Category archives for: Racing History

Mike Mosley’s Natural Racing Talent

Mike Mosley in 1981 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Though not as highly acclaimed as some he competed against, Mike Mosley was one of American racing’s most naturally talented drivers. In 2011, when racing historians, journalists and observers were ranking the top 33 drivers in the 100-year history of the Indianapolis 500, Mosley made most of the lists.

PHOTOS: 1966 Atlanta 500

Richard Petty communicates with a member of his crew during a pit stop in the 1966 Atlanta 500. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1966 NASCAR Atlanta 500 held at Atlanta Int’l Raceway in Hampton, Ga.

Beach Parade Returns For Fourth Year

U.S. Congressman Bill Posey with car owner Freddie Brookshire during the 2014 Historic Racing Legends Beach/Road Course Parade.

The fourth annual Historic Racing Legends Beach/Road Course Parade, scheduled for Feb. 14 is expected to attract a record number of vintage race cars and drivers and thousands of spectators from all over the country who want to see where and what brought the fascination of speed to the area and spread all over the world.

PHOTOS: NASCAR At Trenton In 1968

Richard Petty (43) battles alongside LeeRoy Yarbrough during the NASCAR Grand National Northern 300 at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway on July 14, 1968. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1968 NASCAR Grand National Northern 300 held at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway.

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.

Harkey’s Lifetime Of Colorful Adventures

Bob Harkey awaits the start of the 1973 Indianapolis 500 with his blown engine. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

Six-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bob Harkey has accumulated a lifetime of colorful adventures and 83 years of unforgettable tales to document them.

PHOTOS: 1967 Indianapolis 500

Mario Andretti (1), Dan Gurney (74) and Gordon Johncock made up the front row for the 1967 Indianapolis 500. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1967 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Foyt’s Famous Hut Hundred Victory

A.J. Foyt in 1961 (IMS Archives Photo)

From his native Texas to Daytona, Indianapolis and Le Mans, A.J. Foyt won hundreds of races during his career, but one of his most famous came in the 10th annual Hut Hundred midget race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Gurney & The Eagle’s Historic Victory

Dan Gurney on his way to winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in his Eagle chassis. (Bob Gates Photo Collection)

In a career filled with diverse and remarkable achievements, Dan Gurney’s most significant victory was winning the 1967 Belgium Grand Prix in an Indy car-based Eagle of his own design and construction.

PHOTOS: 1968 National 500 At Charlotte

The field prepares to go racing prior to the start of the 1968 National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out photos taken by our own Chris Economaki from the 1968 NASCAR National 500 held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

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