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SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

The month of May kicked off in a big way with a busy weekend of racing across the country and several drivers made the most of it by earning a spot on the SPEED SPORT Top Performers list.

MAGAZINE: Castroneves Chases 4th Indy Win

Helio Castroneves (Al Steinberg photo)

It’s difficult to consider three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves an “old-timer,” but birthdays don’t lie

INDY TRADITIONS: The Pagoda

The current Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda was completed in 2000. (IMS Photo)

Pagodas are very ancient architecture of Asian origin. They began as a place of worship, most commonly Buddhist, or at least a place to house sacred relics.

Tomaino Eyes 600th NASCAR Modified Start

Jamie Tomaino hopes to make his 600th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start Saturday at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. (NASCAR photo)

Next weekend in Connecticut a long-time short-track racer will achieve a milestone previously only accomplished at the pinnacle of the sport, and is unlikely to be matched in the regional ranks

INDY TRADITIONS: Borg-Warner Trophy

The Borg-Warner Trophy (IMS Photo)

BorgWarner commissioned the Borg-Warner Trophy in 1935. It has been awarded to the winner of every Indianapolis 500 since 1936 and is one of the most recognizable trophies in all of sports.

INDY: 1911, The Race That Started It All

Drivers race into the first turn of the 1911 Indianapolis 500

While many believe the 1911 Indianapolis 500 was the first auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, that’s not the case.

INDY TRADITIONS: The Brickyard

The Yard of Bricks at the finish line of Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of several unique traits the venue boasts. (IMS Photo)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway surface was originally gravel, limestone, tar and 220,000 gallons of asphaltum oil, applied by about 500 workers aided by 300 mules.

SPEED SPORT Photo Of The Week

Taylor Knapp slides on track after crashing during MotoAmerica action last weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

It’s time once again to recognize one of our great photography contributors by selecting the SPEED SPORT Photo of the Week.

Knowledge Is The Key For Slusher

Todd Slusher

So many elements, big and small, factor into the formula for success in racing

INDY TRADITIONS: Carb Day

Carb Day has long been a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (IMS Photo)

This refers to the day when the final practice session is held before the start of the Indy 500. It is a chance for teams to practice with their cars in race-day trim, focusing on endurance rather than the outright speed that is required for qualifying.

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