GREAT DRIVES: ONE NIGHT AT TEXAS WORLD SPEEDWAY!

GREAT DRIVES: ONE NIGHT AT TEXAS WORLD SPEEDWAY!
Most of racing's great stories (and some of its great drivers) are not on radio or TV. You gotta go see it for yourself, blogs Stephen Cox. Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. Juan Fangio at 46 years old broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history. But many of the sport's truly amazing drives...
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RRDC: BOBBY RAHAL WINS PHIL HILL AWARD!

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Bobby Rahal, Indy 500 winner, driver, team owner, businessman and President of the Road Racing Drivers Club was honored by the RRDC with the 2019 Phil Hill Award. David Hobbs, the 2018 award recipient, made the presentation at the annual RRDC members' dinner on January 23 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered o...
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2018 PEBBLE BEACH: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!

2018 PEBBLE BEACH: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!
You could publish a lavish book about the cars displayed this year at Pebble Beach. Since we don’t have the space, here are some of the highlights from Mike & Maureen Matune, our shooters ‘on the green.’ Best of Show: David & Ginny Sydorick Beverly Hills, CA, Copyright Kimball Studios / Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was about sunrise when this photo was taken, hours before the Concours would officially open. As the cars are moving onto the show field, crowds are alre...
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INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?

INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?
Stephen Cox blogs about a new event designed to draw short-track fans back to the mecca of motorsports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a new event that will be held in the first week of September and hopefully pump up sagging attendance at the Brickyard 400 stock car race. A quarter-mile dirt track will be constructed inside Turn 3 for a USAC midget race, Speedway president J. Douglas Boles told the Indianapolis Star, “The short track community in a lot of ways is the heart an...
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1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!

1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!
Here's a short story to help you enjoy this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, blogs Stephen Cox. In the spring of 1922, Alton Hartley was a college student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and a friend decided they wanted to attend the 10th International 500 Mile Sweepstakes, as the race was then known, on Tuesday, May 30th. Having no car, Hartley and his friend needed a cheap method of transportation for the 65-mile southbound trip to Indianapolis and the local f...
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LYNN ST. JAMES: RACER, AUTHOR & MENTOR!

Our racer-in-residence, Stephen Cox, chats with Lyn St. James about everything Indycar. Indycar fans fell in love with Lyn St. James in 1992 when she won Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and kicked off a decade-long open-wheel career that would eventually include nine starts at the Brickyard. She worked her way up through the road racing ranks, starting with a 1970s Ford Pinto. It took four years of sponsor hunting before she was able to land an Indy ride with Dick Simon Racing, which specialized ...
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