile ARCA race. (Speed51.com photo)
5:38
TJ Reaid, Stephen Nasse and Hunter Robbins, have all finished second in the past here at the Rattler 250. Each hope to improve that stat by one today.
5:32
Dennis Reno Jr. has won some big races in the past in Alabama, but he's never won the Rattler 250. He was 14th in 2005. (Speed51.com photo)
5:30
5:29
The second race on the 2014 schedule for the Southern Super Series will be at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Saturday, April 5. Bubba Pollard will be looking to defend his 2013 win.Click here for more information.
5:29
The 38th Annual Rattler 250 is the season opener for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco.

2014 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Schedule

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

www.southernsuperseries.com

5:28
While we won't see him every week, but Harrison Burton will run select shows this year in the Southern Super series. Burton won the 100-lap Pro Late Model race at New Smyrna during Speedweeks this year.
5:27
Casey Smith and Kyle Grissom are two of the new faces that will be running full time in 2014 with the Southern Super series. Grissom is a former PASS South champion and Smith won two track titles in 2013 in Texas and comes back east full time this year.
5:25
5:25
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.
5:24
If you can't make it to see the Late Models tonight the Pro Late Models will race several times here this season.

South Alabama Pro Late Model Events
May 17th
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 13th
October 18th
View the full schedule on www.Southalabamaspeedway.com

5:23
The Casey Roderick ride. (Speed51.com photo)
5:21
Comment From James Qualls

Go Johanna!!!

5:20
John Hunter Nemechek (#8) leads Daniel Hemric (#98). (Speed51.com photo)
5:18
Local cars are on the track for practice.
5:15
Casey Smith has been on the podium three times in the last four years here at the Rattler 250.
5:14
5:14
Five Flags Speedway is a fast half-mile oval, but it will get faster on Friday, April 11, 2014 when the Must See Winged Sprint Cars invade the home of the Snowball Derby. See recording setting laps as these low to the ground, winged sprint cars fly around the high-banked oval. Click here for more information.
5:07
We also have a crew at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Greenville:http://www.speed51.com/2014_Stories/KNEast/Trackside_Now_Greenville_3_22.html
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The KOMA Modifieds are at Hickory today: Follow our coverage from there -http://www.speed51.com/2014_Stories/Mods_other/Trackside_Now_KOMA_Hickory_3_22.html
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Augie Grill wrecks coming across the line in the 2007 Rattler 250.  Hunter Robbins turned Grill before the line.  Years later the drivers still talk about what has been tagged the best finish ever at the Rattler. (Mark Chisum photo)
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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This will be the 11th consecutive year Bubba Pollard has run the Rattler 250. The 2012 winner has the longest streak going and has an Average finish of 4.8 since 2009.
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Chad Finley hopes to finish what he started here after he led over 100 laps a year ago. (Speed51.com photo)
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Augie Grill, Bubba Pollard and Ronnie Sanders are the only drivers to win both the Pro Rattler and Rattler 250. No driver has done it in the same season, Bubba Pollard hopes to do so this weekend after he won last Saturday.
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Wisconsin's Fastest Half-Mile Oval returns to Friday nights in 2014. Three of their nights will include their Super Late Model Triple Crown Series. Round one will take place on Friday, May 30. Round two on Friday, July 11 and round three on Friday, August 8. Click here for more information.
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The top prize to the winner tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
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Mike Garvey is not running today, but will do the double next week at Pensacola and Mobile in Pro Late Models. (Speed51.com photo)
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The Johanna Long ride. (Speed51.com photo)
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It is the number one Outlaw Super Late Model event in the nation! The Kalamazoo Klash XXII will take place on Wednesday, August 13 at the Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI. Last year, Terry Senneker won the Klash and picked up the $10,000 check. It was the second year in a row, and third Klash win overall in his career. Tyler Roahrig, Phil Bozell and many more will try to take over Senneker’s place on top of the podium in 2014. Click here to make your plans now for this year’s event!
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Hunter Robbins and Augie Grill talk about the infamous 2007 Rattler. We'll have more on this later. (Speed51.com photo)
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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The TJ Reaid team is starting to organize a tournament. (Speed51.com photo)
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Anderson Bowen just finished fourth in the Mobile 200 ARCA Racing Series event at Mobile International Speedway. He will head up to Opp, Alabama for tonight's Rattler 250.

