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  • NASCAR Adds Media Excellence Award To Annual Hall Of Fame Honors

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following the announcement of the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class tonight, NASCAR announced the creation of a new award to honor the contributions of media to the success of the sport. This award, which will become part of the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremonies beginning in February 2013, will bear the names of the first two award winners, legendary broadcasters Ken Squier and Barney Hall, and be called the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence.

  • Coca-Cola 600 Changes But Remains Test Of Endurance

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Much – almost everything – has changed since Joe Lee Johnson spent 5-1/2 hours behind the wheel of his Chevrolet en route to victory in 1960’s inaugural World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Now the Coca-Cola 600, a 600-mile, 400-lap marathon, is as much about speed as endurance.

    It’s just a different kind of endurance.

  • 2013 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

       DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2013 class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person class, which will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., consists of Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace and Leonard Wood.

  • Military showcased during Salem Speedway Spring Speed Fest May 19

     SALEM, Ind. - Since 1950 the third Saturday in May has been designated as Armed Forces Day in honor of Americans serving in the U.S. military.  

    Salem Speedway will offer a special salute to our nation’s military personnel as part of the upcoming Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest presented by Salem True Value Hardware.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week Returns To Las Vegas

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – and all of Champion’s Week – will return to Las Vegas, Nev., and remain there for the next three years.

    For the fourth-consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 30, a culmination of a week-long celebration for the series champion – and NASCAR fans. As in past years, fans can expect the traditionally exciting and interactive week of activities.

  • Battle at the Banks Autocross set for May 5 at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, Ind. – One of the biggest AutoCross events in the Midwest is set for this Saturday at Salem Speedway, as upwards of 100 plus cars are expected for the inaugural “Battle at the Banks” 

    The $1,000 to win event, with a guaranteed payoff to the top 16 participants, will be contested on a course utilizing both the infield short-track and the famed high banks.

    The event is open to any domestic vehicle with proper registration.  The vehicle must be licensed to drive on the highway.

  • Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 unofficial results

    ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

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  • Strong line-up expected for Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, Ind. – Short-track roots are calling.  The grand ole Speedway awaits.  And at no other place is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards more rooted than Salem Speedway where the series has been a staple for more than 50 years.

  • Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200

    Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012

     

    Divisions: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. 

    Event: Third of 20 events for the ARCA Racing Series in 2012 and the season opening race for the

                 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. 

  • Salem Speedway to try again on Sunday to kick-off 2012 season with short-track festival

    SALEM, Ind. – Following a three week postponement due to inclement weather on April 1, Salem Speedway is set to open its 2012 season on Sunday afternoon with the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express Short-Track Festival.

    The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to share the quarter-mile infield oval for a full slate of racing action.