Jalopnik Gets Dirty With Nascar Tonight!

This afternoon I'll be taking a drive down to Rossburg, Ohio, the home of the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway, for an evening of late model stock car dirt racing action. Eldora's a local track that turns into a boomtown each year for the "Dream Week" — a multi-day extravaganza of mud culminating in Saturday's "Dream," a feature race that's basically the biggest thing around in the world of late-model dirt track racing. But we won't be there for the "Dream" race this Saturday, because there's already more than enough outlets around covering the real racing. Instead we'll just be there for tonight's annual Nascar charity 30-lap dirt race called the "Prelude To The Dream." See how they've done that — they've appended "Dream" with "Prelude." Aren't those Nascar boys smart? Anyway, we'll be down there in the mud this evening live-blogging Nascar racers Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, track-owner Tony Stewart join up with other auto racing stars such as Juan Pablo Montoya and even drag racers Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon. The last two might actually have the same turning-is-trouble problem as the Nascar folks — especially if they decide to run the race clockwise tonight. So check back here at the Prelude To The Dream tag throughout the evening and into the night as we'll be bringing you fresh and muddy coverage straight from the track.

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