Racing History

Torn From The Headlines: Nov. 5, 1980

Experts were pondering the move by the teams of the Formula One Constructor’s Ass’n to break away from the Federation International du Sport Auto in order to stage its own Grand Prix series in 1981.

Torn From The Headlines – June 23, 2010

ON THE RAIL: IMCA sprint cars hug the rail during competition at the South Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa in February 1966. (Chris Economaki...

Dirt-Track Racing Is Gaining Momentum As We Speak

Stories Of People Who Make A Living In Motorsports By Roger Slack Guest Columnist Roger Slack is Director of Events at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Born To Promote: Slack’s...

Bay Meadows Horse Track Had Grand Auto-Racing History

The history of U.S. auto racing is firmly rooted in fairgrounds dirt ovals — tracks originally built for horses. Though far less common, some privately owned horse tracks hosted auto races.

LOOKING BACK: Schatz Strikes Again At Knoxville

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

Different Lengths Led To Eventual 24-Hour Battle

The Rolex 24 at Daytona has long been an island of stability on the often turbulent sports-car racing scene. The Rolex sponsorship has been in place for 20 years. There have been rule changes from GTP coupes to open-cockpit World Sports Cars to the current Daytona Protoypes.

KNOXVILLE 2010: Shaffer Shocks Schatz At Knoxville

The engines could barely be heard above the crowd of 23,500 when Tim Shaffer slid under Donny Schatz and grabbed the lead.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 13, 2010

CHECKERED FLAG: Bobby Unser takes the checkered flag to win the April 1966 Indy car race held at New Jersey's Trenton Speedway. (Chris Economaki...

Torn From The Headlines – Feb. 10, 2010

AT THE WHEEL: Richard Petty sits behind the wheel of his No. 43 stock car on the grid prior to the 1967 Daytona 500....

Torn From The Headlines – June 30, 2010

PLAYING AROUND: Racing champions A.J. Foyt (left) and Cale Yarborough enjoy a playful moment prior to the October 1966 NASCAR Grand National race at...

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