Category archives for: Racing History

Torn From The Headlines: March 3, 1993

Pages from March 03 1993

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

Pages from February 25 1981

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.

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 18, 1970

Pages from February 18 1970

Ford Motor Co., for several years the king pin on NASCAR’s Grand National stock car circuit, will sharply curtail its stock car performance program following Sunday’s rich Daytona 600.

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


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.


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