Cars in late model dirt track racing travel in excess of one hundred miles per hour. The speed around the track varies as the cars reduce speed and slide into turns.
Late model dirt track racing does not feature speeds as fast as those in NASCAR or Formula 1 racing due to the fact that those competitions are held on asphalt. There is naturally more friction driving on dirt, which partially accounts for the slower speed of dirt track racing. Late model dirt track races also feature smaller tracks, which minimizes top speeds due to shorter straightaways that limit momentum.