Racing History

O. Bruton Smith Takes Speedway Motorsports Public

THE EMPEROR: O. Bruton Smith looks over Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway during an early 1990s NASCAR event. (SMI Photo)The business of auto racing changed...

Torn From The Headlines – May 26, 2010

LEAVING: A.J. Foyt pulls away from the pits after making a stop en route to winning the 1967 Indianapolis 500. It was his third...

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 15, 2010

50 Years Ago - September 14, 1960 Billy Spade clinched the modified stock-car championship by finishing second to Jackie Reinhard in the 25-lap headliner Friday...

Torn From The Headlines – Oct. 20, 2010

50 Years Ago - The sports commission of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the world governing body of auto racing, announced that the Indianapolis 500 would no longer be part of the world driver’s championship. Instead, the Indianapolis race is now part of a six-event Intercontinental Cup Series that will debut in 1961.

PHOTOS: 1967 Daytona 500

Check out this classic photo gallery shot by our own Chris Economaki during the 1967 Daytona 500, held at Daytona Int'l Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Torn From The Headlines: March 10, 1999

Reynard will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000. It just won’t be the way everybody thinks.

Torn From The Headlines: Sept. 7, 1983

Willle Nelson wrote a song about Bobby Allison winning Monday's Southern 500.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 20, 2010

SIGNAGE: Mario Andretti poses with a fan and his sign of encouragement during qualifying for the 1968 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Chris...

Earnhardt Ties Petty With Seventh NASCAR Championship

Even though there were still two races remaining, the 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup season ended for thousands of stock-car fans on Oct. 23 when Dale Earnhardt clinched his seventh series championship by winning the AC Delco 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway.

Looking Back – March 2, 2011

After a tiring month as chief of operations for NASCAR Speedweeks, Bill France finally relaxed late Sunday following Marvin Panch’s Daytona 500 victory and said, “The race was safe, the weather was beautiful, the crowd was enormous, everything was perfect.” France wasted no time in predicting, “Attendance for the fourth Daytona 500 next year will be 15 percent larger.”

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