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SPEED SPORT, Obsession Media & Industry Executives Create SPEED SPORT 1
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SPEED SPORT, Obsession Media & Industry Executives Create SPEED SPORT 1

SPEED SPORT, Obsession Media & Industry Executives Create SPEED SPORT 1

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT, one of America’s oldest and most trusted brands in motorsports media, has partnered with the television network development group, Obsession Media, and a consortium of motorsports and television executives who have more than 100 years…
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We Asked Kenny Schrader!
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We Asked Kenny Schrader!

We Asked Kenny Schrader!

Contrary to popular belief, Ken Schrader’s racing career did not begin during the sport’s board-track era. However, it has been more than 50 years since the native of Fenton, Mo, began competing —  and winning — at local tracks near his hometown.By the early 1980s, …
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Speedy, Determined Johnny Thomson
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Speedy, Determined Johnny Thomson

Speedy, Determined Johnny Thomson

The adage “still water runs deep” personifies the original “Flying Scott,” Johnny Thomson.Nondescript, private, practically unnoticed in the pits, he seemed as tranquil as a moonlit lake. But once on the track, the fire within roared white-hot and that tranquility …
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Scoring Races Has Changed
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Scoring Races Has Changed

Scoring Races Has Changed

Unlike stick-and-ball sports where only two teams compete against one another, dozens of drivers participating in the same auto race requires tracking each car over hundreds of laps.Through the years, a variety of procedures have been used to score cars.As far back…
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Parnelli Jones & The Turbine
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Parnelli Jones & The Turbine

Parnelli Jones & The Turbine

In more than a century of Indianapolis 500 history, few cars have produced the controversy that Andy Granatelli’s turbines did.Although they competed at Indy only twice, they generated a maelstrom of publicity that transcended auto racing and still generates passionate…
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The Best Of URC’s Best
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The Best Of URC’s Best

The Best Of URC’s Best

If you hailed from the Mid-Atlantic states — really, anywhere but central Pennsylvania — and you became a fan of sprint car racing, the chances are it came from watching the 360 winged cars of the United Racing Club.The club has been a fixture of regional racing since…
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Parsons: Racer & Broadcaster
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Parsons: Racer & Broadcaster

Parsons: Racer & Broadcaster

On a Friday afternoon in the summer of 1963, Benny Parsons was working at his father Harold’s Pure Oil gas station that also served as the family taxi business in Detroit.Eventually a friend stopped by to fill up a race car transporter en route to an event in West …
Bouchard’s Talladega ‘Steal’
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Bouchard’s Talladega ‘Steal’

Bouchard’s Talladega ‘Steal’

As modified champion Ron Bouchard finished his breakfast on the morning of Aug. 2, 1981, he had a feeling it was going to be a great day.Forty-one years have passed since the David-and-Goliath scenario sent the Fitchburg, Mass., driver to victory lane after winning…
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A.J. Watson’s First Indy Car
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A.J. Watson’s First Indy Car

A.J. Watson’s First Indy Car

A.J. Watson’s Indianapolis cars are iconic pieces of racing machinery.Acclaimed as works of art, they possess a classic beauty in form and function that remains fresh seven decades after Watson built his first one.The cars won the Indianapolis 500 seven times, and …
IndyCar’s Rick Mears & NHRA’s Doug Herbert To Be Honored
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IndyCar’s Rick Mears & NHRA’s Doug Herbert To Be Honored

IndyCar’s Rick Mears & NHRA’s Doug Herbert To Be Honored

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — IndyCar Champion Rick Mears and NHRA Top Fuel sensation Doug Herbert will be honored with the dedication of North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame sidewalk plaques on Oct. 4. The celebration will take place in front of the Charles…
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