Racing History

Chili Bowl 1995: Beechler ‘Dunks’ Chili Bowl

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, 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.

Roosevelt Raceway Circuit Was Well Ahead Of Its Time

American road racing entered a new era on Oct. 12, 1936, when Italian Tazio Nuvolari won the new George Vanderbilt Cup during the grand opening of Roosevelt Raceway on New York’s Long Island.
Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning in 2009 at Sonoma Raceway. (NASCAR Photo)

LOOKING BACK: Kahne Survives At Sonoma

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Terry Labonte won two NASCAR Cup Series titles during his career, with the championships coming 12 years apart. (NASCAR Photo)

Racer Of The Day: Terry Labonte

One of stock-car racing’s most popular drivers, Terry Labonte began competing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 1978.

Torn From The Headlines: April 29, 1987

Yoo-hoo. He’s over here. Sitting behind that crowd of reporters, where he's been on Sunday afternoons after races most of the year. As a matter of fact, six of the eight afternoons that NASCAR’s major league drivers have buckled themselves in and gone racing, Dale Earnhardt has entered the confessional.
Richard Petty, driver of the #43 STP car is chased by Bobby Allison #22 during a Nascar Winston Cup race at the Riverside Raceway in Riverside, California. (Image by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Legendary Riverside Raceway

For NASCAR fans during the 1970s and ’80s, news from California’s Riverside Int’l Raceway in January meant a new season was soon to begin. 

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.

Torn From The Headlines – Dec. 1, 2010

Don Davis, the newly crowned California Racing Ass’n champion, dominated the 40-lap USAC sprint-car feature Sunday at the Rodeo Grounds in Clovis, Calif. It is believed to be the first time since the pre-war days of Jimmie Wilburn that an “outlaw” driver beat the big leaguers in his first time out.

Carolina Posse Was Feared Throughout The Southeast

CAROLINA CHARGER: Ralph Earnhardt was one of the stock-car racers from the 1950s and 1960s known in the South as the Carolina Posse. (NSSN...

Andy Granatelli Unveils Turbine-Powered Indy Car

'SPACE-AGE' RACING: The STP crew pushes Andy Granatelli's turbine-powered STP Paxton through the pits at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1967. (Chris Economaki Photo)On March...

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