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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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75 Years For Indiana Ovals
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75 Years For Indiana Ovals

75 Years For Indiana Ovals

Mauri Rose won the AAA-sanctioned Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1947 and the popularity of open-wheel racing was on the rise.Two tracks were built in Indiana to answer the demand. The first to open its gates was Salem Speedway, which debuted in…
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Nazareth’s Four-Act Play
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Nazareth’s Four-Act Play

Nazareth’s Four-Act Play

In theory, at least, it should have been wildly successful: A major motorsports facility reasonably close to New York City, with good access to major highways in a metropolitan area that was growing rapidly as it transitioned into a bedroom community for the Big Apple…
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