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Tue 09 May 2000
IRL: Indy ledgend: Duke Nalon tamed powerful Novi like no other driver

IRL: Indy ledgend: Duke Nalon tamed powerful Novi like no other driver

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 8, 2000 -- The Novi race car, like a ferocious jungle beast, never wanted to be tamed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It bit the drivers who tried, some worse than others. This brutish race car that...

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 ...

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...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

By Doug Zupan ALBANY, NY - "The Incomparable" Lou Lazzaro, Utica's pioneer stock car racing legend, will be inducted into the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Hall of Fame at the 32nd Annual NYSSCA Awards Banquet on January 20, 2001...

Sun 25 Jun 2000
Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

NASCAR'S FIRST WINNER DIES Jim Roper, winner of NASCAR's first "strictly stock" car race in 1949, died Friday. He was 83. Roper, a native of Halstead, drove his Lincoln off the showroom floor in Great Bend to North Carolina and on to victory in...

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 ...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Wendell Scott from his son's eyes

Wendell Scott from his son's eyes

Martinsville, VA---Wendell Oliver Scott not only made a name for himself on the racetrack, but he also left his mark in the hearts of his family. Scott will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Knoxville Nationals 1961-1969

Knoxville Nationals 1961-1969

The Amoco Knoxville Nationals began in 1961 as a Super Modified National Championship. Roy Robbins, a native of Louisville, KY, claimed the first race and was battling for the lead in 1962, but was caught up in an accident that allowed Jerry...

Sun 28 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske Racing 100 wins statistics

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske Racing 100 wins statistics

Nazareth, Penn. May 27, 2000 -- Marlboro Team Penske driver Gil de Ferran scored Penske Racing's 100th. Indy car victory at today's Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix on the one mile oval at the Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Penn, 'The win, de Ferran's...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Utica-Rome Speedway old timer's reunion a success

Utica-Rome Speedway old timer's reunion a success

VERNON, NY - The New Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon celebrated its diverse history during the racing program on August 20 this past summer, and the event was considered a great success by speedway management. "For a first time effort, we really...

Wed 12 Jul 2000
Knoxville Nationals recaps from the past (1991-1992)

Knoxville Nationals recaps from the past (1991-1992)

In the early 1990's, the sport of sprint car racing continued to grow and the Amoco Knoxville Nationals were a big part of that growth. Television coverage began at the Nationals and the event continued to attract more drivers each year. In...

Tue 05 Sep 2000
Tue 01 Aug 2000
Knoxville National (1997-1998)

Knoxville National (1997-1998)

The 37th Annual Amoco Knoxville Nationals started just the way the 1996 version ended with Mark Kinser looking dominant. Kinser opened the Nationals on Wednesday night by scoring his 25th Fast Qualifier Award of the season. He finished...

Mon 09 Oct 2000
Racing legends to gather at New Egypt Speedway

Racing legends to gather at New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ (Oct. 6) -- Driving greats from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s will be honored guests at New Egypt Speedway's Legends of the Fall season finale, the track's second annual tribute to regional auto racing's colorful history, on ...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History September 24 David Coulthard scores his first F1 World Championship victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal, at Estoril, in a Williams-Renault (1995). 30-year old Kevin Gobrecht is killed in an accident during...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
Old Timer's reunion at Utica-Rome Aug 20

Old Timer's reunion at Utica-Rome Aug 20

VERNON, NY - The New Utica-Rome Speedway will be holding their first ever Old Timer's Reunion this coming Sunday August 20 at the popular Vernon half-mile track during the evening's racing action. Drivers from the asphalt era of Utica-Rome, ...

Thu 11 May 2000
IRL: The one and only; Andy Granatelli added strokes of color to Indy

IRL: The one and only; Andy Granatelli added strokes of color to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 -- Mention Andy Granatelli’s name, and an Indianapolis 500 fan of the past would immediately conjure some vivid visions. ~A man in a flamboyant STP suit ~Novi and turbine race cars that broke when...

Wed 22 Mar 2000
High Banks Hall of Fame Induction

High Banks Hall of Fame Induction

HIGHBANKS TO INDUCT 10 INTO HALL OF FAME FOR 2000 by Bob Mays BELLEVILLE, KS -- (March 21) -- There will be 10 new members inducted into the Highbanks Hall of Fame & National Midget Auto Racing Museum for the year 2000, it was announced by...

Tue 14 Nov 2000
Circuit Mont-Tremblant renovations

Circuit Mont-Tremblant renovations

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, November 13, 2000 -- Motor-racing at le Circuit Mont-Tremblant enters a new era as the venerable track, which has embodied the history and spirit of Canadian racing for 36 years, applies the finishing touches to an...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Nebraska HoF inductions report

Nebraska HoF inductions report

THIRD ANNUAL NEBRASKA AUTO RACING HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS. by Bob Mays LINCOLN, NE-August 30, 2000-The third annual Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Reception took place Wednesday afternoon at the Nebraska State Fair Park...

