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Curtis LeMay: A Racing Warrior
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Curtis LeMay: A Racing Warrior

Curtis LeMay: A Racing Warrior

Snarling through the countryside around the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, the drivers clawed at the lead, their circuit encompassing public roads in and around the village of Watkins Glen. It was the kind of open-road race that still happened a fair amount in 1952…
A Look Back At The Last Cup Series Race In Nashville
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A Look Back At The Last Cup Series Race In Nashville

A Look Back At The Last Cup Series Race In Nashville

The NASCAR Cup Series will return to the Nashville area Sunday for the first time since 1984 when it pays its inaugural visit to Nashville Superspeedway in nearby Lebanon, Tenn.With that in mind, SPEED SPORT turns back the clock to July 14, 1984 when the final Cup …
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King Of The Boards: Frank Lockhart
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King Of The Boards: Frank Lockhart

King Of The Boards: Frank Lockhart

Frank Lockhart’s star blazed ever so briefly at the highest echelon of American auto racing, yet it burned with such white-hot intensity that his legacy remains etched in the sport’s history.Lockhart was an enigma. He was high strung, racked with nervous energy and…
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Pancho Carter: A Lifetime At Indianapolis
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Pancho Carter: A Lifetime At Indianapolis

Pancho Carter: A Lifetime At Indianapolis

Each time the month of May rolled around during the late 1950s, a young Pancho Carter would anxiously await the afternoon bell that signaled the end of the school day.“I remember being in elementary school in Speedway (Ind.),” the now 70-year-old Carter told SPEED …
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1996: Buddy Lazier & The Split
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1996: Buddy Lazier & The Split

1996: Buddy Lazier & The Split

The Indianapolis 500 is an institution banked in more than 100 years of tradition with more than its share of milestone events.Perhaps the most momentous of those occurred 25 years ago.Two years of controversy proceeded that eventful month of May, initiated by the …
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A.J. Foyt’s Best Medicine
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A.J. Foyt’s Best Medicine

A.J. Foyt’s Best Medicine

It wasn’t often in his career that A.J. Foyt had played the underdog, if he ever had. That all changed on Sept. 23, 1990, the instant the ESPN broadcast of CART’s Havoline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., cut suddenly to the smoking remains of a black car…
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‘No Secret’ To Danny Oakes’ Success
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‘No Secret’ To Danny Oakes’ Success

‘No Secret’ To Danny Oakes’ Success

“When I started racing,” recalled Danny Oakes just before his death, “my mother told me, ‘Danny, you’re going to get killed in those damn race cars, just like all the rest of them.’ I told her, ‘Mom, some do and some don’t. I’m going to be one that doesn’t.’”He didn…
Hard Charger: Bobby Unser Always A Fan Favorite
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Hard Charger: Bobby Unser Always A Fan Favorite

Hard Charger: Bobby Unser Always A Fan Favorite

This story was originally published in January of 2019.Bobby Unser became one of the most popular Indy car drivers of all time because he was a charger.Unlike his younger brother, Al, and former teammate Rick Mears — two drivers who used patience and finesse to let…
Bobby Unser: The King Of The Hill
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Bobby Unser: The King Of The Hill

Bobby Unser: The King Of The Hill

This story originally appeared in the June 2014 edition of SPEED SPORT Magazine.Long before the Unsers became the first family of the Indianapolis 500 they had established themselves as the “Kings of the Hill.” And this wasn’t any ordinary hill; it was the mightiest…
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Ricky Rudd: 32 Years In NASCAR
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Ricky Rudd: 32 Years In NASCAR

Ricky Rudd: 32 Years In NASCAR

From 1975 through 2007, Ricky Rudd rose to the top of his profession and left an indelible mark on the NASCAR Cup Series.He has never looked to yachts, private airplanes or other material possessions for happiness. What is most important in his life are his wife Linda…
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