Racing History

Daytona

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.
Grim

The Legend Of Bobby Grim

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

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.
Danny Caruthers

One Glorious Summer For Danny Caruthers

Danny Caruthers took the ultra-competitive USAC national midget championship circuit by storm one glorious summer — and then suddenly was gone.
Oldsmobile

TFTH: GM’s Dropping Of Olds No Problem For IRL

Despite General Motors’ Dec. 12 announcement it will phase out the Oldsmobile division over the next few years, it should not have a lasting impact on its current and future involvement in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series for which it supplies engines.
Goodyear

TFTH: Goodyear Ends Dirt Tire Era

In a surprise announcement last week Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said it will cease production of specialized racing tires for motorcycles and most dirt track cars in order to concentrate future tire development on other areas of motorsports

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