In French they are called “noms de course” — racing names, and they have been used since the infant days of the sport in the 1890s.
Bob DeJong and Dean Holden won the 30-lap features as the indoor midget season concluded with two nights of racing at California’s Oakland Exposition Building. Tommy Copp finished fifth in the Saturday finale to claim the Pacific Coast Indoor Racing Championship. Copp, who won the 1959 title, edged Johnny Baldwin by 17 points.
“The Snake”, “Fashion Frank” and “The Lynwood Leadfoot” were several nicknames of stock car racer Frank Gawlinski, who died Nov. 23 at the age of 71
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...
SPEED SPORT has been reporting on and covering motorsports happenings from all over the world for 85 years.
A.J. Foyt, 25, of Houston, Texas, held off Jim Hurtubise to win the Ted Horn-Bill Schindler Memorial Sunday at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway. Hurtubise challenged Foyt throughout the 50-lap feature, but fell a car length short at the checkered flag. With the victory, Foyt clinched the U.S. Auto Club’s Eastern sprint-car championship.
Even though James Harvey Hylton was victorious only twice during his NASCAR Cup Series career, his popularity earned him many close friends in the garage area and thousands of fans around the world.
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.
Jim Clark forever altered the American racing landscape on Aug. 18, 1963, when the Scotsman drove a rear-engined, Ford-powered Lotus to victory in the...
CHILI STAR: Rich Vogler enjoys victory lane after winning the inaugural Chili Bowl Nationals in January 1989 at Tulsa, Okla. (Allen Horcher Photo)Rich Vogler...
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