Racing History


Michigan Int’l Speedway Celebrates 50 Years

Michigan Int’l Speedway is a sweeping two-mile, high-banked race track located in the beautiful Irish Hills region of the Wolverine State.

LOOK BACK: Johnson Up To The SPEED SPORT Challenge

Jason Johnson doubled down Friday night at Knoxville Raceway, winning the SPEED SPORT World Challenge and its $10,000 top prize only an hour after winning the Hard Knox qualifying feature.

Torn From The Headlines – May 19, 2010

RIVALS: James Hylton (left) and David Pearson chat prior to a 1966 NASCAR Grand National event. (Chris Economaki Photo)50 Years Ago - May 18,...

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 11, 2010

50 Years Ago - August 10, 1960 Police from 10 communities were called to New Jersey’s Wall Stadium Saturday night to disperse a screaming, shoving...

CoT Is What NASCAR Needs To Make Racing A Better Show

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports By Humpy Wheeler Guest Columnist Wheeler is the president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord,...
Helio Castroneves won his third Indianapolis 500 in 2009. (IndyCar Photo)

Looking Back: Helio’s Third Indy 500

SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years, so we thought it would be fun to take a look back in the archives to see what happened 10, 25 and 50 years ago each week.

LOOKING BACK: Saldana’s Triumphant Gold Cup

SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years.

Rose Had A Marvelous Career At The Indianapolis 500

INDY ACES: Mauri Rose drove Lou Moore's No. 3 to his third Indy 500 victory in 1948. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo) Born May 26,...

Rickenbacker Was A Racer On And Off The Track

DRIVING ACE: Eddie Rickenbacker and his co-driver prior to the 1916 Indianapolis 500. (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo)Long before Ohio-born Eddie Rickenbacker was America’s Ace...

Happy Birthday Chris!

National Speed Sport News Editor Chris Economaki turns 90 years old Friday (Oct. 15).

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