Racing History

Hamilton Drove Petty Car To Surprising Daytona Victory

The winner of the 12th running of the Daytona 500, which took place Feb. 22, 1970, at Daytona Int’l Speedway, was a driver few could have predicted.

Teammate Collins Handed 1956 F-1 Title To Fangio

A CHARGER: A vintage photo of Juan Manuel Fangio while driving a Mercedes road-racing machine. (NSSN Archives Photo) In recent years, the Lords of...
Danny Oakes

Danny Oakes’ Long Life In Racing

“When I started racing,” recalled Danny Oakes during an interview prior to his death, “my mother told me, ‘Danny, you’re going to get killed in those damn race cars, just like all the rest of ’em.’"
IN THE SEAT: California dirt-track driver Byron W. “Speed” Hinkley in 1930. (Jim Thurman Collection Photo)

Speed Hinkley Made Mark In Early Days Dirt Racing

Born Byron W. Hinkley in Elba, Neb., Oct. 28, 1898, Hinkley would come to be known as “Speed” on the California dirt tracks he...

Torn From The Headlines: Feb. 25, 1981

A one-woman crusade by an Orange, Calif., sports car driver has breathed a little life into Ontario Motor Speedway and raised hopes that the moribund racing facility may still survive.
Tony George was embroiled in a family feud of sorts 10 years ago. (IMS Archives Photo)

LOOKING BACK: Was Tony George In Or Out?

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Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 16, 1953

Paul Goldsmith, expert motorcycle racer from St. Clair Shores, Mich., switched to a four wheeled mount Sunday afternoon and came home the winner in the first annual “Detroit Open,” a late model stock car race open to feature winners and record holders from various stock car circuits.

Speedway Motors Celebrating 60 Years

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

CAMRA Played Key Role In Open-Wheel Racing History

If producing great racing and graduating drivers to higher levels is the yardstick, then the supermodified group known as the Canadian American Modified Racing...

Speedy Bobby Marshman’s Brief Career

It was May 30, 1964, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the crowd of more than 300,000 was stunned.

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