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"Hickory Motor Speedway Unveils Late Model Stock Car Playoff Format for 2023"

( 2023Playoff Break-Down See enclosed information )

HMS 2023 Rules are now online!!!

NAAPWS22 - 4 - 12/05/22


Effective January 1, 2023 - The following are amendments to the 2022 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Rule Book that will be incorporated into the 2023 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Rule Book: NOTICE: All NASCAR Rule Books and Technical Bulletins may be accessed by any licensed NASCAR Member by visiting www.NASCARmembers.com.

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ASA STARS National Tour Race at Hickory Motor Speedway To Be May 25

Macon, IL (December 21, 2022) - The lone date missing from the 2023 ASA STARS National Tour is no longer a mystery.  Series officials announced today that Thursday, May 25 will be the race date for the national pavement Super Late Model series event at the Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

The midweek race serves as a precursor to festivities of a big NASCAR race week in North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located 53 miles southeast of the short track in Hickory, NC. "Hickory has so much history within motorsports," said Bob Sargent, President more info..

For Immediate Release:

(Nov. 16th, 2022 - Newton, NC) As the 2022 race season has come to a close, I just wanted to take a moment and show my appreciation for each and every one of you that supports Hickory Motor Speedway. This Historic race track and any success it may have sets squarely on all of you great folks that support it. Your loyalty and passion for Hickory Motor Speedway amazes me week in and week out as we all work together to make Hickory Motor Speedway Americas Most Famous Short Track. It has been an honor over the past 14 years to serve as the General Manger of Hickory Motor Speedway and as I prepare for my 15 th season in 2023, I continue my commitment to work hard to provide a level playing field for our competitors to race and a great place to market your products, come to our events or continue to be a part of our team at Hickory Motor Speedway. more info

For Immediate Release:

(Nov. 7th, 2022, Newton, NC) Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2023 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 73rd season of racing on March 4th, 2023 with our season opening blowout event, and the track will once again be headlined each week with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars.

Paramount Auto Group will return as the title sponsor for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models and Paramount KIA will return for the popular Paramount KIA "Big 10" Racing Challenge, which provides 10 races with feature events that provide additional purse money and a championship of its own.

Hickory Motor Speedway will continue the new playoff format for more info..

" Coleman Pressley Wins Calico Coatings Fall Brawl"
presented by Calico Coatings

Other Race Winners:
Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model - Michael Bumgarner, Street - Gary Ledbetter ,
Carolina Pro Late Models - Caden Kvapil

11/12/2022 - The 2022 Hickory Motor Speedway racing season would come to a power packed close on Saturday with the running of the Calico Coatings Fall Brawl presented by All American Roofing and Restoration.

Leading off the night's festivities would be the Heritage Finance Street Stocks for their 30 lap feature. Jesse Clark in the #5 would pace qualifying and start from the top spot with Cody DeMarmels in the #12 starting to his outside. Gary Ledbetter in the #32 and Landon Huffman in the #00 would make up row two. The green flag would see Jesse Clark, DeMarmels, and Ledbetter look to go three wide on the backstretch, but a spin by Garth Clark in the #4 would bring out the early caution. Clark and DeMarmels would bring the field back to the restart. Clark would pull to the lead with DeMarmels facing a challenge from Ledbetter. Ledbetter would make the pass on DeMarmels and look to catch the leader. Lap 6 would see Ledbetter make the pass for the lead with DeMarmels challenging

-more results

" Isabella Robusto takes Late Model Win on Championship Night"

Other Race Winners:
Limited - Michael Bumgarner, Street -Jesse Clark , Super Trucks - Joey Shuryan, Renegade - Charlie Neill

9/17/2022 - The Hickory Motor Speedway regular season would come to a close on Saturday in spectacular fashion in front of a huge throng of attendees at Championship Night presented by Catawba County United Way.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would roll off next to settle their first ever playoff format track championship with a 75 lap feature. Isabella Robusto in the #55 would best the field in time trials and start from the pole position with Landon Huffman in the #75 to more results

"Millington and Huffman Split Twin 40's"

Other Race Winners:
- Charlie Watson, Street - Jesse Clark, Super Trucks - Ricky Dennie

8/27/2022 - The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series rolled into Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night for the second round of Late Model playoffs on Dickinson Service Center Night at the Races presented by NAPA.

Leading off the evening's festivities would be the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models for the first of their twin 40 lap features. Ryan Millington in the #15 would top qualifying and start from the top spot with Isabella Robusto in the #55 to his outside. Row two would be made up of Ryan Wilson in the #2 and -more results

A Survey of the Region's Small-Town Racing Tracks

Racing built its foundation at places like these - which still offer fans a chance to see tomorrow's stars and cars

The big tracks , like Charlotte Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, get most of the attention. But the heart and soul of auto racing lie in local tracks, which run on weekends before a couple of thousand, or even just a few hundred, fans in the most intimate fossil-fueled venues.

Kyle Petty calls these events the Friday Night Lights of racing, on small tracks that establish the most personal connection among racing, racers, and fans. "You watch two guys run 30 laps door-to-door at Hickory. More Info

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