Thu 13 Apr 2000
Walter Mitty Challenge puts history in the fast lane

Walter Mitty Challenge puts history in the fast lane

Braselton, Ga.- Racing history will come alive April 28-30 during the 23rd annual Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta. Sponsored by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the Walter Mitty Challenge features more than 425 vintage and historic race...

Wed 22 Mar 2000
Ayrton Senna 1991 Dramatic Victory; Mastercard
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Ayrton Senna 1991 Dramatic Victory; Mastercard "Priceless" Moment

MasterCard taps into memories of 40 Brazilian motor racing historians and journalists Sao Paulo, March 22, 2000 - In an initiative created and implemented by MasterCard, an official sponsor of the Jordan Grand Prix team, 40 Brazilian motor racing...

Tue 08 Aug 2000
Rally-Winning Mercedes-Benz returns home

Rally-Winning Mercedes-Benz returns home

MONTVALE, N.J. (Aug. 8, 2000) -- For Bruce McCaw, building a successful telecommunications company, obtaining a Lear Jet captain's license and founding a successful Champ Car race team were easy compared to buying a car - one particular car, that...

Fri 30 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

Monday will mark the 18th anniversary of Team Rahal owner and interim CART CEO & President Bobby Rahal's first CART victory recorded on the shores of Lake Erie on July 4, 1982 when he won the inaugural Grand Prix of Cleveland. It would...

Sun 16 Apr 2000
This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History April 16 Frank Williams born (1942). April 17 Ford Mustang goes on sale (1964). Any Granatelli loses lawsuit against United States Auto Club. He claimed USAC had broken their own "3-year" engine rule when they ...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Auto Racing Legends Speedweek party

Auto Racing Legends Speedweek party

The auto Racing Legends based in Daytona Beach are hosting their 7th annual Speedweek Party Wednesday evening February 14, 2001. The party will get under way at 6:00PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, 2637...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson NMPA election

Earles, Scott, Robertson To Be Inducted Into NMPA Hall Of Fame On Saturday Martinsville, VA---H. Clay Earles, Wendell Scott and T. Wayne Robertson will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame Saturday...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Pioneer Latford  to retire

Pioneer Latford to retire

NASCAR pioneer Latford says 55 is enough By Tim Packman ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2000) More than a half-century of involvement in NASCAR has been enough for one of the sport's pioneers. Bob Latford has decided Sunday's Pop Secret Microwave...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
Passion pushed Mario Andretti to incredible success in F1
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Passion pushed Mario Andretti to incredible success in F1

{This is the second of a two-part series on American World Champions in Formula One. Today's subject is Mario Andretti. Tuesday's subject was Phil Hill. Both features were written by Nigel Roebuck, Grand Prix editor of the British motor ...

Sun 16 Jul 2000
High Banks Hall of Fame inductions

High Banks Hall of Fame inductions

GMP TO SUPPORT HIGH BANKS HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS By Bob Mays BELLEVILLE, KS-July 16-Georgia Marketing and Promotions, one of the premier makers of diecast model cars, is lending it's support to the High Banks Hall of Fame and National...

Wed 26 Jan 2000
Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame inducts seven new members for 2000

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame inducts seven new members for 2000

LINCOLN, Neb. (January 8, 2000) -- The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame (NARHoF) inducted seven new members into the three-year-old organization, Jan. 8. The announcement was made at the Nebraska State Fair Park, in conjunction with the simulcast...

Sun 09 Jul 2000
This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History July 9 NHRA Pro Stock racer Tom Martino born (1958). Howden Ganley wins the Interseries race at the Austerreichring in Austria (1972). July 10 F1 racer Jean-Peirre Jarier born (1946). July 11 Jerry Hoyt dies in...

Mon 24 Apr 2000
Dorothy Beech passes at 87

Dorothy Beech passes at 87

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2000) Dorothy Beech, who became one of NASCAR's first employees in 1951 and rose to become the sanctioning body's assistant treasurer, died Saturday. She was 87. Beech, who retired in 1975 but retained her...

Sat 16 Sep 2000
US GP: Garner helped to put drive..
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US GP: Garner helped to put drive..

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 -- James Garner's movie and television acting roles have ranged from the gambler cowboy Bret Maverick to the Space Cowboy Tank Sullivan. But to auto racing fans worldwide, he is best remembered for his...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
New racing exhibit announced

New racing exhibit announced

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Everyone, start your engines..." and head to the most unique auto collection. With many rare vehicles arriving from all over the country, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills will feature...

Thu 03 Aug 2000
A tribute to the Baja 1000

A tribute to the Baja 1000

1000 Miles to Glory; A Tribute to the SCORE Baja 1000, combining a pre-race press conference, stage interviews with drivers and a live auction, will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2000 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Petersen Automotive Museum in...