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MAGAZINE: Oberhofers Hum Winning Tune

Jim and Jon Oberhofer both work for Kalitta Motorsports. (Harry Cella Photo)

The Oberhofers have come a long way from cleaning parts in the Kalitta pits and even further from the days of racing their Big Wheel tricycles — complete with garbage bags rigged as parachutes — up and down the streets of their New Jersey neighborhood.

Alexander Is Learning The Ropes

Blake Alexander (Photo by Rhonda McCole)

Most college-age students wait until after they’ve graduated to put their degrees to use, utilizing their university years for socializing, partying and self-discovery before testing the waters and trying to find their niche in the “real world.”

BAKER: Charlotte Not Shuffling All-Star Deck

Sheena Baker


The Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family and its leader, O. Bruton Smith, have long been known for being innovative, if not over-the-top, when it comes to revolutionizing the fan experience at the company’s eight facilities, but no more so than at SMI’s flagship superspeedway outside of Charlotte, N.C.

Grammy Nominee Set For All-Star Show

2010 ALL-STAR RACE (HHP/Erik Perel Photo)

Dierks Bentley Performance Highlights 2011 Sprint All-Star Race

Myrtle Beach Partners With zMAX Dragway

April's NHRA event at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., will now be known as the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. (Brad Bowling Photo)

April Event Now NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NHRA Hopefuls Start Fresh

Larry Dixon triumphed in the 2010 Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, his first of 12 triumphs en route to clinching his third Top Fuel championship. (NHRA Photo)

Drag Racers Head West To Kick Off NHRA’s 60th Season At Pomona

Reunion With Ganassi Leads To Banner Year For McMurray

Jamie McMurray (HHP/Erik Perel Photo)

It is a heart-warming tale worthy of a Hallmark movie: a man down on his luck who returns to his roots only to experience the greatest success, both personally and professionally, in his lifetime.

BAKER: Vickers Acknowledges Retirement Was A Concern

Sheena Baker


There was a time when Brian Vickers wondered if he would ever race again.

Late Model Racer Long Ready For Bid At NASCAR Stardom

USAR Rock 2010-2

The phrase “like father, like daughter” isn’t quite as common as “like father, like son,” but for Johanna Long, the expression fits.

BAKER: Reestablishing Fan-Girl Status

Sheena Baker

A surprise reunion of two beloved drivers brings back forgotten memories and feelings of nostalgia.


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