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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…
West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports HOF To Induct Class Of 2022
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West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports HOF To Induct Class Of 2022

West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports HOF To Induct Class Of 2022

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Stars of motorsports, representing the west’s short tracks, Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s national competitions and legendary international tracks of Europe, will be enshrined Thursday, June 9 during the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame…
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The Lessons of Fast Dads
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The Lessons of Fast Dads

The Lessons of Fast Dads

From pit areas to grandstands across the country, easily the most common response when one is asked how they developed an interest in racing is, “My dad got me into it.”While most racers remain Friday and Saturday night heroes, for some, their natural talent and competitive…
Chicago Short Tracks Were Stepping-Stones To Indy
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Chicago Short Tracks Were Stepping-Stones To Indy

Chicago Short Tracks Were Stepping-Stones To Indy

HAMMOND, Ind. — With the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge a few days away, part of the history of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing was influenced by numerous northwest Indiana/Calumet region speedways. Roby Speedway, Hammond Raceway, Lake County Fairgrounds…
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The Road To Charlotte
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The Road To Charlotte

The Road To Charlotte

Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a centerpiece of the NASCAR Cup Series since the first race was there on June 19, 1960.The 1.5-mile track has traditionally hosted stock car racing’s longest race (600 miles) for 62 years. To many, starting the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte…
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Allen Heath: Off-Track Antics & On-Track Speed
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Allen Heath: Off-Track Antics & On-Track Speed

Allen Heath: Off-Track Antics & On-Track Speed

During his prolific racing career, Allen Heath was known by a variety of colorful nicknames, including “Knot Head,” “The Seattle Mad Man” and “The Canadian Screwball.”Today, he’s most often known for the outrageous antics that earned him those monikers. There were …
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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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