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Sun 10 Dec 2006
1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR VEITH DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, April 3, 2006 -- Bob Veith, a veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-Mile Races and the 1956 Rookie of the Year, died March 29 in a Santa Rosa, Calif., hospital. He was ...

Thu 12 Oct 2006
Mark Porter dies from Barhurst injuriesHeadline

Mark Porter dies from Barhurst injuries

New Zealand racer Mark Porter died on Sunday, October 8th (Australia) at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney where he had remained in critical condition from injuries sustained in a crash Friday at Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South...

Fri 10 Feb 2006
SUPERCROSS: Rider Kevin Crine killed in car accident

SUPERCROSS: Rider Kevin Crine killed in car accident

AMA PRO RACING MOURNS THE LOSS OF KEVIN CRINE PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 9, 2006) -- AMA Pro Racing lost one of its own on Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, when professional motocross racer Kevin Crine was killed in an auto accident near the tiny ...

Wed 08 Mar 2006
Thu 09 Feb 2006
Drag Racing legend Jack Williams passes away

Drag Racing legend Jack Williams passes away

Bakersfield Drag Racing Legend Jack Williams Passes Away Bakersfield, CA - Jack Williams, Goodguys National Advertising Director, President of Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, former NHRA Top Fuel Champion, great friend to thousands...

Sun 22 Oct 2006
World of Outlaws founder Ted Johnson passes

World of Outlaws founder Ted Johnson passes

World of Outlaws Family Remembers Founder Ted Johnson Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws. It's pretty hard to say one without at least thinking of the other. That's as much a tribute to the man as it is the racing series he created. Johnson...

Sat 06 May 2006
Colin Forbes-Robinson passed away

Colin Forbes-Robinson passed away

Colin Forbes-Robinson Passes after Lengthy Illness Denver, N.C. ... Colin Forbes-Robinson, 34, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina passed away Sunday evening, April 30, 2006, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Born on February 28, 1972, Colin...

Sat 18 Nov 2006
Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

An Oct. 5 system-wide strike by some 15,000 United Steelworkers union members at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber manufacturing plants might have provided Lakeville, Indiana-based Hoosier Tire and Rubber a chance to get rolling again in NASCAR's three...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
Josh Lofton passes away

Josh Lofton passes away

ASCS Racer Josh Lofton Passes Away TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2006) -- American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region competitor Josh Lofton of Stamps, Arkansas, passed away yesterday, Saturday, June 24. The 2004 Winged Modified champion at...

Fri 13 Oct 2006
ETCC: Estoril preview

ETCC: Estoril preview

ESTORIL IS READY TO HOST THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP Thirty drivers, coming from 13 European countries, and at the wheel of 12 different types of car from 10 different makes, will gather next week at Estoril's ...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
Ed Sheckler passed away

Ed Sheckler passed away

RACING LOSES ED SHECKLER, A TRUE FRIEND OF THE SPORT MONMOUTH, Ill. (Dec. 6) -- The staff, family, friends, racers and sponsors of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), United States Racing Association (USRA) and RL Promotions...

Sat 28 Oct 2006
DeCastro, family perish in plane crash

DeCastro, family perish in plane crash

SPEED Touring Car Driver DeCastro, Family Perish In Plane Crash MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. (Oct. 27, 2006) -- SCCA Pro Racing SPEED Touring Car driver Lucho DeCastro (44), his wife and two children were killed in a private plane crash Wednesday in...

Fri 18 Aug 2006
The latest episode of the Michael & Kimi showHeadline

The latest episode of the Michael & Kimi show

There's little to do in the three week summer break except poke the rumour mill and see what squeals, and even that only seems to have the never-ending Michael Schumacher/Kimi Raikkonen speculation to fall back on. The latest episode of the...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
The enigma of Michael SchumacherHeadline

The enigma of Michael Schumacher

We've heard the phrase "the end of an era" in abundance since Michael Schumacher announced his impending retirement but, despite the cliché, that's precisely what it is. Love him or hate him, Schumacher is the most successful driver of his ...

Sat 16 Dec 2006
Rudd and Yates, together again

Rudd and Yates, together again

Previously paired for the 2000-2002 seasons, Ricky Rudd and Robert Yates Racing on Monday will announce the driver and car owner will again become an item for the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season. Rudd will take over the driving duties vacated by...

Tue 07 Nov 2006
Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

As someone who normally follows NHRA drag racing, it was quite a change for me to come to the Texas Motor Speedway to cover my first NASCAR event. I went from watching a side-by-side shootout at over 300 mph between two dragsters on a quarter-mile...

Mon 24 Apr 2006
Memo (Gidley) remembers Fausto Vitello

Memo (Gidley) remembers Fausto Vitello

A great friend, mentor, and what I considered my second father, Fausto Vitello passed away this past Saturday afternoon after suffering a heart-attack while riding his motorcycle. It was unexpected and sudden and it is a loss for me bigger than...

Wed 01 Nov 2006
ART Grand Prix on Steeve Marcel's death

ART Grand Prix on Steeve Marcel's death

Steeve Marcel The GP2 series is saddened to hear of the passing last night of Steeve Marcel, 32, who had been battling with cancer. Steeve engineered Nico Rosberg and ART Grand Prix to their double championship win in the inaugural year of the...

Tue 27 Jun 2006
Josh Lofton death update 2006-06-26

Josh Lofton death update 2006-06-26

TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2006) -- " American Sprint Car Series Mid-South Region competitor Josh Lofton of Stamps, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, Saturday, June 24. The 25-year-old drowned in the little Missouri River in Arkansas' Ouachita ...

