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Pine Brook: Tiny Track, Towering Titans
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Pine Brook: Tiny Track, Towering Titans

Pine Brook: Tiny Track, Towering Titans

New Jersey is one of our most densely populated states. That means it’s crammed with people, cars and roads to get them places. Since the 1930s, the Garden State enthusiastically adopted traffic circles, called roundabouts in some places, as a strategy for reducing…
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Harry Gant’s Magical 1991 Run
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Harry Gant’s Magical 1991 Run

Harry Gant’s Magical 1991 Run

When it comes to winning traditions in NASCAR, even the most hardcore fans may not know of one that took place in Taylorsville, N.C., 30 years ago.According to a Washington Post story at the time, when native racer Harry Gant won a race, someone ran a green-and-white…
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1991: An Elite WoO Class
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1991: An Elite WoO Class

1991: An Elite WoO Class

To many of the fans who filled the grandstands and cheered for their racing heroes, the 1991 season was simply another year in which Steve Kinser dominated the nomadic World of Outlaws sprint car series that had been crisscrossing the nation since 1978.Under the leadership…
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Joe Boyer’s Unlikely Indy Victory
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Joe Boyer’s Unlikely Indy Victory

Joe Boyer’s Unlikely Indy Victory

Joe Boyer, co-winner of the 1924 Indianapolis 500, was born into wealth. A distant relative, William Seward Burroughs, invented and manufactured the Burroughs Adding Machine. And when Boyer was born on May 30, 1890, his father was the CEO of the profitable company.   …
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An Ode To Jack Johnson
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An Ode To Jack Johnson

An Ode To Jack Johnson

The recent passing of DIRT modified hero Jack Johnson was like the year’s first big snowstorm; everyone knows it’s coming but it’s still a shock. Stricken with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Johnson was bedridden for more than seven years before his passing…
A Look Back At The First NASCAR Cup Race At MIS
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A Look Back At The First NASCAR Cup Race At MIS

A Look Back At The First NASCAR Cup Race At MIS

Editor’s Note: The first NASCAR Cup Series race run at Michigan Int’l Speedway was the Motor State 500, which took place on June 15, 1969. Here’s the race report from the June 18, 1969 issue of National Speed Sport News.JACKSON, Mich. — Cale Yarborough survived a hair…
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The Brickyard 400 At Indy
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The Brickyard 400 At Indy

The Brickyard 400 At Indy

For generations, Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted only one race per season — the Indianapolis 500.The process of changnig that started on June 22-23, 1992, when NASCAR brought stock cars to test at the vaunted 2.5-mile track for the first time since Len Sutton, Rodger…
Castroneves & Roush Headline 34th MSHFA Class
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Castroneves & Roush Headline 34th MSHFA Class

Castroneves & Roush Headline 34th MSHFA Class

INDIANAPOLIS — Eight legends from the world of motorsports, including four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, were named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as the 34th class was unveiled Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.A ninth inductee…
Remembering Midget Great Bob Tattersall
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Remembering Midget Great Bob Tattersall

Remembering Midget Great Bob Tattersall

STREATOR, Ill. — Midget racing champion Bob Tattersall has been gone for almost 50 years.He passed away on Oct. 27, 1971 at the age of 47 due to cancer.Not forgotten after all these years, Tattersall was honored Tuesday in his hometown of Streator by the Indiana Racing…
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Ted Horn’s Natural Talent
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Ted Horn’s Natural Talent

Ted Horn’s Natural Talent

Ted Horn was one of the most naturally talented race car drivers this country has produced.  He won the AAA National Championship three consecutive years, 1946-’48. With his famed sprint car nicknamed “Baby,” he earned three AAA Sprint Car titles, along with multiple…
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