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.
Bob Veith raced in 11 Indianapolis 500s. He never won, but that mattered little. Just competing in the 500 fulfilled his dreams and, he believed, defined him as a driver — and with good reason.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona has long been an island of stability on the often turbulent sports-car racing scene. The Rolex sponsorship has been in place for 20 years. There have been rule changes from GTP coupes to open-cockpit World Sports Cars to the current Daytona Protoypes.
Born Byron W. Hinkley in Elba, Neb., Oct. 28, 1898, Hinkley would come to be known as “Speed” on the California dirt tracks he...
Three months after Troy Ruttman took the 1952 Indianapolis 500 as the youngest winner in the iconic track’s history, he severely injured his right arm in a freak sprint-car accident at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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.
Cannonball Baker is an iconic name in the annals of motorcycle racing. The early 20th century rider was one of the sport’s first true heroes, possessing a celebrity that transcended his field of endeavor. His renown was such that President Herbert Hoover once said, “More people know Cannonball’s name than mine!”
Since Dwight Eisenhower’s first term in the White House, the Lincoln brand has had little involvement in motorsports.
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.
Legendary NASCAR team owner Bud Moore was elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame last month, the crowning achievement on a career which included victories, championships and distinguished service in the Army during World War II.