Racing History

Martinsville Crash Claims Legendary Richie Evans

Richie Evans, one of the most successful short-track racers in history, was killed Oct. 24, 1985, while practicing for a NASCAR modified race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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...

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
West Capital Raceway

West Capital Raceway Revisited

On a crisp winter day, we visited the site in West Sacramento, Calif., that was once West Capital Raceway.
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.

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