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Free Air Fuels Balough’s Monster Syracuse Winner

IN THE NEWS: Page three of the Oct. 15, 1980, National Speed Sport News trumpeted Gary Balough’s Syracuse (N.Y.) victory. (NSSN Archives Photo)

“Air is free” was Gary Balough’s summation of the radical modified stock car he drove to victory in the 1980 Schaefer 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

Torn From The Headlines – Oct. 6, 2010

CHARLOTTE CHARGE: Charlie Glotzbach (99), Richard Petty (43) and Buddy Baker take the green flag for the Oct. 10, 1970, NASCAR Grand National race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Chris Economaki Photo)

A look back at the history of auto racing and National Speed Sport News for October 6, 2010.

NASCAR’s Cup Series Makes ts Final N. Wilkesboro Run

NASCAR’s Cup Series Makes ts Final N. Wilkesboro Run

It was only fitting that the final NASCAR Winston Cup event at North Wilkesboro Speedway was one of the most competitive races in the…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 29, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 29, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 28, 1960
USAC Competition Director Henry Banks and driver representative Rodger Ward visited Charlotte Motor Speedway this week and expressed…

Schumacher Triumphs At Indy In Formula One’s U.S. Return

Schumacher Triumphs At Indy  In Formula One’s U.S. Return

More than 225,000 people, the largest crowd in modern Formula One history, were on hand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sept. 24, 2000, as Michael…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 22, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 22, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 21, 1960
Nelson Stacey of Cincinnati clinched his third-consecutive MARC new car championship Sunday by winning the 250-lap event at…

Sprint-Car Star Opperman Suffers Violent USAC Crash

Sprint-Car Star Opperman Suffers Violent USAC Crash

The sprint-car racing world changed on Sept. 11, 1976, when Jan Opperman suffered a closed head injury during the Hoosier Hundred USAC Dirt Track…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 15, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 15, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 14, 1960
Billy Spade clinched the modified stock-car championship by finishing second to Jackie Reinhard in the 25-lap headliner Friday…

Jim McElreath Wins Big In Ontario Motor Speedway Debut

Jim McElreath Wins Big In Ontario Motor Speedway Debut

Jim McElreath scored the biggest victory of his 25-year racing career on Sept. 6, 1970, by winning the California 500, the first major race…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 8, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 8, 2010

50 Years Ago – September 7, 1960
Jim Gilchrist, 36, of Gardena, Calif., was killed Aug. 30 in the big car races at the Minnesota…

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