Category archives for: Torn From The Headlines

Torn From The Headlines – July 28, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – July 28, 2010

LAUGHING OUT LOUD: Drivers Ronnie Duman (left) and Al Unser enjoy a laugh during a 1968 USAC program at Ohio’s Dayton Speedway. (Chris Economaki…

Winged Warriors

Winged Warriors

SHORT LIFESPAN: Donnie Allison (27) chases Bobby Isaac (71) and Charlie Glotzbach, two of the drivers who raced Dodge’s winged Daytonas, during the 1970…

NASCAR Stock Cars Make Initial Visit To Indianapolis Oval

NASCAR Stock Cars Make Initial Visit To Indianapolis Oval

GETTING WITH THE PROGRAM: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars tested at Indianapolis in July 1992. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo)The roar of NASCAR Winston Cup…

Torn From The Headlines – July 21, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – July 21, 2010

THE TROPICS: National Speed Sport News Editor Chris Economaki attended auto races all around the world. He snapped this shot during the World Formula…

Auto Racing’s Worst Tragedy Plagues 1955 LeMans Enduro

A BAD DAY: The cover of the June 15, 1955, issue of National Speed Sport News captured the tragedy at Le Mans. (NSSN Archives Photo)

The worst accident in auto-racing history, one that forever changed the sport, took place on June 11, 1955, during the 39th running of the 24-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance in Le Mans, France.

Torn From the Headlines

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Female Racers Break Through With Major Race Victories

Female Racers Break Through With Major Race Victories

CELEBRATION: Bev Griffis enjoys her breakthrough USAC victory in the summer of 1986. (Rick Bell Photo)Two female drivers — Bev Griffis and Patty Moise…

Torn From The Headlines – July 14, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – July 14, 2010

IN THE SEAT: Australian Formula One driver Denny Hulme sits in the cockpit of his McLaren F-1 car prior to a practice session for…

President On Hand As Petty Grabs 200th NASCAR Victory

President On Hand As Petty Grabs 200th NASCAR Victory

THE KING WINS: Page three of the July 11, 1984, issue of National Speed Sport News touted Richard Petty’s 200th victory. (NSSN Archives Photo)When…

Torn From The Headlines – July 7, 2010

Torn From The Headlines – July 7, 2010

GETTING STARTED: Richard Petty (43) leads the field to the green flag at the start of the 1966 July NASCAR event at Daytona Int’l…

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