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Racer Of The Day: Danny
Danny Lasoski is one of the rare race car drivers who earned success and popularity on the local, regional and national level.
Terry Labonte won two NASCAR Cup Series titles during his career, with the championships coming 12 years apart. (NASCAR Photo)
One of stock-car racing’s most popular drivers, Terry Labonte began competing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 1978.
J.J. Yeley has had a long NASCAR career, but he was also a successful short-track competitor. (NASCAR Photo)
J.J. Yeley is best-known today as a journeyman NASCAR driver, competing sporadically in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series.
Dario Franchitti celebrates in victory lane after one of his three Indianapolis 500 triumphs. (IMS Photo)
When Scottish driver Dario Franchitti made his Champ Car World Series debut in 1997 after racing in the German Touring Car Championship, few would have imagined he’d become a legendary open-wheel racer.
Hurley Haywood was among the best sports car racers of his generation. (NSSN Archives Photo)
Hurley Haywood is without a doubt one of the most successful American endurance racers in history.
Racer of the Day: Mark Kinser
Mark Kinser’s journey in motorsports began selling copies of National Speed Sport News in the pits as a 10-year-old and culminated with his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2014.
Cale Yarborough in victory lane after winning his second Daytona 500. (NASCAR Photo)
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.
Gary Scelzi won Top Fuel and Funny Car titles in NHRA competition. (NSSN Archives Photo)
Today, Gary Scelzi may be better known for his two sprint car racing sons — Dominic and Giovanni — but he’s one of the most prolific drag racers of all time.
Frankie Kerr in victory lane at Attica Raceway Park in 1994. (NSSN Archives Photo)
Pennsylvania-born racer Frankie Kerr, who spent much of his career racing out of Fremont, Ohio, was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2016.
Tom Sneva at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1983. (IMS Photo)
“The Gasman,” Tom Sneva, is one of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s most enduring figures.

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