Racing History


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.

Moran Bags Baltes’s $1 Million Dirt-Late-Model Biggie

MILLION-DOLLAR MAN: Donnie Moran won the Eldora Million dirt-late-model race June 9, 2000. (NSSN Archives Photo)Donnie Moran claimed the richest prize in short-track racing...

Herb Harvey Made Junkyard Into His Own Dirt Track

Junkyard owner Herb Harvey built a dirt track next to a swamp in Lemon Township, north of Tunkhannock, Pa., and having no false modesty, named it after himself.

Racing Happened To LeeRoy

Born at a time when hard work and determination was a man’s currency, LeeRoy Yarbrough earned it. Like many youngsters who dreamed of driving fast cars for a living, he sharpened his skills on the short tracks in and around his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla.

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.
Gary Balough

Gary Balough: Hot Shoe’s Checkered Past

Gary Balough had the perfect nickname, “Hot Shoe,” and unlike many other racers, he more than lived up to his catchy moniker.

Looking Back At Chicago Area Racing History

Before getting too far along into the new racing season, let’s take a look back at Chicago area racing – 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
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.

Indy Cars Made One Tragic Attempt At Daytona Oval

On Feb. 11, 1959, 11 days before the first Daytona 500, former Hudson Hornet stock-car ace turned Indy-car driver Marshall Teague was asked to...
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.

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