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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.

  • Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express Short-Track Festival rescheduled for Apr. 22

     SALEM, Ind. – Morning rain and extremely wet grounds forced postponement of the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express Short-Track Festival originally scheduled for Apr. 1 at Salem Speedway.

    The season opening event has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 22nd.  The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to headline the Short-Track Festival.  Due to a schedule conflict the FAST Series divisions – Legends Cars, Bandoleros and Thunder Roadsters – are unable to be a part of the rescheduled event.

  • Salem Speedway kicks off the 2012 season with short-track practice

     SALEM, IN – The first official 2012 Salem Speedway on-track action is set to unfold on Saturday afternoon with a three-hour practice period.

    The short-track test and tune session is open to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks and any other racing divisions scheduled to compete on the infield quarter-mile oval during the 2012 season.

    Pit gates open at 10 a.m., with practice from noon to 3 p.m.

  • NASCAR News and Notes: 02/29/12

      Kenseth An Elite Performer – In Any Era

    Matt Kenseth. Under the radar no longer.

    His second Daytona 500 victory, a straight-up, I’m-faster-than-you performance in arguably the most unique of the race’s 54 editions, confirms the popular Wisconsin veteran’s status among the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series elite competitors in the current era – and arguably in any era.

  • 2012 Salem Speedway practice dates released

     SALEM, IN – The dates for Salem Speedway’s annual pre-season test & tune sessions have been released reports track management.  The short-track test is set for Saturday, March 24th with the high banks practice scheduled for Saturday, April 7th.

    The March 24th practice is only for divisions scheduled to compete on the Salem Speedway short-track during the 2012 season and the April 7th date is exclusively for cars racing on the half-mile oval during the upcoming season.

  • Traditional events headline action-packed 2012 Salem Speedway schedule

     SALEM, IN, January 9 – Salem Speedway enters its 66th year of existence in 2012 with an action-packed line-up, featuring both the .555-mile high banked oval and the quarter-mile infield track.

    The 2012 schedule, that includes 12 events and 14 days of on-track action, reflects an increased emphasis on “special events” with a continuing commitment to local and regional divisions. 

  • All-Star lineup at Salem Speedway's 23rd annual Halloween 200

     SALEM, IN, October 20 – Salem Speedway will be the destination for a diverse field of championship winning race teams and drivers on October 29-30, as the 23rd annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 unfolds on the 33-degree high banks.  Following is a partial listing of championship drivers that have already filed entries for the $5,000 to win street stock classic:  

  • Ron Hornaday Jr. Scores 50th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

    Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, 1995. He won the Keystone Light Pole for that race and collected his first victory two months later at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park.