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Dick Karth, 66, is making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Road America, which is less than an hour from his hometown of Grafton, Wis.
Florida Speedweeks is one of the busiest weeks of racing all season. It’s been that way for a long time. In this photo gallery we see the 1973 edition of Florida Speedweeks through the camera of longtime NSSN Editor Chris Economaki. The trip included Volusia County Speedway, New Smyrna...
Paul Goldsmith celebrated his escape from blizzard-bound St. Clair Shores, Mich., by wheeling a Pontiac to victory in the opening USAC stock-car race of the season on the one-mile dirt oval at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Jim Rostek challenged Goldsmith, but finished second with Elmer Musgrave third.
Robert “Red” Byron, NASCAR’s first driving champion in 1948, suffered a heart attack Nov. 11 and was found dead in his Chicago hotel room. A stock-car pioneer who won numerous races prior to World War II, Byron, 45, was managing the Scarab sports car team at the time of his death.