Racing History

Beach

The Last Ride On The Beach

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.
Cecil Green

The Life And Tragic Death Of Early Racer Cecil Green

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.
parnelli jones

The Versatile Mr. Jones

The other day, Parnelli Jones was saying, “When I raced, never felt intimidated. I felt like I was the one doing the intimidating.”
Shelby Cobra

The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

“You know, it was America against the world with that car,” muses high-performance sports car racer and racing school founder Bob Bondurant.
Danny Oakes

Danny Oakes’ Long Life In Racing

“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

NASCAR Legend Raymond Parks

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.
Parsons

Johnny Parsons’ Riverside Dirt Car Run

By 1969, rear-engine cars had taken over USAC championship car pavement racing.
Chevrolet

The Story Of The Chevrolet Brothers

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.
Rear-engine

The Transition To Rear-Engine Cars

In 1963, a dramatic transition occurred at the top echelon of American open-wheel racing.
Darrell Waltrip

1992: Rain Left Darrell Waltrip Dancing

Davey Allison headed to Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 6, 1992, with an opportunity to win the Winston Million bonus.

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