Frank Luptow made it eight feature wins to his credit as he bowed his farewell to the fans at Tampa Speedway Park in preparation for the summer circuit of northern racing.
Yoo-hoo. He’s over here. Sitting behind that crowd of reporters, where he's been on Sunday afternoons after races most of the year. As a matter of fact, six of the eight afternoons that NASCAR’s major league drivers have buckled themselves in and gone racing, Dale Earnhardt has entered the confessional.
Constantly looking for ways to better dirt-track racing for fans and competitors alike, Lindy Vicari, promoter and president of the Reading Fairgrounds, is currently experimenting with another revolutionary move in track maintenance.
Buck Baker and his No. 89 Hudson Hornet turned in another thrilling expose of driving prowess by walking off with the 200-lap, 100-mile NASCAR Grand National Strictly Stock Classic here on the fast, hard half-mile clay oval as the 1952 Stock Car season opened at the Columbia oval.
Danny Lasoski scored one for the short-track racers of America as he became the second World of Outlaws driver to win in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions.
Local promoter Ralph Sanchez is in hopes of putting together an acceptable proposal to build a new permanent race facility — including a road course and an oval — in the South Florida area. The complex would not only be the new home for the Nissan-backed Miami Camel GT race, but would provide year-round testing facilities.
USAC national champion Gordon Johncock “drove it flat-out and resisted a temptation to put my foot on the brake” as he made Indianapolis Motor Speedway history Saturday with the first 200-mph lap.
Cotton Owens, of Spartanburg, S.C., was listed as the winner of Sunday afternoon’s thrilling modified stock car race at Harris Speedway here, but a final decision on the outcome will have to await a ruling by NASCAR, the sanctioning body.
Reynard will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000. It just won’t be the way everybody thinks.
Indy Car teams won’t have to worry about a Japanese invader — at least in the near future.