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It’s about a month later than originally planned, but Hickory Motor Speedway will wrap up the 2022 racing season with the 25th annual Fall Brawl this Saturday, November 12.
Since opening in 1951 as a half-mile dirt track, Hickory Motor Speedway has served as the hub for short track racing in North Carolina. Some of racing’s biggest stars have competed at the track, which is now a 0.363-mile asphalt oval. These include legendary names like Junior Johnson, Jack Ingram, Harry Gant, Tommy Houston and Ralph Earnhardt, all of whom have won track championships in Hickory.
TIED TOGETHER: Check out the Brawl case on FloRacing
While times have changed, the popularity and short track culture at Hickory Motor Speedway has not. Known as the “Birthplace of NASCAR Stars,” the track, now operated by promoter Kevin Piercy, will continue to host NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series events from March through October.
The Fall Brawl usually takes place in October and serves as the non-point season finale for the premier late model stock car division. The 2022 edition, which will be the 25th edition of the race, has been postponed to November 12 to ensure tire availability.
Below is everything you need to know about Fall Brawl 2022 at Hickory Motor Speedway.
What TV station is the Brawl at Hickory Motor Speedway case on?
All on-track action for the Fall Brawl at Hickory Motor Speedway can be followed live on FloRacing, the official streaming homepage for all NASCAR Roots facilities.
The racing action will not be shown on any television network.
Below is FloRacing’s full coverage schedule of the Brawl case.
|date||start time||like watching|
|Saturday 12 November 2022||4 p.m. ET||FloRacing|
Full schedule for Fall Brawl
This year’s Fall Brawl is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12th.
Four divisions of race cars will compete in Saturday’s event in Hickory, including the Late Model Stock Car, Pro Late Model, Limited Late Model and Street Stock divisions. The event is headlined by the 200-lap Late Model Stock Car Main Event.
Below is the full race day schedule at Hickory Motor Speedway.
|8 o’clock||Registration at the Pit Gate opens|
|8:30 am||pit gate opens|
|12:30 pm||Driver Briefing (Frontstretch Wall)|
|1pm – 1:10pm||Stock practice on the street|
|1:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m||Limited late model practice|
|1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m||Late Model Stock Car practice|
|1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m||Per late model practice|
|14 o’clock||Grandstands open|
|2.30||Qualification (all divisions)|
|After qualification||Autograph session (time permitting)|
|3:45 p.m||chapel service|
|4 p.m||Pre-race ceremonies|
|4:15 p.m||Street Stock Feature (30 rounds)|
|Followed by…||Limited feature for late models (100 rounds)|
|Followed by…||Per Late Model Feature (100 rounds)|
|Followed by…||Late Model Stock Car Feature (200 laps)|
Entry List for Fall Brawl 2022
The full roster for Fall Brawl 2022 at Hickory Motor Speedway will be released in the coming days.
Official format for the Brawl case
Saturday’s 200-lap Fall Brawl Late Model Stock Car Main Event will be split into two 100-lap stages.
There is a 10-minute break between the two 100-lap stages. Competitors are allowed to change two tires from the restricted area during the break. Caution laps are counted but the last 20 laps must be green flagged.
The Lucky Dog rule applies to this event. Any car involved in a warning is ineligible for the Lucky Dog Award.
Fall Brawl History, Winner
Hickory Motor Speedway has hosted a major event every fall for decades, but the event known as the Fall Brawl wasn’t created until 1998.
The inaugural event was won by a man best known as the NASCAR Cup Series Championship crew chief, Rodney Childers. But long before he became a successful team manager for Stewart-Haas Racing and Kevin Harvick, Childers was a veteran competitor for Late Models in the Southeast.
Childers was the first of many recognizable names to win Case Brawl. Josh Berry, the 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Champion and five-time NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner, is the only multiple Fall Brawl winner. He has won the event a whopping four times.
Denny Hamlin, driver for Joe Gibbs Racing and co-owner of 23XI Racing, made his name winning Fall Brawl in 2003, three years before his first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Ben Rhodes won the 2013 Fall Brawl.
Other notable names to win Case Brawl include Anthony Alfredo, Dennis Setzer, Tyler Ankrum, Taylor Gray, Matt McCall, Pietro Fittipaldi, and Coleman Pressley. Mason Diaz is the Fall Brawl race champion in the Late Model Stock Car class.
Below is the full list of Fall Brawl winners.
|2011||Ronnie Bassett Jr.|