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Thu 28 Sep 2000
IRL: Indy500: Courageous former driver Bob Hurt dies at 61

IRL: Indy500: Courageous former driver Bob Hurt dies at 61

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 -- Bob Hurt, one of the most courageous figures in Indianapolis 500 history, died alone in his sleep in a hotel room Sept. 23 in Toronto. Hurt’s death ended his 32-year battle against ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque
F1

Muri? el Arquitecto Rebaque

Ayer viernes 13 de enero murió en México el arquitecto Héctor Alonso Rebaque, padre del gran piloto mexicano de F1 y CART del mismo nombre. El "arqui", como era popularmente conocido, fue un excelente piloto mexicano tanto en pista como en ...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Wed 22 Jun 2011
Mon 28 Jan 2013
Two-time winner Foyt returns to Rolex24Headline

Two-time winner Foyt returns to Rolex24

A. J. Foyt had to forgo his role as the 2012 grand marshal for the Rolex 24 last year, but the former winner at Daytona was present for this year’s event. As usual – except for a few topics – Foyt was willing to give his opinion and thoughts.

Sun 26 Jun 2011
Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

Fast Five questions with Don Enriquez

"Fast Five" with Don Enriquez California Hot Rod Reunion Honoree still races and loves it BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2006) - As the 2006 California Hot Rod Reunion draws near (Oct. 6-8, Bakersfield), Don Enriquez is still thinking ...

Tue 29 Mar 2011
Sat 12 Feb 2011
Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

LEGENDARY IMS ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE DIES AT 91 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - The mighty, thundering voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been silenced. Tom Carnegie, the legendary chief announcer for the IMS Public Address system for...

Mon 02 May 2011
Tue 15 Mar 2005
The world's first 24-hour race

The world's first 24-hour race

"THE WORLD'S 1st 24-HOUR AUTOMOBILE RACE" By: A. Micheal Knapp, 1979 Twenty-four hour motor races. Test of endurance of men and machines. Headlights roaring out of the distance; red tail lights whining away to pinpoints. Grime. Romance. Major ...

Sat 19 Jan 2013
Aston Martin hits the heights with centenary spectacular in Dubai - video

Aston Martin hits the heights with centenary spectacular in Dubai - video

Aston Martin, the quintessentially British sports car maker, is today continuing its centenary celebrations in spectacular style at one of the world's most recognizable luxury destinations, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

Tue 03 Jun 2008
France's successful past at Le MansHeadline

France's successful past at Le Mans

There are no fewer than 13 entrants under the French banner at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, making up one of the strongest French challenges for all-out victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe. French teams have had their share of success at Le...

Fri 01 Oct 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Iron Man Felton returnsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Iron Man Felton returns

Ingram's Flat Spot On Iron Man Felton Returns by Jonathan Ingram Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history. Gene Felton at a 2001 Road Atlanta Vintage event in his Pontiac Grand ...

Thu 17 Apr 2014
Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Sat 02 Apr 2011
Wed 12 Oct 2011
Fri 02 Sep 2011
Sun 25 Nov 2001
Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

By Len Ashburn = Special to Motorsport.com Bruce R. Craig, 63, of Pohatcong Township, New Jersey died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in his home. He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known...

Tue 16 May 2006
Hoosier Hundred retrospective

Hoosier Hundred retrospective

The Hoosier Hundred - A Look Back With the resurrection of the Hoosier Hundred, the Track Enterprises staff thought this would be a good time to take a look back at some previous runnings of the Hoosier Hundred to help race fans and competitors...

Mon 13 Mar 2000
History of Sebring

History of Sebring

The oldest road race in the United States, the historic 12 Hours of Sebring is the opening round of the 2000 Le Mans Series. The following is a time-line history of the airfield circuit in Florida which has previously staged the U.S. Grand ...

Wed 18 Jul 2001
Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

Lincoln honors Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr.

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/16/2001 - This Saturday night, July 21st, Lincoln Speedway will once again honor two men who were a big part of the history of the Pigeon Hills oval - with the Annual Daryl Gohn/Glenn Gohn Sr. Memorial. Gohn Sr. was a...

Sun 09 Feb 2014
This week in racing historyHeadline

This week in racing history

People in this week in racing history include: Jimmy Bryan, Marshall Teague, John Surtees, Ralph DePalma, Jo Siffert, Mark Donohue, andGraham Hill.

Sat 09 Feb 2013
Fri 04 Jul 2014
Fri 29 Jul 2011
Mon 18 Feb 2002
Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

Henry Ford's first race: 'Race of the Century ' on PBS

The Race that put the world on wheels Public Television to air special program about Henry Ford's first race Dearborn, Mich., February 15, 2002 - On a cloudy day in October just over 100 years ago, a then unknown and fledging car maker built and...

Sun 06 May 2012
Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Sun 19 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 18, 2000 - At the Indy 500 Old Timers Bench Racing Weekend March 17 & 18 former driver Merle Bettenhausen was the surprise mystery guest speaker Saturday night. The remarkably trim Bettenhausen delivered a...

Fri 08 Aug 2014
Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...