Tue 25 Apr 2006
Octagon, Targa Tasmania mourn John Large

Octagon, Targa Tasmania mourn John Large

OCTAGON MOURNS THE DEATH OF THE ARCHITECT OF TARGA TASMANIA It is with deep regret that Octagon announces the passing of the man referred to as the architect of Targa Tasmania, Mr John Large, who died in Sydney today at 1:00 pm. JML, as he was...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Elizabeth Petty passes away

Elizabeth Petty passes away

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. -- Elizabeth Toomes Petty, wife of NASCAR champion Lee Petty and mother of NASCAR champion Richard Petty, passed away Sunday morning at age 88. She is survived by sons Richard and Maurice, as well as nine grandchildren, 24...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
As The Evernham Turns

As The Evernham Turns

AS THE EVERNHAM TURNS According to USA TODAY's Nate Ryan, Ray Evernham claims his personal life isn't having an impact on his Nextel Cup team. Hmmm, let's see: it - that would be Evernham's 'personal life' -- has for months been fodder for...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
Daniel Becker and mother Pamela memorial services

Daniel Becker and mother Pamela memorial services

The funeral arrangements for Daniel Becker, 19 and his mother (who also perished in the accident) Pamela Becker, 42 Calling hours will be from 1:00-8:00PM on Thursday, November 30 at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington, Junction ...

Sun 13 Aug 2006
Steven King loses life in Knoxville

Steven King loses life in Knoxville

Steve King Succumbs to Knoxville Injuries TULSA, Okla. (August 12, 2006) -- On Thursday afternoon, Jetmore, KS, Sprint Car racer Steve King succumbed to injuries suffered in the previous night's opening round of the Knoxville Nationals at the ...

Thu 26 Jan 2006
Wally Parks' wife Barbara passed away

Wally Parks' wife Barbara passed away

BARBARA PARKS, WIFE OF NHRA FOUNDER AND EARLY DRIVING FORCE, PASSES AWAY GLENDORA, Calif. -- Barbara Parks, wife of NHRA founder Wally Parks and a driving force behind the early successes of the 54-year-old sanctioning body,...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Dodge Motorsports' Greg Reeves died

Dodge Motorsports' Greg Reeves died

Mopar mourns the passing of Greg Reeves, Engineering Manager for Dodge Motorsports and Mopar Performance Parts. Reeves suffered an apparent heart attack at his Michigan home on Sunday, September 17. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his...

Mike Magill passed away

Mike Magill passed away

THREE-TIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTER MAGILL DIES AT 86 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 -- Charles Edward "Mike" Magill, a competitor in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Races in 1957, 1958 and 1959, died Aug. 31 in Haddonfield, N.J. He was...

Sun 26 Mar 2006
RIR's former VP Campbell Sr passes

RIR's former VP Campbell Sr passes

FORMER RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PUBLIC RELATIONS VP PASSES AWAY RICHMOND, VA 3/25/06- Former Richmond International Raceway Vice President of Public Relations Robert "Kenneth" Campbell Sr., who helped promote racing for nearly 60 years...

Thu 14 Dec 2006
Surfin' USAHeadline

Surfin' USA

Well, well, well, 2007 Nextel Cup champ Jimmie Johnson's been moved from "in" to "on top" of the golf cart from which he was flung. Jimmie Johnson. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. A racer who's exhibited considerable skill whether astride a...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Is Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR's future or downfall?

Is Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR's future or downfall?

No one seems to be quite sure what to make of these odd- shaped, winged, boxy cars that are supposed to change the face of NASCAR. Some are using them as their deep-throated, personal wail of despair, a plea for sanity; a cry, if you will, to...

Thu 03 Aug 2006
SPEED promotes Erik Arneson

SPEED promotes Erik Arneson

SPEED PROMOTES ARNESON TO VICE PRESIDENT OF MEDIA RELATIONS SPEED Executive Vice President & General Manager Hunter Nickell today announced Erik Arneson has been promoted to position of Vice President of Media Relations for the...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
NST: Fred Brownfield passed away

NST: Fred Brownfield passed away

DIRT MotorSports Saddened By Fred Brownfield's Passing Norman, OK -- June 17, 2006 -- DIRT MotorSports and its staff are extremely saddened and stunned by the passing of Fred Brownfield. Our hearts go out to his wife, Debbie, and his entire ...

Wed 01 Mar 2006
2006 USAC National Midget schedule

2006 USAC National Midget schedule

<pre> 2006 USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES SCHEDULE Date Location Track Type Track D/N Distance 1/21-22 @Phoenix, AZ Phoenix International Raceway 1 P D 25...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
BMW's best-kept secretHeadline

BMW's best-kept secret

I have to thank Tony Brunskill for the title of this piece, as he really did hit the nail on the head with that comment. Formula BMW is what we were talking about and when he said that it was BMW's best-kept secret, I had to agree. How many of you...

Fri 27 Oct 2006
So long and farewellHeadline

So long and farewell

The 2006 Formula One season is finally over and by and large it was a good one. There were close fought battles for both titles and it was never certain which way it was going to go, there were some great races and some not-so-great controversies...

Sun 22 Jan 2006
IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

FORMER INDY 500 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BECKLEY DIES AT 87 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 -- Jack Beckley, the former Indianapolis 500 technical director and one of racing's most respected chief mechanics, died Jan. 19 in Glendale, Ariz. He was...