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Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 10, 1988

Pages from February 10 1988

You take the high road or no road at all in the Daytona 500. Some of the 42 competitors who make up the field for the 12:15 start Sunday predict very little passing.

LOOKING BACK: 1992 Hooters 500

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After a season-long battle, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup championship was decided by which driver collected the five bonus points for leading the most laps during the Nov. 15 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

LOOKING BACK: Elliott Claims Winston Million

Bill Elliott earned a historic $1 million payday when he won the 1985 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (NASCAR Photo)

NASCAR stock-car racing moved from the sports page to the front page on Sept. 1, 1985, when Bill Elliott claimed the Winston Million after winning the 36th annual Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

LOOKING BACK: 1984 Firecracker 400

President Ronald Reagan (left) watches the final laps of the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int'l Speedway alongside broadcaster Ned Jarrett. (NASCAR Photo)

Richard Petty’s victory in the July 4 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int’l Speedway proved to be the biggest auto-racing story of 1984.

LOOKING BACK: The 1981 Indianapolis 500

Bobby Unser won, then lost, then won the 1981 Indianapolis 500 in a series of controversial events. (IMS Photo)

The continuing saga of who won the Indianapolis 500 dominated the headlines throughout the second half of 1981 and the debate was still not settled when the year-end issue of NSSN rolled off the press.

PHOTOS: NASCAR At Trenton In 1967

The field rolls towards the green flag prior to the start of the Northern 300 at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway on July 9, 1967. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out this classic photo gallery taken by our own Chris Economaki from the NASCAR event held at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway on July 9, 1967.

PHOTOS: USAC At Langhorne June 1966

Mario Andretti (1) and  Don Branson started on the front row for the USAC Champ Car Langhorne 100 on June 12, 1966. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out this classic photo gallery shot by our own Chris Economaki during a USAC Champ Car event held at Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway on June 12, 1966.

PHOTOS: USAC At Trenton 1968

Cars battle for position during a USAC event at Trenton (N.J.) Speedway in 1968. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out this classic photo gallery taken by our own Chris Economaki from a USAC event held at New Jersey’s Trenton Speedway in 1968.

PHOTOS: Can-Am At Bridgehampton 1967

Mark Donohue drove the Penske Lola T70 Mk.3B Chevrolet during the Can-Am event at the Bridgehampton Race Circuit in September 1967. (NSSN Archives Photo)

Check out photos from the Can-Am Challenge Cup event held at the Bridgehampton Race Circuit in Sag Harbor, N.Y., on Sept. 17, 1967.

PHOTOS: USAC At Winchester May 1968

The USAC sprint car field flows through a turn at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on May 5, 1968. (Chris Economaki Photo)

Check out this classic photo gallery shot by our own Chris Economaki during a USAC sprint car event held at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway on May 5, 1968.

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