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USMTS Texas Tripleheader Kicks Off May

A tripleheader of races in Texas will kick off a busy month of May for the United States Modified Touring Series. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)

The United States Modified Touring Series returns to the Lone Star State this week for a tripleheader of $3,000-to-win contests in the Production Jars Southern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

INDY TRADITIONS: Winners’ Wreaths

The winner’s wreath appears to have made its Indianapolis 500 debut in 1960. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Long used in Grand Prix racing, the winner’s wreath at Indianapolis appears to have debuted in 1960, when a wreath featuring several dark yellow and brown flowers was placed on the shoulders of Jim Rathmann.

Dirt Classic I-80 Opens NSL Sprint Season

Danny Lasoski will lead the National Sprint League into the season-opening event this Friday at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska. (Jeff Arns photo)

The National Sprint League will open its season with the the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic I-80 on Friday at I-80 Speedway.

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

While rain halted a large amount of racing action around the United States last weekend, there was still plenty of racing to choose from in areas across the country. Which competitors performed well enough to earn a place on our SPEED SPORT Top Performers list?

Talladega Crashes Raise Safety Concerns

Three different cars, including the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick pictured here, ended up catching at least some air during Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

Is crashing part of racing, or does it add entertainment value to the sport?

Mann Back With Coyne For Indy 500

Pippa Mann has been confirmed to return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 100th Indianapolis 500. (IndyCar Photo)

For the fourth consecutive year Pippa Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Unsers Portland Vintage Co-Grand Marshals

Al Unser Sr. (left) and Al Unser Jr. will serve as the co-grand marshals of the Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland Int'l Raceway in July. (IndyCar Photo)

Al Unser and his son Al Unser Jr., who together account for six victories at the Indianapolis 500, will serve as co-grand marshals for the July 7-10 Sportscar Vintage Racing Ass’n Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland Int’l Raceway.

Courtney Force Ends Funny Car Drought

Courtney Force ended a lengthy winless drought with a victory on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway. (NHRA Photo)

Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Alon & Kimber-Smith Refuse To Lose

Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith shared the spoils of victory on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. (Michael Levitt/LAT Photo)

Tom Kimber-Smith survived a late-race charge by Renger van der Zande and held on to win Sunday’s two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona classes.

Beaubier Does New Jersey Rain Dance

Cameron Beaubier swept both MotoAmerica Superbike races on Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

Cameron Beaubier had a perfect day in imperfect weather at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday as the defending MotoAmerica Superbike champion won both races on a rainy day to vault himself back into championship contention.

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