Category archives for: Racing History

Torn From The Headlines: April 23, 1975

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Constantly looking for ways to better dirt-track racing for fans and competitors alike, Lindy Vicari, promoter and president of the Reading Fairgrounds, is currently experimenting with another revolutionary move in track maintenance.

Torn From The Headlines: April 16, 1952

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Buck Baker and his No. 89 Hudson Hornet turned in another thrilling expose of driving prowess by walking off with the 200-lap, 100-mile NASCAR Grand National Strictly Stock Classic here on the fast, hard half-mile clay oval as the 1952 Stock Car season opened at the Columbia oval.

Torn From The Headlines: April 7, 2004

Danny Lasoski led every lap of the IROC event at Texas Motor Speedway in 2004. (Harold Hinson Photo)

Danny Lasoski scored one for the short-track racers of America as he became the second World of Outlaws driver to win in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions.

Torn From The Headlines: April 3, 1991

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Local promoter Ralph Sanchez is in hopes of putting together an acceptable proposal to build a new permanent race facility — including a road course and an oval — in the South Florida area. The complex would not only be the new home for the Nissan-backed Miami Camel GT race, but would provide year-round testing facilities.

Torn From The Headlines: March 23, 1977

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USAC national champion Gordon Johncock “drove it flat-out and resisted a temptation to put my foot on the brake” as he made Indianapolis Motor Speedway history Saturday with the first 200-mph lap.

Torn From The Headlines: March 17, 1954

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Cotton Owens, of Spartanburg, S.C., was listed as the winner of Sunday afternoon’s thrilling modified stock car race at Harris Speedway here, but a final decision on the outcome will have to await a ruling by NASCAR, the sanctioning body.

MAGAZINE: The Legend Of Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby created one of the most legendary race cars of the 1960s, the Shelby Cobra. (Ford Motor Co. Photo)

Celebrated in song, books and movies, the Shelby Cobra ingrained itself in American pop culture. Its appeal remains so strong that five decades later original Cobras command millions, on the rare occasion one comes up for auction.

Torn From The Headlines: March 10, 1999

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Reynard will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000. It just won’t be the way everybody thinks.

Torn From The Headlines: March 3, 1993

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Indy Car teams won’t have to worry about a Japanese invader — at least in the near future.

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 25, 1981

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A one-woman crusade by an Orange, Calif., sports car driver has breathed a little life into Ontario Motor Speedway and raised hopes that the moribund racing facility may still survive.

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