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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?

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we at SPEED SPORT would like to stop and give thanks to some of the best performances in the racing world this weekend. Who makes our SPEED SPORT Top Performers list this week?

TOP TEN: Winningest NASCAR Cup Families


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has come to a close, but it’s never the wrong time to discuss some of the sport’s best drivers. For the first edition of SPEED SPORT Top Ten, here’s a look at the winningest families in Cup Series history. Families with only one points race winner aren’t included, so folks like the Elliotts will have to wait – for now.

George Amick’s Tragic Daytona Race

George Amick at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

During a nickname-prone era, journalists tagged him “Little” George Amick. Though diminutive in stature, he loomed large in bravery, resolve and talent. Attributes he emphatically displayed during his tragically brief career.


Hidden Gems

Some of the best short-track racing all year happened over the weekend, but it wasn’t the only exciting on-track action. Check out the five drivers whose results put them in this week’s edition of SPEED SPORT Hidden Gems.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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Another week of racing brought some incredible finishes and surprise winners. Were any upset specialists able to knock off the big names at the top of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings?


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