Racing History

Looking Back – March 9, 2011

Lamar Sloan outran Rod Perry and “Rags” Carter to win the modified stock-car feature Saturday night at Hialeah (Fla.) Speedway, but the evening will be best remembered for a pit-area fight between Bobby Allison and “Pee Wee” Griffin. Allison sent Griffin’s modified into the fence during the feature and Griffin, thinking the move was intentional, retaliated with his fists.

Late Arriver Vogler First To Finish Line In Inaugural Chili Bowl

CHILI STAR: Rich Vogler enjoys victory lane after winning the inaugural Chili Bowl Nationals in January 1989 at Tulsa, Okla. (Allen Horcher Photo)Rich Vogler...

A Snowstorm, A Fight And TV Launched NASCAR’s Success

READY TO RUMBLE: Bobby Allison attempts to tackle Cale Yarborough while Donnie Allison approaches and a pair of track workers attempt to separate the...
Justin Wilson celebrates an Indy car victory at Watkins Glen Int'l in 2009. (IndyCar Photo)

LOOKING BACK: Wilson Delivers For Dale Coyne

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1939 European Championship Was Title Nobody Won

In the 1930s, The International Ass’n of Recognized Automobile Clubs sanctioned a European Drivers Championship for Grand Prix cars consisting of the established national Grand Prix races, called Grandes Epreuves, literally “great tests.”

Torn From The Headlines: May 23, 1973

The Illini State, with more than a half hundred operating race tracks, speedways and fairgrounds and a long history of auto racing activity, may soon join Rhode Island as the only other state in the Union with nary a single active auto racing facility.

KNOXVILLE 2006: Schatz A Bridesmaid No Longer

Donny Schatz finally got to walk down the aisle at the Knoxville Nationals.
Darrell Waltrip is a five-time Coca-Cola 600 winner.

60 Years Of Memories

Heading into the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the history books are filled with statistics about NASCAR’s longest race.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 6, 2010

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: Curtis Turner sleeps behind the wheel of his NASCAR stock car during the 1966 version of Speedweeks at Daytona Int'l...

Torn From The Headlines – April 14, 2010

PARADE LAP: The USAC Championship Car field makes a parade lap along the frontstretch during its 1967 appearance at the famed Mont Tremblant road...

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