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First Lady Of Drag Racing Makes Her Final Top Fuel Pass

First Lady Of Drag Racing Makes Her Final Top Fuel Pass

Shirley Muldowney, “the first lady of drag racing,” made her final run down the quarter-mile on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, during the 39th annual…

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 1, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 1, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 31, 1960
Starting from the rear of the 38-car field, “Iggy” Katona drove a 1960 Ford to victory in Sunday’s…

Elliott’s $1 Million Score Moves NASCAR Toward Mainstream

Elliott’s $1 Million Score Moves NASCAR Toward Mainstream

NASCAR stock-car racing took a major step toward becoming a mainstream American sport on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, 1985, when Bill Elliott earned a…

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 25, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 25, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 24, 1960
Mario Andretti roared to his fifth-consecutive strictly stock feature victory Thursday night in a 25-lap event at the…

Clark Earns First Rear-Engine Victory At Milwaukee Mile

Clark Earns First Rear-Engine Victory At Milwaukee Mile

Jim Clark forever altered the American racing landscape on Aug. 18, 1963, when the Scotsman drove a rear-engined, Ford-powered Lotus to victory in the…

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 17, 1960
Colorful Allen Heath, known to West Coast race fans as the “Seattle Screwball,” claimed his third-straight California Racing…

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Roy Robbins, a 33-year-old mechanic from Louisville, Ky., earned $1,280 for winning the inaugural Super-Modified National Championship on Saturday night, July 29, 1961, at…

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 11, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 11, 2010

50 Years Ago – August 10, 1960
Police from 10 communities were called to New Jersey’s Wall Stadium Saturday night to disperse a screaming, shoving…

Salem Sprint-Car Crash Claims The Great Rich Vogler

Salem Sprint-Car Crash Claims The Great Rich Vogler

STANDING BY: Rich Vogler stands alongside his sprint car at Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 1989 racing season. (Larry Van Sickle Photo)The United States…

Ward Drives 11-Year-Old Midget To Surprise Road-Course Victory

Ward Drives 11-Year-Old Midget To Surprise Road-Course Victory

CHAMPION DRIVER: Rodger Ward’s victory in the Formula Libre race at Lime Rock, Conn., is still frequently talked about. (Armin Krueger Photo)Indianapolis 500 winner…

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