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Familiar Champions Star For NHRA In ’15

(From left) Andrew Hines, Del Worsham, Antron Brown and Erica Enders all celebrates NHRA championships in 2015. (NHRA Photo)

Buoyed by the emergence of its new president, Peter Clifford, and the dawn of a multi-year live-coverage deal with FOX, the National Hot Rod Ass’n began modeling a newer, hipper style geared at attracting a fresh and younger audience.

LOOKING BACK: 1984 Firecracker 400

President Ronald Reagan (left) watches the final laps of the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int'l Speedway alongside broadcaster Ned Jarrett. (NASCAR Photo)

Richard Petty’s victory in the July 4 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int’l Speedway proved to be the biggest auto-racing story of 1984.

Kyle Busch’s Historic Championship Run

Kyle Busch captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year after missing 11 races because of an injury. (NASCAR Photo)

Kyle Busch hoped he’d finish the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on a high note. Hoisting the championship trophy wasn’t what he expected, but he made it a reality Nov. 22 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway.

LOOKING BACK: The 1981 Indianapolis 500

Bobby Unser won, then lost, then won the 1981 Indianapolis 500 in a series of controversial events. (IMS Photo)

The continuing saga of who won the Indianapolis 500 dominated the headlines throughout the second half of 1981 and the debate was still not settled when the year-end issue of NSSN rolled off the press.

Dixon Solidifies His Indy Car Legacy

Scott Dixon (left) poses with team owner Chip Ganassi after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Scott Dixon broke the cycle by winning his fourth Verizon IndyCar Series championship and further establishing himself as one of the greatest drivers in Indy car racing history.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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Today in the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings, we recognize the top five drivers of the 2015 season. Who did we rank as the top driver of the 2015 season?

PRI NOTES: Elliott Foundation Honors Stockon

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Chase Stockon got an early Christmas gift Friday afternoon during the PRI Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center.

PRI NOTES: Sachs Has Indy 500 Dreams

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If everything goes as planned, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could feature a car fielded by Eddie Sachs Racing.



It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another edition of SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems. Five drivers’ performances over the 2015 season take center stage this week.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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In this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings, we continue listing our top 15 drivers from this year. Who ranks sixth through 10th? Click to find out!


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