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LOOK BACK: No. 12 For Steve Kinser

Tyler Walker performs his cartwheel-back flip-round offs and P.J. Chesson celebrates victories by turning doughnuts and climbing the fence on the front straightaway.

Fuel-Strategy Lifts Patrick To First IndyCar Series Triumph

THE FIRST LADY: Danica Patrick celebrates her victory at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi in April 2008. (Shawn Payne/IRL IndyCar Photo)Danica Patrick made auto-racing history...

Torn From The Headlines – May 19, 2010

RIVALS: James Hylton (left) and David Pearson chat prior to a 1966 NASCAR Grand National event. (Chris Economaki Photo)50 Years Ago - May 18,...

LOOKING BACK: Saldana’s Triumphant Gold Cup

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

Cunningham Purchased Unique Offy Powerplant

Briggs Cunningham, a millionaire/sportsman based on Long Island, N.Y., was a pioneer in American sports-car racing. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, he...

Torn From The Headlines – Nov. 3, 2010

Colby Scroggins, driving the jet-black Blairs Offenhauser sprint car, won the 100-lap Grand Prix Saturday night at Ascot Stadium in Los Angeles, bringing down the curtain on the California Racing Ass’n season. Don Davis finished second in the race and edged Danny Jones by 44 points for the championship.

Torn From The Headlines – Jan. 27, 2010

HUGE CROWD: Roger McCluskey takes the checkered flag before a standing-room only crowd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis during the 1968 USAC...

Robbins Earned $1,280 For Winning 1st Knoxville Nationals

Roy Robbins, a 33-year-old mechanic from Louisville, Ky., earned $1,280 for winning the inaugural Super-Modified National Championship on Saturday night, July 29, 1961, at...

Torn From The Headlines – Oct. 6, 2010

A look back at the history of auto racing and National Speed Sport News for October 6, 2010.

Torn From The Headlines – Aug. 18, 2010

50 Years Ago - August 17, 1960 Colorful Allen Heath, known to West Coast race fans as the “Seattle Screwball,” claimed his third-straight California Racing...

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