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Torn From The Headlines: Aug. 25, 2004

Veteran NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series competitor Tom Baldwin was killed in a crash Thursday night at Thompson Speedway. He was 57.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 6, 2010

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: Curtis Turner sleeps behind the wheel of his NASCAR stock car during the 1966 version of Speedweeks at Daytona Int'l...

Chicago Icon Wayne Adams Celebrates 100th Birthday

“Well good evening ladies and gentlemen.  Once again this is Wayne Adams bidding you welcome to Raceway Park.”

Chili Bowl 1994: Hillenburg Aces Chili Bowl

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event. Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Chili Bowl 1992: Swindell First Chili Bowl Repeater

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event. Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Revson’s Thrilling Indianapolis Pole Run

Forty years ago, not unlike today, Roger, “The Captain”, Penske, appeared to have the field covered for the 1971 Indianapolis 500
Clint Garner

LOOK BACK: Garner’s 360 Nationals Breakthrough

In his 14th attempt, Clint Garner finally found his way to victory lane during the 27th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway.

Stuntman, Racer Louis Tomei Became Indy Specialist

Another of the characters who made Indianapolis racing what it was in the first half of the last century, Louis Tomei led a colorful life both on and off the track.

Torn From The Headlines – April 7, 2010

A COLD DRINK: A.J. Foyt gets a cold drink on a pit stop during the USAC stock-car event at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in...
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The Transition To Rear-Engine Cars

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

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