Grant Enfinger won his second event in a row and defended his victory last year. Kyle Benjamin was second with Mason Mitchell in third. Frank Kimmel was fifth.

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Ricky Turner works on the Anderson Bowen racecar as the driver runs the ARCA race. (Speed51.com photo)
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Comment From James Qualls

Go Johanna Long!!!!

3:34
Defending series champion Daniel Hemric puts on a Sunoco sticker. (Speed51.com photo)
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John Hunter Nemechek heads to tech. (Speed51.com photo)
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Keith Cahela's crew warms the engine. (Speed51.com photo)
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Tech is underway. (Speed51.com photo)
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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.
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The TJ Reaid ride preps for tech. (Speed51.com photo)
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Pre-race tech will get underway in a few minutes. Ricky Brooks told the team that they would go over a lot of stuff before the race to avoid a longer night on the back end. Ignition boxes and Carburetors will be the key focus.
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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Bubba Pollard making laps here at SAS. He won the Rattler 250 in 2012. (Speed51.com photo)
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Comment From ronnie

Go Nasse put the 29 up front ,drive it like the 51.

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Kyle Benjamin, Will Gallaher, Scotty Ellis, Steven Davis, and Donnie Wilson withdrew from the event. Several reason were given for each driver. We know Wilson had a long haul from Oklahoma and will likely be back for Nashville. Davis had to work and could not be here and Benjamin in running the ARCA race today in Mobile, AL.
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Have a pretty sporty race car for tonight's #Rattler250 practice is over and now just waiting around for race time.
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Casey Smith (#99) and Ross Kenseth (#77) battle in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
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Rattler 250
Final Practice Results

1. Justin South 15.351
2. Stephen Nasse 15.397
3. Casey Roderick 15.509
4. Bobby Knox, Jr 15.527
5. Ross Kenseth 15.573
6. Daniel Hemric 15.595
7. Harrison Burton 15.606
8. John Hunter Nemechek 15.611
9. Bubba Pollard 15.663
10. Zak Hausler 15.667
11. Kyle Grissom 15.719
12. Chris Davidson 15.726
13. Hunter Robbins 15.736
14. Chad Finley 15.741
15. Casey Smith 15.745
16. TJ Reaid 15.755
17. Allen Karnes 15.826
18. Dennis Reno Jr. 15.854
19. Johanna Long 15.881
20. Kyle Bryant 15.886

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Anderson Bowen will be heading up to South Alabama Speedway after he completes the ARCA Racing Series Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway. He is currently running second with 46 laps complete.

Follow @speed51dotcom on their AP Racing Twitter Feed for updates from Mobile.

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Practice has ended. Justin South finished on top.
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Top Ten so far in practice...

1. Justin South 15.351
2. Stephen Nasse 15.397
3. Casey Roderick 15.509
4. Bobby Knox, Jr 15.527
5. Ross Kenseth 15.573
6. Daniel Hemric 15.595
7. Harrison Burton 15.606
8. John Hunter Nemechek 15.611
9. Bubba Pollard 15.663
10. Zak Hausler 15.667

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Less then 10 minutes to go in the lone practice session.
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Justin South now currently leads this practice over Stephen Nasse.
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There will be two local classes before the main event tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
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BJ Holley has also not been in the track yet. (Speed51.com photo)
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The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes their second visit to Caraway Speedway in Sophia, SC on Saturday, March 29. 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.
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After checking with his crew Augie Grill might not make it in time to hot lap his car today.
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20 of 24 cars have been on track. Nemechek is the fastest.
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John Hunter Nemechek on track. (Speed51.com photo)
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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Harrison Burton and crew prep for the brief practice. (Speed51.com photo)
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We will head trackside to takes some photos of the action.
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Starting Lineup for the Rattler 250

