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If You Want To Go Racing, Take Your Safety Seriously

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports BY BOB LEITZINGER Guest Columnist Bob is a former national championship winning road racer. His son, Butch, is...

Clark Is More Than A GM, He’s City Manager At AMS

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports BY ED CLARK Guest Columnist Ed Clark is president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fast Fact: Clark...
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LOOKING BACK: Clauson Is Midget Week King

SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years.
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LOOKING BACK: Saldana Is An Ironman

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

LOOKING BACK: Hodnett Is National Open Star

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.

Carolina Posse Was Feared Throughout The Southeast

CAROLINA CHARGER: Ralph Earnhardt was one of the stock-car racers from the 1950s and 1960s known in the South as the Carolina Posse. (NSSN...

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.

Chili Bowl 2002: Stewart Nips Doty In Battle Of Mopar

The 25th annual Chili Bowl Nationals will be held Jan. 11-15 at the QuickTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway. In celebration of the Silver Anniversary of this prestigious indoor midget race, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com will be publishing the race reports that appeared in the pages of National Speed Sport News for the first 24 runnings of the event. Beginning with the inaugural event in 1987, race recaps will be posted on a daily basis from Dec. 18 through Jan. 10.

Cannonball Baker’s Racing Legacy Lives On

Cannonball Baker is an iconic name in the annals of motorcycle racing. The early 20th century rider was one of the sport’s first true heroes, possessing a celebrity that transcended his field of endeavor. His renown was such that President Herbert Hoover once said, “More people know Cannonball’s name than mine!”

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.

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