Racing History

Torn From The Headlines: Aug. 2, 1995

Chrysler Corporation, a major factor in U.S. stock car racing in the 1960s and 1970, announced last week it is returning to NASCAR racing, effective immediately. The move broadens Chrysler’s motorsports programs from drag racing, showroom stock racing and its Neon production-car Celebrity Race activities to include the widely popular Sears Craftsman SuperTruck series

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 13, 2010

CHECKERED FLAG: Bobby Unser takes the checkered flag to win the April 1966 Indy car race held at New Jersey's Trenton Speedway. (Chris Economaki...
Knoxville

LOOK BACK: No. 12 For Steve Kinser

Tyler Walker performs his cartwheel-back flip-round offs and P.J. Chesson celebrates victories by turning doughnuts and climbing the fence on the front straightaway.

Torn From The Headlines: March 17, 1954

Cotton Owens, of Spartanburg, S.C., was listed as the winner of Sunday afternoon’s thrilling modified stock car race at Harris Speedway here, but a final decision on the outcome will have to await a ruling by NASCAR, the sanctioning body.

Late Arriver Vogler First To Finish Line In Inaugural Chili Bowl

CHILI STAR: Rich Vogler enjoys victory lane after winning the inaugural Chili Bowl Nationals in January 1989 at Tulsa, Okla. (Allen Horcher Photo)Rich Vogler...

Modifieds Had Their Day At Daytona Int’l Speedway

DAYTONA DASHER: Richie Evans and his No. 61 Dewitt Camaro dominated modified racing at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (NSSN Archives Photo) Modified coupes were an integral...

Torn From The Headlines – June 9, 2010

TRACK TALK: Dan Gurney (left) and Jerry Grant enjoy a pre-race chat prior to a 1967 Can-Am road racing event at the Bridgehampton Road...
Knoxville

LOOK BACK: Johnson Stuns Schatz In Knoxville Finale

Jason Johnson did what few thought could be done.

Looking Back – Feb. 23, 2011

Lee Petty won the 150-mile Cannonball Division race for compact stock cars Sunday at Daytona Int’l Speedway. The former hog farmer from Randleman, N.C., averaged 83.564 mph over a tricky 3.1-mile course. Petty’s Plymouth Valiant was 44 seconds ahead of “Fireball” Roberts’s Pontiac Tempest at the checkered flag.

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...

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