The date was Feb. 23, 1958, when Paul Goldsmith took a Sunday ride and captured the final NASCAR Grand National stock car race on the famed 4.1-mile beach course course.
An Aug. 8, 1951, article in National Speed Sport News stated that on Thursday, Aug. 2, a great little guy was laid to rest in Houston Texas, with hundreds of racing men and fans on hand.
The other day, Parnelli Jones was saying, “When I raced, never felt intimidated. I felt like I was the one doing the intimidating.”
“You know, it was America against the world with that car,” muses high-performance sports car racer and racing school founder Bob Bondurant.
“When I started racing,” recalled Danny Oakes during an interview prior to his death, “my mother told me, ‘Danny, you’re going to get killed in those damn race cars, just like all the rest of ’em.’"
Raymond Parks, one of Atlanta’s most successful businessmen, made his fortune in a quiet, unassuming way through his small conglomerate of liquor stores, cigarette and novelty machines, real estate and gas stations.
By 1969, rear-engine cars had taken over USAC championship car pavement racing.
There are few better known brands than Chevrolet. Millions own the internationally respected vehicles, but few realize the iconic company originated with three racing brothers — Louis, Gaston and Arthur Chevrolet.
In 1963, a dramatic transition occurred at the top echelon of American open-wheel racing.
Davey Allison headed to Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 6, 1992, with an opportunity to win the Winston Million bonus.