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Gurney & The Eagle’s Historic Victory

Dan Gurney on his way to winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in his Eagle chassis. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

In a career filled with diverse and remarkable achievements, Dan Gurney’s most significant victory was winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in an Indy car-based Eagle of his own design and construction.

Top Hidden Gems of 2014, Part One

Hidden Gems

In Part One of SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems of the year, we highlight five drivers whose performances throughout the 2014 season deserve another look.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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With champions crowned and dominant performances across the board, this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings honors the best in the business. Here’s a look at the 10 who stand out the most.

Top Performers Of 2014 Part One

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

The 2014 racing season has officially come to a close and champions have been crowned. This week in part one of a special SPEED SPORT Top Performers, we’re going to take a look at five drivers from various forms of auto racing who delivered amazing year-long performances. From sprint cars to drag racing, you’ll find a little bit of everything on this list. So who are the first five SPEED SPORT Top Performers of 2014?

Texter Up To The Flat Track Challenge

Shayna Texter has completed her rookie season of AMA Grand National Flat Track. (Larry Lawrence Photo)

Shayna Texter faced challenges on multiple fronts this season. Not only was she racing in the Grand National class for the first time, but she was trying to develop the Latus Motors Racing/Castrol Triumph.

Marco Andretti’s Split Personality

Marco Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014.

Mario Andretti embraced being a public figure and was at ease in conversations with world leaders and fans alike, displaying class and dignity throughout his career. Michael Andretti struggled with the public persona early in his career, but has become more at ease in the public spotlight.

Turner & Weatherly’s Legendary Antics

Joey Weatherly and Curtis Turner. (ISC Images & Archives Photo)

Off the track, Turner made and lost millions of dollars in timber, sawmills, real estate and various businesses, including promoting race tracks in Roanoke, Va., and Shelby, N.C.

Vollstedt & Clark’s Riverside Adventure

Jim Clark at the wheel of Rolla Vollstedt's Bryant Special in Riverside, Calif. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Many consider Jim Clark the best to ever climbed into a race car. The 1965 Indian­apolis 500 winner and two-time Formula One world champion was respected by his peers on both sides of the Atlantic, by the fans and by the media.


Hidden Gems

Since it’s Thanksgiving week and racing is wrapping up, this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems gives us a chance to show appreciation for five drivers who stood out over the past week. Did your favorite driver make the cut?

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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Formula One wrapped up its 2014 season at the impressive Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton capturing his second Formula One crown. Was that enough to push him to the top of the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?


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