Racing History

LOOK BACK: Johnson Up To The SPEED SPORT Challenge

Jason Johnson doubled down Friday night at Knoxville Raceway, winning the SPEED SPORT World Challenge and its $10,000 top prize only an hour after winning the Hard Knox qualifying feature.

Rickenbacker Was A Racer On And Off The Track

DRIVING ACE: Eddie Rickenbacker and his co-driver prior to the 1916 Indianapolis 500. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo)Long before Ohio-born Eddie Rickenbacker was America’s Ace...

Looking Back – Feb. 9, 2011

Paul Goldsmith celebrated his escape from blizzard-bound St. Clair Shores, Mich., by wheeling a Pontiac to victory in the opening USAC stock-car race of the season on the one-mile dirt oval at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Jim Rostek challenged Goldsmith, but finished second with Elmer Musgrave third.
Donnie Allison is a 10-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. (NASCAR Photo)

Racer Of The Day: Donnie Allison

Long ago, Bobby Allison issued a challenge to his younger brother, Donnie, saying that he’d never become a race car driver.

Looking Back – Feb. 16, 2011

Bob DeJong and Dean Holden won the 30-lap features as the indoor midget season concluded with two nights of racing at California’s Oakland Exposition Building. Tommy Copp finished fifth in the Saturday finale to claim the Pacific Coast Indoor Racing Championship. Copp, who won the 1959 title, edged Johnny Baldwin by 17 points.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 27, 2010

HUGE CROWD: Roger McCluskey takes the checkered flag before a standing-room only crowd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis during the 1968 USAC...

Torn From The Headlines: July 20, 1988

While Pro Stock drag racer Bob Glidden was in Englishtown, N.J. Friday qualifying for the NHRA's Summernationals, lawyers were filing a lawsuit here on his behalf in Johnson County Circuit Court seeking $30 million from the International Hot Rod Ass'n and its owner Billy Meyer.

Weatherly Pieces Together Rides En Route To 1963 Title

IN THE SEAT: Joe Weatherly won the 1963 NASCAR championship driving five different makes in the process. (NASCAR Archives Photo) Joe Weatherly won the...
1959 Daytona 500

1959 Daytona: The Ultimate Photo Finish

While the 60th annual Daytona 500 will take the green flag later today, there have been so many historic happenings during the Daytona 500 it has become known as The Great American Race.
LOOKING BACK: Dale Earnhardt

LOOKING BACK: Dale Earnhardt’s First Cup Win

Dale Earnhardt became the first rookie to win a NASCAR Winston Cup race since 1974 by outdueling NASCAR's best to post a $19,800 victory in the 19th annual Southeastern 500 at Bristol Int'l Raceway on April 1, 1979.

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