Racing History

Janet & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

On Friday, April 30, 1976 Janet Guthrie arrived at New Jersey's Trenton Speedway for her first USAC sanctioned race, the Trentonian 200.

Harkey’s Lifetime Of Colorful Adventures

Six-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bob Harkey has accumulated a lifetime of colorful adventures and 83 years of unforgettable tales to document them.

‘Neo-CanAm’ Was Liked By Some, But Hated By Others

CANAM PAIR: Driver Al Holbert (left) and team owner Carl Hogan stand alongside t The single-seat CanAm series sanctioned by the SCCA from 1977 to...

Speedway Motors Celebrating 60 Years

If performance is measured from zero to 60, Speedway Motors is just hitting its stride

Memorable Racers Are Still Making Memorable Moments

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports BY RON DRAGER Guest Columnist Ron Drager’s grandfather founded ARCA in 1953 and today Drager is the president...

Doubleheaders Were Once A Way Of Life

During the early days of NASCAR racing, doubleheader weekends were quite common
Jenson Button

LOOKING BACK: Button Claims Unlikely F-1 Crown

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.
Dario Franchitti takes the checkered flag to win the 2009 Honda Indy Toronto. (IndyCar Photo)

LOOKING BACK: Franchitti Bounces Back

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.

Torn From The Headlines – May 12, 2010

A MOMENT IN TIME: Mario Andretti (1) in the Hawk Ford rear-engined roadster won the pole for the June 1966 USAC National Championship race...

‘The Peruvian Flash’ Was Brief But Shining Star

INDY MAN: Manny Ayulo after qualifying for his fourth and final Indy 500 in 1954. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Manny Ayulo is sadly forgotten today,...

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