Racing History

Bristol Motor Speedway hosted the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series in June of 2000 for the Living Air 100. (UDTRA File Photo)

LOOKING BACK: The Bristol Dirt Late Model Races

Bristol Motor Speedway and the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series made history in 2000. Twenty years ago this June to be exact.
Talladega

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.

Black Thursday Saw Racers Arrested In Drug Ring

IN THE NEWS: The above headline appeared on the Feb. 18, 1982, issue of National Speed Sport News. (NSSN Archives)Feb. 18, 1982, was identified...
1955 Indianapolis 500

1955: The Year Racing Nearly Died

During one of auto racing’s most dangerous eras, there was one exceedingly deadly year in which 100 spectators and a half dozen drivers, some of them racing icons, perished. 
1995 Brickyard 400 winner Dale Earnhardt. (NASCAR Photo)

The Life & Death Of Dale Earnhardt – Part 2

For millions of race fans around the world, it’s difficult to believe 20 years have passed since the tragic death of Dale Earnhardt. 

Sprint-Car Star Opperman Suffers Violent USAC Crash

The sprint-car racing world changed on Sept. 11, 1976, when Jan Opperman suffered a closed head injury during the Hoosier Hundred USAC Dirt Track...

The Legend Of Frank Lockhart

Considered America’s Golden Era of Sports, athletes such as Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and “Big” Bill Tilden dominated headlines during the 1920s.

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.
11 October 2013 - Ernie Irvan during media availability at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (HHP/Christa L Thomas)

Ernie Irvan’s Daytona 500 Upset

It’s been 30 years since Ernie Irvan celebrated the biggest victory of his NASCAR career. 
Jochen Rindt was posthumously crowned the Formula One champion in 1970 after dying in a crash during practice for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix.

World Champion Jochen Rindt

During his tragically brief life, Jochen Rindt’s rich talent, on-the-edge style and magnetic charisma captured the admiration of the media, fans and his peers alike.   

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