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Awesome Bill Had Humble Beginnings

Bill Elliott at Daytona Int'l Speedway in 1978 driving for his father George Elliott. (NASCAR Photo)

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career.

Chili Bowl 1997: Snakebitten Boat Finally Wins

THE BOWL: Billy Boat (15) chases Don Lehmann during the recent Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Boat went on to win. (Tom Davey Photo)

Snakebitten several years at the Chili Bowl Nationals, Billy Boat was not to be denied in 1997 as he blasted by Danny Lasoski on lap 44 to take the $6,000 triumph.

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.

Rough & Tough Paul Russo

Paul Russo straps into Herb Porter's Supercharged Offy prior to the 1955 Indianapolis 500. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Paul Russo was one tough race car driver. Born in Kenosha, Wis., in 1914, Russo was short, but weighed a muscular 190 pounds. Sometimes gruff, he wasn’t a man one wanted to cross on or off the track.

Chili Bowl 2006: McCreadie Rides Low Line

Tim McCreadie (1a) uses the inside curb to his advantage while battling with Jay Drake (71k) and Cory Kruseman during the 2006 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals feature. (David E. Heithaus Photo)

Tim McCreadie used the low groove around the Tulsa Expo Raceway to shock a sold-out crowd and more than 270 other competitors in Saturday night’s 20th annual Chili Bowl Nationals.

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.

Bullins Excited To Work With Wood Brothers

Jeremy Bullins, second from right, is ready to get started with Wood Brothers Racing. (WBR photo)

When Wood Brothers Racing picked Ryan Blaney in August as the new driver for the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion, they knew they were getting a young driver with NASCAR race wins and championships already on his resume. The rest of the package arrived with the Christmastime announcement that Jeremy Bullins, a young crew chief with championship credentials of his own, would lead the way for the iconic No. 21.

Chili Bowl 1989: Swindell Scores The Win

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM: Sammy Swindell poses in victory lane after going wire to wire for the win in the third annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Center Saturday night. (Tom Davey Photo)

A crowd of more than 3,000 was on hand to see sprint-car star Sammy Swindell dominate the third annual Original Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Expo Square’s indoor quarter-mile dirt track Saturday night.

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.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings Logo

It’s a new year, which means its time for a new edition of the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings! The Monster Energy AMA Supercross season has already begun and action has been intense during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Arizona, but did anyone do enough to move up the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?

Reinhardt: 354 & Still Counting

Bernie Reinhardt at Thunderhill Raceway in Wisconsin. (Dan Lewis Photo)

Bernie Reinhardt just went to the race track because it was something he loved to do. It’s also his identity to so many people, family and friends.

Millsaps Is Healthy & Ready To Ride

Davi Millsaps (18) is ready to hit the track again after missing the entire 2014 racing season due to injury. (Kawasaki Photo)

Davi Millsaps would have been excused if he had decided to retire after last season. After 10 up-and-down seasons in professional motocross and Supercross, the grind had taken its toll on his body.

Bobby Grim’s Amazing Racing Career

Bobby Grim (Bob Gates Archives Photo)

Curly-haired Bobby Grim charged out of Coal City, Ind., to become one of the best short-track drivers this country has ever produced.

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