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Sun 31 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History (December 31-January 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 31 Craig Pollack replaced as president of BAR Holdings by Don Brown (1999). January 1 Jim Clark drives a Lotus 49 to its first Grand Prix win, at Kyalami, South Africa. Jackie Stewart ...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (December 24-30)

This Week in Racing History December 24 F1 and sports car driver Howden Ganley born (1941). December 25 Tony Schumacher, 1999 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of former NHRA Funny Car Champion Don Schumacher, born (1969). December 26 Designer...

Sun 17 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing history (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing history (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History December 17 Former Indy 500 car owner and builder Grant King is killed in a traffic accident (1999). December 18 NASCAR stockcar driver Ted Musgrave born (1955). December 19 Ferdinand Porsche, designer of Auto ...

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...

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...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (December 3-9)

This Week in Racing History December 3 NASCAR stockcar driver Bobby Allison born (1937). December 4 The Gazetto dello Sport announces the first Mille Miglia road race (1926). December 5 Don Panoz, founder of Panoz Auto Development, is ...

Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

John Force, Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears, Wally Parks and Les Richter have been nominated for the second annual Eagle One-Shav Glick Award, presented by the appearance care products company for distinguished achievement in motor racing by a ...

Martinsville Speedway Earles honored

Martinsville Speedway Earles honored

MARTINSVILLE, VA. -- Martinsville Speedway founder H.Clay Earles always felt a strong bond with those who helped give stock-car racing a boost in its early days. The feeling was mutual and recently the Old Timers Racing Club honored Earles...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

This Week in Racing History November 26 Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 USAC Indy car race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win the four major racing disciplines of Indy cars, stock cars,...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Spirit of Ford Award receipents

Previous Spirit of Ford Award Winners Bill Stroppe (1988) - Off-road racing legend, driver and builder, in recognition of his successes during 50 years of racing Ford vehicles Bob Glidden (1989) - America's most successful drag racer, on the...

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...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History November 12 A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894). "Goldenrod", powered by four Chrysler Hemi engines, averages 409 mph on the Bonneville Salt...

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...

Sun 05 Nov 2000
This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (November 5-11)

This Week in Racing History November 5 Stockcar driver Elton Sawyer born (1959). November 6 Joe Nikrent drives a Buick to victory in the Los Angeles-to-Phoenix race. Nikrent covers the 480 miles in 19 hours and 13 minutes for an average speed...

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...

Mon 23 Oct 2000
White to sign at Washington

White to sign at Washington

Racing historian and noted author, Gordon Eliot White will make two special appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, where he will sign copies of his newest book, "The ...

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...

This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History October 22 Ford Thunderbird introduced (1954). October 23 Engineer Gerard Ducarouge born in Paray-le-Monial, France (1941). October 24 The Dust Devils Car Club opens Inyokern Dragstrip in California ...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (October 15-21)

This Week in Racing History October 15 Motorsport journalist Chris Economaki born (1920). October 16 California Sports Car Club holds first race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1950). October 17 CART president Andrew Craig writes ...

Mon 09 Oct 2000
This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (October 8-14)

This Week in Racing History October 8 James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger win the IMSA Acxiom Grand Prix du Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, driving a Ford powered R&S World Sports Car. However, Ferrari 333SP driver Fermin Velez, with...

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 ...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History October 1 Richard Petty wins his tenth straight NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) stockcar race, at North Wilksborough, (1967). Leo Kinnunen wins the year's final round of the Interseries at Hockenheim,...

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 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...

Sun 17 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (September 17-23)

This Week in Racing History September 17 F1 World Champion Damon Hill born (1960). September 18 Sportscar racer Boris Said III born (1962). September 19 IMSA and CART racer Juan Fangio II born (1957). Ferry Porsche receives honorary title...

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...

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 ...

Phil Hill blazed American trail in F1 with skill, class
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Phil Hill blazed American trail in F1 with skill, class

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

Sun 10 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (September 10-16)

This Week in Racing History September 10 Count Stanislav Czaykowski dies in a crash of his Bugatti Type 54 during the Monza Grand Prix in Italy (1933). Sportscar driver Claudia Hurtgen born (1971). September 11 Ferraris finish 1-2, Gerhard...

Tue 05 Sep 2000
This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History September 3 Malcolm Campbell set a new Land Speed Record of 301.129 mph in his Bluebird on the Bonneveille Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1935). September 4 Indy 500 winner Howdy Wilcox is killed in a crash at Altoona, ...

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...

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...

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...

Mon 28 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History August 27 Leo Kinnunen drives Porsche 917-10 to win in the Interserie race at Keimola, Finland (1972). August 28 Len Sutton wins his third (and last) USAC Championship race, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in a Salemi...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
This Week in Racing History - August 20

This Week in Racing History - August 20

This Week in Racing History August 20 Rookie Andre Ribeiro wins the New England 200 at Loudon, New Hampshire, USA. First CART win for both Ribeiro and Honda (1995). August 22 Len Sutton wins the USAC Championship race at Springfield ...