Racing History

West Capital Raceway

West Capital Raceway Revisited

On a crisp winter day, we visited the site in West Sacramento, Calif., that was once West Capital Raceway.
Pocono 500

The Unique 1981 Pocono 500

Two years into the battle initiated in 1979 between USAC and the upstart CART for control of Indy car tracks, car owners and drivers, USAC seemed on the losing end.

Salem Sprint-Car Crash Claims The Great Rich Vogler

STANDING BY: Rich Vogler stands alongside his sprint car at Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 1989 racing season. (Larry Van Sickle Photo)The United States...

The Story Of The Chevrolet Brothers

There are few better known brands than Chevrolet. Millions own the internationally respected vehicles, but few realize the iconic company originated with three racing brothers — Louis, Gaston and Arthur Chevrolet.

The History Of 16th Street Speedway

While Tony Hulman labored to resurrect Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the ravages of neglect incurred during World War II, a new track took shape within sight of Hulman’s racing empire.  
Richard Petty in victory lane at Pocono Raceway in 1974.

Petty’s Pocono Double Dip

On Aug. 4, 1974, fans of NASCAR Cup Series racing filed through the turnstiles of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway to witness history in the making. 

LOOK BACK: TMC Transportation In Motorsports

While TMC Transportation announced its sponsorship of JR Motorsports and driver Michael Annett on Thursday, it’s certainly not the first time the company has been involved in motorsports.

Built In 1958, Vaca Valley Raceway Still Sits Idle

Sitting just off of Interstate 80 midway between Sacramento and San Francisco are the remains of a multi-purpose raceway waiting for someone to step in and rescue it.

Linda Vaughn: An American Classic

Linda Vaughn’s career soared as the iconic and shapely Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and few probably admired her teeth

KNOXVILLE: Through The Years

This year marks the 59th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. SPEED SPORT, one of the few motorsports properties with a longer history than the Nationals, has covered every one of them.

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