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Keepin’ it Short – Racing loses another hero

There are stories everywhere about people who epitomize the essence of racing and Hershel Roberts was as much of an example of living to race as anyone. This past week Roberts lost his battle with cancer and racing lost one of its most ardent supporters. Roberts was given six months to live in 2006 but …

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Keepin’ it Short – Racing the way it ought to be

Keepin’ it Short – Racing the way it ought to be The modern world of NASCAR national touring series racing has evolved into a high tech, scientific endeavor that involves as much engineering and computer input as it does good old fashioned ingenuity and wrench turning. Fortunately for many race fans that local short tracks …

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Keepin’ it Short – Bubba buys a race track

Local short tracks are always trying hard to put cars in the pits and butts in the seats, while making some money for the people who own them. Unfortunately for many short track fans that last part ends up meaning the race track is sold to some investment partnership that turns it into a shopping …

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Keepin’ it Short – Local tracks need to make money too

The race tracks and sanctioning body that run the national touring series of NASCAR are not the only tracks that are struggling to make ends meet in the modern world of auto racing. When the economy went south not only did attendance at the big races go down but the attendance and car counts at …

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Keepin’ it Short – Breaking the ice in Connecticut

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been putting on races for 26 years and, during that time, they’ve run 112 races at Thompson International Speedway, more than any other speedway on the schedule. The track itself opened in 1940 and is the oldest asphalt speedway in the United States. Thompson is one of the three …

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Keeping it Short – Denny Hamlin putting on his annual charity race at a new venue this year

Cali-bory-ya or Sunshine Superspeedway? Some (Sort Of) Good Things About SoCal’s Racing by Amy Henderson

Four Burning Questions: The end of Print, The Future of Bayne, and JJ In Victory Lane? by Mike Lovecchio

Kenny Wallace Driver Diary: Top 10’s, A Car for the Fans, and a Benefactor by Kenny Wallace

Roush Fenway Racing Prospects Battling Team, Career History at Fontana by Bryan Davis Keith

Keepin’ it Short – The Birthplace of NASCAR Stars will start putting out some more this weekend.

The Birthplace of NASCAR Stars will start putting out some more this weekend. There are several tracks in the Carolinas that have played a significant historical role in NASCAR’s development. Hickory Motor Speedway not only played a role in Cup and Nationwide evolution: it continues to have a significant influence in the growth of the …

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Keepin’ it Short – Racing is picking up steam

As the calendar turns to March, the weather begins to warm up and the number of tracks hosting events continues to go up. National touring series are hitting their strides and local tracks are shaking off the rust of a cold winter. The World of Outlaws is accompanying the NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas at …

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