1 99 Casey Smith
2 42 Chad Finley
3 26 Bubba Pollard
4 18 Hunter Robbins
5 77 Ross Kenseth
6 31 Kyle Grissom
7 98 Daniel Hemric
8 112 Augie Grill
9 91 Zak Hausler
10 8 John Hunter Nemechek
11 41 TJ Reaid
12 79 Kyle Bryant
13 29 Stephen Nasse
14 30 Bobby Knox, Jr.
15 14 Chris Davidson
16 12 Harrison Burton
17 10 Johanna Long
18 47 Allen Karnes
19 X2 Dennis Reno, Jr.
20 1 Keith Cahela
21 7 Casey Roderick
22 43 Justin South
23 29 Anderson Bowen
24 35 BJ Holley
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The second race of the Bright House Series takes place at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, April 5th. Back at the season opener at Desoto Speedway on February 1st, Joe Boyd held off Wayne Anderson and Jesse Dutilly to take the first Bright House win of the year. Click here for more information.
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Augie Grill is a two time Rattler winner. (Speed51.com photo)
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The track staff tells us this will be the first Rattler 250 run on a Saturday in nine years. Jason Hogan won that night back in 2005. The race moved to Sunday in part when the Pro Late Models got their own night in 2006.
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BJ Holley will be an additional starter today.
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Tonight's race will be an eight tire show with cars being able to change four tires at the lap 150 break.
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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make their second straight appearance to 5 Flags Speedway on Friday, June 13th. Last year, Ben Kennedy won the inaugural event at the home of the Snowball Derby over Gray Gaulding. Click here for more information.
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After lap 245 there must be five green flag laps, but they do not need to be consecutive. The race could extend past 250 and will be scored until the checkered flag falls.
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Drivers listen to instructions from Series and Race Director Dan Spence. (Speed51.com photo)
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Tonight's race is 250 laps. Caution laps will count.
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Track will be hot from 2pm to 2:30pm for a warm up session.
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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We will have an updated roster shortly.
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Drivers meeting will begin after chapel service. (Speed51.com photo)
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Comment From Lenny

Go Nasse,Pollard and Hemric,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

1:03
Justin South gets ready to return to Super Late Model racing today. (Speed51.com photo)
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Bubba Pollard's team gets the 26 ready to run the Rattler 250. (Speed51.com photo)
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We hope you plan to come out and join us for the Rattler 250 later tonight. The weather is perfect with temps in the 70's and a dry forecast for this evening.
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Teams are already unloading here at South Alabama. (Speed51.com photo)
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Full Schedule:
PIts Open- 12pm
Drivers Meeting- 1pm
Practice Session- 2-2:30pm
Pre Race Tech- 3:00pm
*tires will be released at tech*
Grandstand Gates Open- 5pm
Local Practice- 5:15pm
Drivers Meeting- 6pm
Local Features- 7pm (Street Stock & Coyote)
* Rattler 250 to start after meet & greet
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Today's coverage of the 38th Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Opp,Alabama is presented by Geo. H Green Oil Inc in Fairburn, GA. Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. offers a variety of fuel services for the residential and commercial consumer. We have a spacious 10,000 square foot warehouse where we store numerous fuel-related products such as oil, transmission fluids, engine and interior cleaners, truck tanks and pumps. We also deliver home-heating fuel, kerosene, diesel, and off-road diesel to residential or small business customers. They are the official Sunoco fuel supplier for the Southern Super Series and the Snowball Derby. Click here for more information.
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Good afternoon and welcome to South Alabama Speedway for the Rattler 250. We are six days past the original date and the rain is gone and we'll have dry conditions all day and night here in Opp, AL.
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