Racing History

Torn From The Headlines: Aug. 14, 1974

Three score and four years of tradition and an estimated $8 million a year in hard cash remains hanging in the balance for auto racing as the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company on Monday again postponed an official announcement on abolition or curtailment of its racing program.

Torn From The Headlines: Aug. 2, 1995

Chrysler Corporation, a major factor in U.S. stock car racing in the 1960s and 1970, announced last week it is returning to NASCAR racing, effective immediately. The move broadens Chrysler’s motorsports programs from drag racing, showroom stock racing and its Neon production-car Celebrity Race activities to include the widely popular Sears Craftsman SuperTruck series

Torn From The Headlines: July 28, 1971

Richard Petty led all but 20 laps Saturday and beat James Hylton to the checkered flag by four laps to capture his seventh Nashville 420 NASCAR Grand National stock car race at Fairgrounds Speedway here.

Torn From The Headlines: July 20, 1988

While Pro Stock drag racer Bob Glidden was in Englishtown, N.J. Friday qualifying for the NHRA's Summernationals, lawyers were filing a lawsuit here on his behalf in Johnson County Circuit Court seeking $30 million from the International Hot Rod Ass'n and its owner Billy Meyer.

Torn From The Headlines: July 13, 2005

Needing a victory in the worst way to stay in contention for a spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled it off in Sunday's USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Torn From The Headlines: July 6, 1994

Should NASCAR be legally responsible for fatal accidents which occur at its races? A 4-month study conducted by The Orlando Sentinel, which appeared in the Florida daily as a three-part series with front-page placement June 26-28, seems to indicate it should.

Torn From The Headlines: June 27, 1979

“The object of winning a 500-mile race is to be there at the end of the day,” is a phrase often heard from A.J. Foyt.

Torn From The Headlines: June 24, 1953

Pacing himself to an almost incredible degree, Dick Rathmann of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Alhambra, Calif., took the lead on the very first lap of today's International 200 lap stock car race at the Langhorne Speedway and never relinquished it, winning in three hours, six minutes and 14.18 seconds, driving a Hudson Hornet.

Torn From The Headlines: June 19, 2002

Pikes Peak lnt’l Raceway may soon be part of the International Speedway Corp., according to sources within the garage area at this past weekend's Radisson Indy 225 Indy Racing League race at the one-mile oval.

Torn From The Headlines: June 11, 1969

Art Pollard, 42 years young, survived a first lap crash Sunday, got into another car and won his first national championship ever at a record breaking 112.-157 miles per hour before a record crowd of 41 789 at State Fair Park.

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