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MAGAZINE: Doug Wolfgang: ‘I Was OK’

Doug Wolfgang at the wheel during the 1980 racing season. (Paul Arch Photo)

At the end of the 1977 season, Doug Wolfgang left Bob Trostle to drive the famed No. 4x Speedway Motors car owned by “Speedy” Bill Smith. The pairing won the 1978 Nationals and Wolfgang admits he has more memories of the event itself.

MAGAZINE: Lanigan Is Learning New Tricks

Darrell Lanigan has gone through a number of changes during the 2016 season, including racing for a new team. (Michael Moats Photo)

The landscape has been different this season for Darrell Lanigan, full of new twists and turns. After years of racing solo as an owner-operator, the future Hall of Fame dirt late model driver is wheeling Clint Bowyer Racing’s Georgia Boot-sponsored No. 15.

MAGAZINE: The Legend Of Lealand

Lealand McSpadden's lengthy career included victories in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, the Hulman Hundred and the Belleville Midget Nationals. (NSSN Archives Photo)

He would roar into town like a force of nature, winning races in an exciting and wide-open style. Lealand McSpadden was something like a storm front, causing one to pause, admire and smile at the sheer power and force.

ARGABRIGHT: Trying To Digest Some Heartbreaking News

Dave Argabright

The news came sharp and hard, bringing a dizzying blow and settling deep in the gut where it lay there and ached. National Speed Sport News is ceasing publication and closing, effective with this issue.

ARGABRIGHT: Is There Anything That Money Doesn’t Ruin?

Dave Argabright

A front-page story in the Sports section of the Indianapolis Star this past Sunday caught my eye, and within a few paragraphs I recognized a very familiar theme.

ARGABRIGHT: Another Star May Be In The Making

Dave Argabright

As the racing world vibrates over the unlikely win by 20-year-old Trevor Bayne at Daytona, it further marks February as the month when a young racer did great things.

ARGABRIGHT: A Voice That Touched Racing Fans Around The Globe

Dave Argabright

FISHERS, Ind.

His was the voice that touched us all, inspired us and excited us and delighted us. Although Tom Carnegie is gone, his voice forever remains a part of us, lodged deep in our very soul.

ARGABRIGHT: Silver Anniversary Is Just The Beginning

Dave Argabright

The 25th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is history, and for the third-consecutive year a man named Swindell stood in victory lane. It was Sammy in 2009, then son Kevin becoming the first driver in event history to clinch back-to-back victories.

Chili Bowl 2007: Stewart Bowls A Chili Bowl Triumph

Tony Stewart (20) works to the inside of  J.J. Yeley (47) on his way to winning Saturday night’s feature event at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center. (Jim Fleming Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 2005: Chili Bowl Victory Erases Past Failures In Prestigious Event

TULSA KNOWS DRAMA: Tracy Hines (11) and Cory Kruseman put on a spirited duel in the late stages of Saturday’s Chili Bowl. (Kevin Horcher Photo)

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.

In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event.

Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

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