Racing History

Santa Fe Speedway Had Long History In Chicago

STOCKER: Santa Fe Speedway star Bill Van Allen used a Studebaker Lark to capture the track's late-model title in 1963. (Vince Mayer Photo) Perhaps...

Winged Warriors

SHORT LIFESPAN: Donnie Allison (27) chases Bobby Isaac (71) and Charlie Glotzbach, two of the drivers who raced Dodge's winged Daytonas, during the 1970...

NASCAR Stock Cars Make Initial Visit To Indianapolis Oval

GETTING WITH THE PROGRAM: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars tested at Indianapolis in July 1992. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo)The roar of NASCAR Winston Cup...

Torn From The Headlines – July 21, 2010

THE TROPICS: National Speed Sport News Editor Chris Economaki attended auto races all around the world. He snapped this shot during the World Formula...

Auto Racing’s Worst Tragedy Plagues 1955 LeMans Enduro

The worst accident in auto-racing history, one that forever changed the sport, took place on June 11, 1955, during the 39th running of the 24-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance in Le Mans, France.

Torn From the Headlines

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‘The Peruvian Flash’ Was Brief But Shining Star

INDY MAN: Manny Ayulo after qualifying for his fourth and final Indy 500 in 1954. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Manny Ayulo is sadly forgotten today,...

Female Racers Break Through With Major Race Victories

CELEBRATION: Bev Griffis enjoys her breakthrough USAC victory in the summer of 1986. (Rick Bell Photo)Two female drivers — Bev Griffis and Patty Moise...

Torn From The Headlines – July 14, 2010

IN THE SEAT: Australian Formula One driver Denny Hulme sits in the cockpit of his McLaren F-1 car prior to a practice session for...

Great Bend, Kan., Still Playing Role In Drag Racing

TRACK PREP: Volunteer members of the Sunflower Rod & Custom Ass'n prepare the drag strip at Great Bend, Kan. (SRCA Photo) Not many operating...

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