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Sun 14 Sep 2003
All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

All-time NASCAR Modified top ten announced

NASCAR unveils Modified all-time top 10; Richie Evans heads new list that includes Stefanik, Spencer, abd Bodine. Richie Evans, a nine-time NASCAR champion, heads the NASCAR Modified All-Time Top 10 drivers. Photo by Motorsports...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Fri 16 May 2003
AARWBA Legends in Racing

AARWBA Legends in Racing

Six names added to AARWBA's Legends In Racing. The dean of American motorsport journalists leads a class of six inductees into Legends in Racing, the hall of fame of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Also elected...

Wed 25 Jun 2003
NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Career championship statistics

NASCAR Top 10: Darrell Waltrip ranks first for career championship point under current scoring system; Rudd leads active drivers. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 24, 2003) -- Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip, who ...

Wed 07 May 2003
IMS Hall of Fame inductees

IMS Hall of Fame inductees

Chapman, Kuzma, Mccluskey to be inducted in IMS Hall Of Fame. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 6, 2003 -- Colin Chapman, Eddie Kuzma and Roger McCluskey will posthumously assume their place among the legends of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in the...

Wed 30 Jul 2003
Brickyard 400 turns 10

Brickyard 400 turns 10

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 28, 2003 -- On Saturday, Aug. 7, 1993, one thing filled the grandstands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: silence. One year later, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1994, eager race fans witnessed the dawn of a new era in NASCAR...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History (September 28-October 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 28 Brian Redman drives a Lola-Chevy to victory in the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix, an event for F5000 cars (1975). September 29 Sportscar racer Sherwood Johnston, who drove for Briggs...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Virginia MHoF inductees

Virginia MHoF inductees

South Boston, VA -- On Saturday, December 20th, Paul Sawyer and the late Clay Earles will be inducted into Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame, joining last years inductees, the late Wendell Scott and Ray Hendrick. The induction ceremony will be ...

Sun 31 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History (August 31-September 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 31 Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969). September 1 Mario Andretti drives the Mataka brothers'...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 17 Tommy Kendall wins the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, SCCA Trans-Am race in a Ford Mustang. His record tenth straight win clinches the drivers championship (1997). August 18 Jim Clark...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
AARWBA All-America Team history

AARWBA All-America Team history

<pre> HISTORY OF 2003 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM MEMBERS FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION A.J. Allmendinger AL-03 Greg Anderson ...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000). January 6 The F1CA, soon to be rename FOCA, names Bernie Eccelstone the President of Administration...

Mon 20 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 19 Denny Hulme, driving a McLaren M7A-Ford, wins the Mexican Grand Prix (1969). October 20 Lotus F1 driver Gunnar Nilsson dies of cancer (1978). October 21 Tony Bettenhausen Sr. wins the...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 14 On the ski slopes of Switzerland, Craig Pollock tells driver Jacques Villeneuve that he is leaving the BAR team (2001). December 15 NASCAR stockcar racer Jimmy Spencer born ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 12 Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during the...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 30 Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964). March 31 Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England,...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (November 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 9 Pete Lovely drives a Ferrari to victory in the first race held at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1950). November 10 Rally driver Markko Martin born (1975). November 11 Billy Knipper, ...

Mon 19 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 18 Because of rain, for the first time in history, no car qualifies for the Indy 500 on the first weekend of qualifying (1969). May 19 John Surtees and Willy Mairesse drive a Ferrari 250P to...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992). December 22 The engine that will be used in the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is run ...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 20 Jackie Ickx starts his Ferrari 312B on pole, sets fast lap, leads every lap, and wins the German GP (1972). July 21 Lee White, General Manager of the Toyota Racing Development Group, ...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 16 Tazio Nuvolari, racing great between the wars, is born at 9:00 AM in Castel d'Dario, Italy (1892). November 17 British saloon car racers Anita Taylor and David Matthews are wed ...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 29 Carlo Chiti, founder of ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistoia, Italy (1924). December 30 Roger Penske takes delivery of a Lola T70 MKIIIB enduance racer (serial number SL76/139), the...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 2 Seven drivers share the winning Dyson Racing R&S MkIII-Ford in winning the 24 Hours of Daytona (1997). February 3 Racer Johnny Robinson born (1947). February 4 Connie Kalitta becomes...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (November 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 2 David Piper and Tony Maggs drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1963). November 3 Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a ...