NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – The season of big races continues

The season of big races continues to roll on this weekend as the 41st Annual Winchester 400 takes place at Winchester Speedway in Eastern Indiana. The world’s fastest half-mile (and they have the video on the web site to prove it) will again play host to some of the best Super Late Model drivers in …

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Keepin’ it Short – 400 laps for Short Track Glory

For most of the last 31 years, the biggest Short Track race of the year has been a battle at the Nashville Fairgrounds called the All American 400. Drivers from the North and the South have converged on the legendary track to decide who is the best short track racer in the country. Drivers like …

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Keepin’ it Short – The other Knoxville Nationals

The Knoxville Nationals have been contested for over 50 years. There is no question that it is the pinnacle of racing for Winged Sprint Cars. While the Winged Sprint Car Nationals is the big event that takes place at Knoxville every year, it isn’t the only one. The track also holds Nationals for 360 Sprint …

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Keepin’ it Short – Racing to help farmers

Race seasons are winding down across the country as the leaves begin to turn, fairs are in full swing and farmers across the country are beginning to harvest what crops they have managed to grow during this year’s drought conditions. Economic conditions are tough across the country and racing has definitely been hit by the …

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Keepin’ it Short – All About Racing at the SuperNationals

It is SuperNationals week in Boone, Iowa. The main focus of the show is the dirt modifieds, but there are also Late Models, Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks. The event is a Mecca for racing, with races running early into the morning, and the track crew re-prepping the track after every 10 races. Wednesday …

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Keepin’ it Short – Champions begin to get crowned

As the calendar gets close to Fall, the racing seasons at tracks across the country and for series all around begin to wind down. Concord Motorsports Park crowned a champion several weeks ago but most tracks will award their championship title in the next 30 days. On the national stage the IMCA Late Models are …

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Keepin’ it Short – Messing with tradition

Martinsville Speedway has hosted the biggest race in Late Model racing for nearly 20 years in the fall. The best race car drivers from around the country converge on the historic half-mile track every year to not only chase the $25,000 first prize, but also a historic grandfather clock. For years the drivers have practiced …

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Keepin’ It Short – The Biggest Dirt Race Period

Knoxville, Iowa is most certainly not a megalopolis where the heads of marketing firms poll their target demographics to develop the next multi-million dollar advertising campaigns or make their homes in lofts that cost more than most 3,000 square foot homes across the country. Instead, it’s the epicenter of Sprint Car racing, especially for cars …

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Keepin’ it Short – A tough blow for Rocco

Keith Rocco was the closest pursuer to Lee Pulliam in the Whelen All-American points championship. Rocco won the title in 2010 and had hoped become the third driver in the 31 year history of the National Championship to win more than one title. His efforts came to a crashing halt on Sunday during a practice …

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