A Lesson in History

Indy Cars Made One Tragic Attempt At Daytona Oval

On Feb. 11, 1959, 11 days before the first Daytona 500, former Hudson Hornet stock-car ace turned Indy-car driver Marshall Teague was asked to...

Traco Engineering Shop Was ‘Organized Confusion’

There was a time when a small, brick-front building in an industrial section of L.A., lodged between Helen’s Café and Jim Narin’s Machine Shop, housed the most important race shop in America.

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...

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...

Bobby Brown Has Enjoyed Long Road-Racing Journey

Bobby Brown’s racing career has spanned the half century from 1960 to 2010. He has raced Corvettes and Cobras in the heyday of SCCA...

Seneca Lodge Has Been Racing Landmark For 60 Years

HOME TO RACERS: The Seneca Lodge In Watkins Glen, N.Y., has hosted racers for 60 years. (Seneca Lodge Photo) The first stop for Will...

Steam Dreams Never Made It To The Indianapolis 500

STEAM CAR: While the car was complete for the Lear steam car project, the engine was never ready for Indianapolis. (Photo Courtesy Kevin Triplett)The...

Ferrari Made Its First Indy Appearance In 1952

FERRARI AT INDY: Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1952. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo) Few names in all of auto racing...

Winged Sportsman Cars Ruled California In Mid 1970s

One of the most interesting things about short-track racing is the evolution of local rules, which created some fascinating offshoots, perhaps none more so than the unique sportsman division of central California.

Barry Kettering Won More Than His Share Of Sprint-Car Races

BIG-TIME WINNER: Barry Kettering was one of the top sprint-car winners in the Upper Midwest in the 1960s and 1970s. (Bob Gates Collection Photo)...

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