The second annual Throwback 276 returns to Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend with an expanded two day schedule for 2018.

The event, which was the largest attended CARS Tour event in the series’ history, will kick off with traditional Late Model Stock and Super Late Model practice on Friday August 3rd before Limited Late Models do battle in the Throwback 52, followed by $1,000 to win pit stop competitions for CARS Tour regulars and a concert by Tyler Hatley & The Little Mountain Band to end the night. Saturday, August 4th fans can make plans to arrive early for traditional single car qualifying.

Following qualifying will be an on-track Fan Fest featuring the CARS Tour competitors along with six legends of the sport including Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Ron Hornaday, Randy LaJoie, Robert Pressley, and Hut Stricklin. Fans attending are encouraged to be a part of the festivities with $100, $50, and $25 cash going toward to top three best dressed throwback fans. Finally, all in attendance and later on MAVTV, will see 138 lap main event races for both Super Late Models and Late Model Stocks featuring over thirty Throwback paint schemes doing battle around the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.

Throwback 276 NOTES & QUOTES


Track/Location: Hickory Motor Speedway-Hickory, NC                    Track Size: .363mile

Event Name: Throwback 276                                     Laps/Distance: 138L (50.09 miles)

Event Schedule: Practice: 12:30PM-2:45PM, Qualifying: 4:45PM, Green: 8PM SLM/LMSC

Twitter Handle/Event Hashtag: @CARSTour / @hickoryspeedway / #Throwback276



CARS LMSC Tour Pre Entered Drivers:

  1. #2 Cody Haskins
  2. #2L Kevin Leicht
  3. #2P Brandon Pierce
  4. #4 Craig Stallard
  5. #5 Lee Pulliam
  6. #5B Thomas Beane
  7. #5H Riley Herbst
  8. #6 Charlie Watson
  9. #7 Justin Carroll
  10. #10 Layne Rigg
  11. #17 Craig Moore
  12. #17M Austin McDaniel
  13. #18 Ty Gibbs
  14. #21 Mason Diaz
  15. #21T Chris Tate
  16. #22 Bradley McCaskill
  17. #27 Ronald Hill
  18. #28 Sam Mayer
  19. #29 Mitch Walker
  20. #36 Cole Glasson
  21. #37 Joel Courage
  22. #51 Grayson Cullather
  23. #54 Tommy Lemons, Jr.
  24. #60 Deac McCaskill
  25. #73 Josh Berry
  26. #75 Landon Huffman
  27. #77 Trevor Ward
  28. #77M Bobby McCarty


CARS SLM Tour Pre Entered Drivers:

  1. #00 Anthony Cataldi
  2. #2 Danny Gilchrist
  3. #2B Jeff Batten
  4. #2T Gracie Trotter
  5. #3 Wayne Jefferson
  6. #4 Matt Wallace
  7. #4B Amber Balcean
  8. #5 Kodie Connor
  9. #7 Molly Helmut
  10. #7C Tyler Church
  11. #8 Tate Fogleman
  12. #9 Chris Dilbeck
  13. #12 Taylor Stricklin
  14. #13 Jody Measamer
  15. #14 Greg Burgess
  16. #15 Roy Hayes
  17. #17 Mike Speeney
  18. #21 Ryan Mathews
  19. #24 Mason Diaz
  20. #26 Chandler Smith
  21. #28 Corey Heim
  22. #32 Harold Crooms
  23. #33 Preston Peltier
  24. #34 Nolan Pope
  25. #37 Dan Speeney
  26. #48 Jared Fryar
  27. #51 Raphael Lessard
  28. #58 Tyler Ankrum
  29. #63 Matt Craig
  30. #76 Jerick Johnson
  31. #87 Matt Thomas


Media Coverage:

-Speed51 ( will provide Trackside Now Live Coverage

-Race22 ( will provide Raceday Live Coverage

-Short Track Scene (

-CARS Tour TV ( – LIVE Broadcast Video Production Coverage
-CARS Tour Facebook ( / CARS Tour Twitter (@CARSTour)





Carroll Looking to Defend His Biggest Win

A season ago Justin Carroll shocked the industry when he outdueled Anthony Alfredo and Austin McDaniel to win the inaugural Throwback 276 at Hickory. Carroll’s win was talked about from Watkins Glen in the Cup garage to his hometown of Concord, NC. The win easily put Carroll on the map, as his popularity spread across the industry, eventually leading to being selected for the Kulwicki Driver Development Program for the 2018 season. Now, Carroll returns to Hickory with Alan Kulwicki’s 1991 Daytona 500 paint scheme to defend his biggest win of his career, and an opportunity to honor another short track ace, just as he did Dick Trickle a year ago.


Whenever someone brings up the Throwback 276 race it instantly gets my adrenaline pumping,” Carroll said.  “I never thought winning that race would be as big as what it turned out to be. Without question it is the biggest win of my career. It has me ready to do it again this year, the team and I have been getting prepared as best as possible, and I hope we can put on another amazing race like we did last year.”


Fogleman Returns to Super Late Model Racing in Throwback 276:           

Over the last few months Durham, NC Super Late Model driver Tate Fogleman has stepped away from his normal Super Late Model ride to try his hand at the NASCAR Truck Series. After making a handful of starts, Fogleman will turn to the Supers at Hickory Motor Speedway, to defend his triumphant Throwback 276 win from a season ago. Fogleman and his team in full Sam Ard attire held off a hard charging Matt Craig and Bubba Pollard to score his first career CARS Tour win. Now with the event being even bigger, and one of the best Super Late Model fields assembled in quite some time, can Tate Fogleman continue his historic tradition?


“Being the defending winner is special and we are hoping to back that up this year and make it two Throwback wins in a row,” Fogleman said. “To be able to get the win last year in front of an almost sold out crowd was amazing, and it was even cooler to be able to pull into victory circle with that Sam Ard paint throwback scheme. Out of all the races we have won, the Hickory throwback race was the most talked about and recognized. The fans love seeing these Throwback schemes on track and it’s a race that really gets the attention all over the country. I’m really hoping we can show up with as strong as car as we did last year and be able to contend for the win.”


Throwback 276 Should Make Short Track History Proud:  

The 2018 version of the Throwback 276 will mark just the second year the CARS Response Energy Tour has hosted the historic event. Similar to the inaugural, the sophomore version of the race has all indications of another record breaking event for the four year touring series. The largest amount of pre-sold tickets have come in advance, more than 30 throwback paint schemes will run under the lights, requests for special event merchandise has been nonstop, and the race is set to air nationally on MAVTV. All these elements have come together, along with the series partners, competitors, graphics companies, and media outlets to have a nationally recognized event, that when looking back, all involved with short track now and days gone by, can be proud of.


“I think if you really step back and look at things this is the signature event that has put the CARS Response Energy Tour on the map, nationally,” CARS Tour series director Chris Ragle remarked. “Keep in mind this is just our second year of having the Throwback 276 race, and I don’t think anyone, and I mean anyone, could have imagined what it has turned into. I’m proud of the teams, drivers, fans, and the graphics companies for buying in to this vision we had. We want key people in the industry, from days gone by to current times, to say what the CARS Tour has done honoring the history of short track racing, and the people that made it what is today, is something to be proud of. I really think that this weekend could be a race that twenty years from now, people talk about and say I was there for that race, just in the same way that we are looking back on now.”


For more information and to stay up with all the latest news and information about the CARS Response Energy Tour, featuring both Late Model Stock Car and Super Late Model divisions, visit or contact the tour’s office directly at 704-662-9212. Stay social with the tour by “liking” the CARS Tour Facebook page and following along on Twitter @CARSTour.