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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...

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 8, 2010

50 Years Ago - September 7, 1960 Jim Gilchrist, 36, of Gardena, Calif., was killed Aug. 30 in the big car races at the Minnesota...

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,...

Torn From The Headlines – Dec. 15, 2010

Purses paid to United States Auto Club sprint-car competitors during 1960 totaled $120,198, the most money paid in this division since 1956 when the total was $134,702. The average purse for the 21 races was $5,723.71, an all-time high. The average purse per mile was $219.34, second only to the championship division.

Looking Back – Feb. 2, 2011

Feuding between USAC and NASCAR is erupting again, this time over a USAC ban on Indianapolis 500 race drivers competing in the internationally sanctioned stock-car race at Daytona Int’l Speedway Feb. 26. USAC’s refusal to allow its members to participate resulted in a protest to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile by Bill France, the Daytona promoter and head of NASCAR.

Chili Bowl 2014: Clauson’s Big Night

Many-time USAC champion Bryan Clauson finally earned his first Golden Driller trophy Saturday night, topping the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway

Torn From The Headlines: March 17, 1954

Cotton Owens, of Spartanburg, S.C., was listed as the winner of Sunday afternoon’s thrilling modified stock car race at Harris Speedway here, but a final decision on the outcome will have to await a ruling by NASCAR, the sanctioning body.
Knoxville

KNOXVILLE 1981: The King Of Knoxville Again

Steve Kinser proved he still remembered the fast way around the Knoxville Raceway as he won his second consecutive National Sprint Car Championship Saturday night on the Iowa half-mile oval.

Torn From The Headlines – April 21, 2010

THROUGH THE INFIELD: Paul Hawkins (81) leads the 24 Hours of Daytona field through the infield portion of the course during the 1968 running...

Racing Industry Provides Friendship & A Few Laughs

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports By Irish Saunders Guest Columnist Saunders is Hoosier’s manager of contract sales. He is also the company’s product...

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