Racing History

PDA Boycotts ’Dega Opener; Brickhouse Is Unlikely Winner

Richard Brickhouse, a 29-year-old farmer from Rocky Point, N.C., won the Talladega 500 on Sept. 14, 1969, at Alabama Int’l Motor Speedway after more than 30 of stock-car racing’s top stars refused to compete.

Chili Bowl 2006: McCreadie Rides Low Line

Tim McCreadie used the low groove around the Tulsa Expo Raceway to shock a sold-out crowd and more than 270 other competitors in Saturday night’s 20th annual Chili Bowl Nationals. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event. Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Tragedy Defined 1993 NASCAR Season

The 1993 NASCAR Cup Series season was filled with incredible highs and unimaginable lows and there were many storylines to follow.
TMC

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.

Speedy Bobby Marshman’s Brief Career

It was May 30, 1964, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the crowd of more than 300,000 was stunned.
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.

Herb Harvey Made Junkyard Into His Own Dirt Track

Junkyard owner Herb Harvey built a dirt track next to a swamp in Lemon Township, north of Tunkhannock, Pa., and having no false modesty, named it after himself.

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.

Chili Bowl 1997: Snakebitten Boat Finally Wins

Snakebitten several years at the Chili Bowl Nationals, Billy Boat was not to be denied in 1997 as he blasted by Danny Lasoski on lap 44 to take the $6,000 triumph. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event. Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Jim Clark’s Stock Car Experiment

With two Formula One World Championships to his name, one would hardly consider Scottish driver Jim Clark a rookie. However, there he was racing around North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham with the traditional yellow rookie stripe on his bumper. Despite his world class credentials this was his first foray into NASCAR stock car racing and rules were rules, even for Jim Clark.

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