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Hidden Gems

Lots of successful drivers took to the track over the weekend, but only five qualified as SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems for this week. Find out who made the cut.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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Donny Schatz picked up two more World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victories over the weekend to bring his season total to 24. Was that enough for him to knock Darrell Lanigan off the top of the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?

Pagenaud Embraces Penske Opportunity

Simon Pagenaud gets his point across Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (David E. Heithaus photo)

Simon Pagenaud’s season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been over for almost a month, but his schedule heated up on Monday.

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

There were some big performances last weekend in the racing world. From the NHRA to NASCAR to dirt and back again, several drivers had big weekends. Which ones did enough to be recognized as SPEED SPORT Top Performers?

Stewart Seeking A Sense Of Normality

Tony Stewart answered questions from the media on Monday for the first time since the incident on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

Tony Stewart answered questions Monday for the first time since the death of Kevin Ward Jr. at New York’s Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9.

LIST: Top 10 World Of Outlaws Winners

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series prepares to go racing at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year. (Hein Brothers Photo)

Since the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was founded in 1978, the list of drivers who have won with the traveling 410 sprint car series is like a whos-who in the racing industry. The top 10 all-time race winners list is even more exclusive, featuring some of the best sprint-car drivers of all time.

1969 Daytona 500, Ford Versus NASCAR

It was Ford versus Dodge in the 1969 Daytona 500. Here, eventual race winner LeeRoy Yarbrough (98) races his Ford against Buddy Baker. (Don Hunter/Smyle Media Photo)

As NASCAR teams rolled into Daytona Int’l Speedway for the unofficial start to the 1969 season one thing was certain, change was the only constant.

Tradition Is Important To John Force

John Force celebrates with his crew after winning the Funny Car portion of the Circle K NHRA Winternationals on Sunday in Pomona, Calif. (NHRA Photo)

John Force has been called many things in his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, but few – if any – fit him better than “loyal.”


Hidden Gems

It wasn’t easy narrowing down the field of deserving drivers for the newest edition of SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems. Find out who made the cut for this week.

Almirola: ‘We’re a Chase-Capable Race Team’

Aric Almirola's success in making the Chase is a catalyst for the long-term success of Richard Petty Motorsports. (NASCAR photo)

Aric Almirola’s successful NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has benefitted more than just his own career.


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