SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years, so we thought it would be fun to take a look back in the archives to see what happened 10, 25 and 50 years ago each week.
Sixty years after his death and nearly a century since his headline-grabbing exploits on two wheels and four, “Cannonball” Baker remains an iconic figure in motorsports and American culture.
Since April 1989, radial tires have been the standard for NASCAR’s top-three racing divisions.
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.
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SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years.
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.
Dozens of online and print sources recount the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. All of these sources record a race in Greenville, S.C., on Aug. 25, 1951.
Gary Balough had the perfect nickname, “Hot Shoe,” and unlike many other racers, he more than lived up to his catchy moniker.
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...
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