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1972: A Memorable Indy 500
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1972: A Memorable Indy 500

1972: A Memorable Indy 500

It was 1972, and it was a watershed year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Car builders exploring the new possibilities of aerodynamics saw opportunity abound when for the first time USAC permitted bolt-on wings. That modest change drastically affected the performance…
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The Gurney Flap Turns 50
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The Gurney Flap Turns 50

The Gurney Flap Turns 50

It was 50 years ago when a little strip of aluminum was attached to the trailing edge of the rear wing of Bobby Unser’s Eagle Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 1972 Indianapolis 500. There were also small strips on each of the car’s front wings.Attaching…
‘Track Tribute To Ascot’ Exhibit On Display At Sprint Car HOF
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‘Track Tribute To Ascot’ Exhibit On Display At Sprint Car HOF

‘Track Tribute To Ascot’ Exhibit On Display At Sprint Car HOF

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The ‘Track Tribute to Ascot Park’ exhibit is currently on display through October 1, at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.The exhibit features the cars, memorabilia, and much more from one of the most revered tracks in sprint car and…
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Racing On Hallowed Ground
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Racing On Hallowed Ground

Racing On Hallowed Ground

Without question, NASCAR dropped a million jaws when it moved the Busch Light Clash to a temporary track constructed around the gridiron inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.The famed stadium is the home of the USC Trojans football team and will host the Olympics…
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The Magic Of Figure-8
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The Magic Of Figure-8

The Magic Of Figure-8

Figure-8 racing is a form of motorsports that dates back to the end of World War II.It continues to be a fan favorite, particularly for those looking for edge-of-your-seat action and hoping to see spectacular crashes. Although Figure-8 racing lost popularity for a …
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The SAFE Circuit of Champions
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The SAFE Circuit of Champions

The SAFE Circuit of Champions

SAFE stood for the Society of Autosport, Fellowship and Education and during the first part of the 1950s, the organization went toe to toe with NASCAR, the American Automobile Ass’n and the Midwest Ass’n for Race Cars in sanctioning stock car racing.In 1952, Chicago…
Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America 2023 Induction Class Unveiled
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Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America 2023 Induction Class Unveiled

Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America 2023 Induction Class Unveiled

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) announced its 2023 Induction Class Saturday during the Stand 21 Racing Goes Safer seminar at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.The landmark 35th Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction celebration…
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Speedy ‘Little Guy’ Cecil Green
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Speedy ‘Little Guy’ Cecil Green

Speedy ‘Little Guy’ Cecil Green

An article from the Aug. 8, 1951, issue of National Speed Sport News opened with these words, “Houston, Texas, Aug. 2. A great little guy was laid to rest here Thursday afternoon with hundreds of auto racing men and fans on hand.”The great little guy was Cecil Green…
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The Talented And Popular Freddie Agabashian
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The Talented And Popular Freddie Agabashian

The Talented And Popular Freddie Agabashian

Few in racing have enjoyed as a diverse involvement in the sport as Frederik Levon “Freddie” Agabashian. He competed in 11 Indianapolis 500s, won multiple midget championships and became a renowned radio and TV broadcaster. The child of Armenian immigrants, Agabashian…
65th Anniversary Laguna Legends: 1950s
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65th Anniversary Laguna Legends: 1950s

65th Anniversary Laguna Legends: 1950s

MONTEREY, Calif. — This year marks the 65th racing season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. During its anniversary season, the track will sharing memories of the legendary characters who helped mold the mystique of the world-renowned race track known as “65th Anniversary…
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