Racing History

Billy Boat

TFTH: A Big Day For Texans At Indy

It was a great day for the state of Texas during Satur­day’s Indianapolis 500 pole qualifications as Billy Boat won the pole for team owner A.J. Foyt of Houston.

Elliott’s Talladega Speed Record Stands Test Of Time

In terms of sheer speed, the man who stands on the top of the mountain in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is still Bill Elliott.

George Salih’s Radical Indy Winner

At one time George Francis Salih aspired to be a priest. Then in a life-changing revelation, he discovered automobiles.

Daytona: It Started On The Beach

The tall, gangling, service station owner mingled with the crowd that was jammed along the glistening white sand of Daytona Beach, Fla., straining to glimpse the thundering beast that could be heard long before it was seen.
Fred Lorenzen

The Sudden Retirement Of Fred Lorenzen

The sudden retirement of Carl Edwards prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is reminiscent of the day when another of stock car racing’s greatest stars stepped away during the prime of his career.

The Legend Of Bobby Grim

Lee Kunzman won his first USAC race driving Bobby Grim’s midget at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway in 1968.

LOOK BACK: TMC Transportation In Motorsports

While TMC Transportation announced its sponsorship of JR Motorsports and driver Michael Annett on Thursday, it’s certainly not the first time the company has been involved in motorsports.
Black Devil

Early Racing’s ‘Black Devil’

In the romanticized, colorful jargon of what’s been described as America’s “Golden Age” of auto racing — the 1920s — he was given the colorful moniker the “Black Devil.”
Ed Elisian

The Star-Crossed Career Of Ed Elisian

Ed Elisian was, perhaps, one of the most star-crossed drivers in the history of American racing.
Rodger Ward

Rogder Ward’s ‘Big Decision’

Through the night of the 1955 Indianapolis 500 Rodger Ward sat alone in the cavernous grandstands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was despondent and deep in thought.

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