NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Leveling the Playing Field

Racing is all about going fast and finishing first. The rule book and the technical inspection process are focused on making sure that everyone attempts to accomplish those feats on a level playing field. This past weekend, Ronnie Bassett, Jr. was forced to start at the rear of the field for the UARA race at …

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Keepin’ it Short – Shining the Spotlight on Pine Hall, NC

Dirt track racing is popular throughout the United States, but it’s exceptionally well received in the Southeast. Pine Hall, NC is the home of 311 Speedway which, like many other tracks, bills itself as the fastest half-mile in the South. While there will certainly be debate about whether that statement is true, one thing is …

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Keepin’ it Short – Local stars chance to shine

Denny Hamlin scored his big break in racing by dominating local Late Model racing in Southern Virginia. Since he’s been a Cup Series racer he’s done his best to shine the spotlight on local stars through his Short Track Showdown. The early years were competed at Hamlin’s former home track, Southside Speedway, however last year …

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Keepin’ it Short – Crowning an unlikely winner

Three weeks after it was scheduled to run, the Carolina Crown finally went off at Lancaster Speedway last Saturday night. A field of 23 cars took the green chasing the $20,000 top prize. The stands were packed with over 2,500 fans and the track was lightning fast after several days of rain leading up to …

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Keepin’ it Short – Dropping the rag at the Speedbowl

Racing in the Northeast has a long and storied history that dates back 1800s when the Agricultural Park that is now the location of Stafford Speedway hosted horse races. Three of the race tracks that are very integral in that history, and are probably the most well known tracks in the area, are all in …

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Keepin’ it Short – Wearing the Crown in South Carolina

This weekend will see a new crown handed out in Lancaster, South Carolina following the Inaugural Carolina Crown Super Late Model race. The $20,000 to win event is set to be the largest of its kind in the history of dirt track racing in the state. Some of the biggest names and fastest teams in …

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