Racing History

Cecil Green

The Life And Tragic Death Of Early Racer Cecil Green

An Aug. 8, 1951, article in National Speed Sport News stated that on Thursday, Aug. 2, a great little guy was laid to rest in Houston Texas, with hundreds of racing men and fans on hand.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Attracted Hoosiers Like Griffith

Born Clifton Reign Griffith in Nineveh, Ind., Feb. 6, 1916, Cliff Griffith spent his formative years in and around Indianapolis. Like most young men from central Indiana, he was inevitably drawn to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A Tale Of Two Earls And Others Just Like Them

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports BY STEW DOTY Guest Columnist A life-long race fan, Stew Doty is the Publisher of Racing Promotion Monthly,...

Soft Spoken Henry Banks Showed Great Driving Ability

Henry Banks didn’t look like a race-car driver. Soft spoken and well mannered, he looked more like an accountant or a teacher. Yet, behind the wheel of a race car, that Clark Kent persona disappeared, replaced with an extraordinary finesse, aggression and ability.

Motorsports Continues To Change For The Better

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports BY ROGER PENSKE Guest Columnist Roger Penske owns teams that compete in NASCAR, the Indy Racing League and...
Cale Yarborough in victory lane after winning his second Daytona 500. (NASCAR Photo)

Racer Of The Day: Cale Yarborough

Thousands of drivers have entered NASCAR competition since the sanctioning body was formed in 1948. Few, however, have enjoyed the recognition William Caleb “Cale” Yarborough has as one of the toughest and most determined drivers in history.
The 2012 Daytona 500

The 2012 Daytona 500: NASCAR’s Longest Day

Though some might not realize it, Sunday’s 62nd annual Daytona 500 was not the first one to be interrupted midway through and pushed to a second day to conclude.

Torn From The Headlines – Sept. 29, 2010

50 Years Ago - September 28, 1960 USAC Competition Director Henry Banks and driver representative Rodger Ward visited Charlotte Motor Speedway this week and expressed...

Torn From The Headlines: June 24, 1953

Pacing himself to an almost incredible degree, Dick Rathmann of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Alhambra, Calif., took the lead on the very first lap of today's International 200 lap stock car race at the Langhorne Speedway and never relinquished it, winning in three hours, six minutes and 14.18 seconds, driving a Hudson Hornet.

CAMRA Played Key Role In Open-Wheel Racing History

If producing great racing and graduating drivers to higher levels is the yardstick, then the supermodified group known as the Canadian American Modified Racing...

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