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Torn From The Headlines – Oct. 13, 2010

A.J. Foyt, 25, of Houston, Texas, held off Jim Hurtubise to win the Ted Horn-Bill Schindler Memorial Sunday at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway. Hurtubise challenged Foyt throughout the 50-lap feature, but fell a car length short at the checkered flag. With the victory, Foyt clinched the U.S. Auto Club’s Eastern sprint-car championship.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Attracted Hoosiers Like Griffith

Born Clifton Reign Griffith in Nineveh, Ind., Feb. 6, 1916, Cliff Griffith spent his formative years in and around Indianapolis. Like most young men from central Indiana, he was inevitably drawn to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Free Air Fuels Balough’s Monster Syracuse Winner

“Air is free” was Gary Balough’s summation of the radical modified stock car he drove to victory in the 1980 Schaefer 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

Winged Warriors

SHORT LIFESPAN: Donnie Allison (27) chases Bobby Isaac (71) and Charlie Glotzbach, two of the drivers who raced Dodge's winged Daytonas, during the 1970...

Auto Racing’s Worst Tragedy Plagues 1955 LeMans Enduro

The worst accident in auto-racing history, one that forever changed the sport, took place on June 11, 1955, during the 39th running of the 24-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance in Le Mans, France.

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