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Remembering Indy’s Closest Finish
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Remembering Indy’s Closest Finish

Remembering Indy’s Closest Finish

CONCORD, N.C. — Thirty years ago this month, the average national price for a gallon of gas was $1.13, George H.W. Bush was in the White House and Duke had just won the men’s NCAA basketball championship for the second time in as many years.It was also the year in …
BYRD: A Great Time To Be A Race Car Driver
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BYRD: A Great Time To Be A Race Car Driver

BYRD: A Great Time To Be A Race Car Driver

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The month of May is here and it’s a great time to be a race car driver, no matter what form of racing I’m competing in.May is when the weather heats up and so does the racing schedule. It’s when fans get out and travel and there is no better destination…
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Public Forum & The ‘Send’ Button
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Public Forum & The ‘Send’ Button

Public Forum & The ‘Send’ Button

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Public Forum. For decades it was the letter-to-the-editor section in the weekly National Speed Sport News.And that’s exactly what it was, a place where passionate race fans could share their opinions — good, bad, unique and sometimes preposterous…
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It’s The Most Wonderful Race
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It’s The Most Wonderful Race

It’s The Most Wonderful Race

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s difficult to believe it has been 10 years since Dario Franchitti won his third Indianapolis 500.With three victories between 2007 and ’12, it appeared Franchitti would become a four-time winner of the Indy 500 before Helio Castroneves.He never had…
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Dixon Has A Few Things He’d Like To See
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Dixon Has A Few Things He’d Like To See

Dixon Has A Few Things He’d Like To See

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — NHRA Top Fuel team owner/driver Antron Brown has taken a pragmatic view about how to deal with the escalating cost of racing: stop worrying about how to cut costs and instead bring in more money.Many of the rising costs for race teams — fuel for …
KENNEDY: Keeping Fans Interested
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KENNEDY: Keeping Fans Interested

KENNEDY: Keeping Fans Interested

LOS ANGELES — How does a race track promoter keep racing fans interested in attending races in person in an era of declining race car counts because of rising costs?Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian offered USAC/CRA 410 sprints and IMCA Modifieds along with…
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Indy 1972: Not All The Heroes Were Winners
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Indy 1972: Not All The Heroes Were Winners

Indy 1972: Not All The Heroes Were Winners

INDIANAPOLIS — More than any other American race track, Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks its milestones.This coming 500 being the 50th anniversary of the 1972 race, you’re going to hear a lot about Roger Penske and Mark Donohue, and a fair amount about Bobby Unser…
BYRD: Winning & Learning At Mid-Ohio
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BYRD: Winning & Learning At Mid-Ohio

BYRD: Winning & Learning At Mid-Ohio

It’s been said racing around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is like riding a roller coaster.With its up-and-down elevation changes, the famed “Keyhole” and “The Carousel,” this natural terrain road course offers every challenge an aspiring race driver would want.This…
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Hendrick’s Garage 56 Entry & Long Beach
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Hendrick’s Garage 56 Entry & Long Beach

Hendrick’s Garage 56 Entry & Long Beach

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — During a recent phone chat with Jeff Gordon, we discussed Hendrick Motorsports’ plans for a Garage 56 effort for the 2023 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Gordon said he will be heavily involved in the project and plans to attend this year’s race…
Chicagoland Racing
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Chicagoland Racing

Chicagoland Racing

CHICAGO, Ill. — Grundy County Speedway kicks off its 2022 stock car racing season this coming Saturday, April 30. Late models, the Midwest MASS Stock Car Series, street stocks, pure stocks (four-cylinders) and Midwest Champ Karts are set to make up the season-opening…
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