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Knoxville By The Numbers  
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Knoxville By The Numbers  

Knoxville By The Numbers  

When an event has been run 60 times, it is certain to be associated with some amazing statistics and that’s certainly the case with the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals.On the cusp of the 61st annual event on Aug. 10-13 at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, we felt it timely…
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The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
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The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Until his passing on Nov. 12, 2021, Bob Bondurant insisted his most cherished accomplishment was winning the 1965 FIA GT World Manufacturers’ Championship in the Shelby Daytona Coupe.“You know, it was America against the world,” related Bondurant. “You can’t imagine…
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The 1970’s Magnificent Seven
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The 1970’s Magnificent Seven

The 1970’s Magnificent Seven

The 1970s were a magical period in NASCAR history that featured “The Magnificent Seven,” a small group of elite competitors who enjoyed victory no matter where they raced.Here’s a look at the seven drivers who defined NASCAR racing during 1970s and positioned the sport…
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An Epic Sebring Run For Revson & McQueen
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An Epic Sebring Run For Revson & McQueen

An Epic Sebring Run For Revson & McQueen

The 1970 12 Hours of Sebring is considered one of the best races in the extensive history of the famed event.In the 11th hour, Mario Andretti jumped into a teammate’s Ferrari 512S and raced to a 22-second victory.The narrow margin of victory after 12 pounding hours…
New Members Inducted Into Fremont Speedway Hall Of Fame
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New Members Inducted Into Fremont Speedway Hall Of Fame

New Members Inducted Into Fremont Speedway Hall Of Fame

FREMONT, Ohio – The Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame, located in the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, inducted 10 individuals on Saturday, June 25.Three drivers, two car owners, two mechanics, and two special contributors were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Dale BlaneyBlaney…
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Legendary Riverside Park
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Legendary Riverside Park

Legendary Riverside Park

In the United States, speedways have been variously located next to junkyards, jammed next to suburban sprawl and occasionally plopped in the middle of their hometowns.Imagine, instead, a speedway that shared its real estate with an amusement park, giving it a constant…
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The 1964 Hurtubise Roadster
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The 1964 Hurtubise Roadster

The 1964 Hurtubise Roadster

I recently had the pleasure of reminiscing with my uncle, Pete Hurtubise.He recalled fondly those days of working with my dad (Jim), with much emphasis on the 1964 Indianapolis car.It was an innovative car they believed gave them a legitimate shot at an Indianapolis…
West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts Class of 2022
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West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts Class of 2022

West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall Of Fame Inducts Class of 2022

SONOMA, Calif. — The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame celebrated its latest induction ceremonies on June 9 in the company of more than 500 inductees, racing industry figures, guests and media members at Sonoma Raceway.The ceremonies, presented by World…
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Three Indy Flips, Early Retirement & A Long Life
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Three Indy Flips, Early Retirement & A Long Life

Three Indy Flips, Early Retirement & A Long Life

Bandaged and splinted, his body monitored and supported by tubes and wires while confined to an Indianapolis Hospital in 1963, Jack Turner wryly remarked to an Indianapolis Times reporter, “Maybe it’s time to quit this job, looks like somebody is trying to tell me …
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A Legendary Track Returns
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A Legendary Track Returns

A Legendary Track Returns

Short tracks are experiencing a bit of a comeback on the national stage.No one is building new tracks, so this requires some creativity.Whether it’s NASCAR running the Busch Clash on a temporary track at the L.A. Coliseum, Speedway Motorsports trying to gain control…
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