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Sat 13 Oct 2001
Dodge: Then & Now 2001-10-10

Dodge: Then & Now 2001-10-10

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 10, 2001 - If you are looking for a track where Dodge has an excellent chance to win another NASCAR Winston Cup Series this season, consider the paperclip-shaped half-mile oval at Martinsville, Va. Among the seven tracks...

This Week in Racing History (October 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (October 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 7 Greg Stansfield sets an NHRA Pro Stock Truck eleapse time record of 7.438 seconds and a speed record of 180.69 mph for the 1/4 mile at Memphis, Tennesee, USA (2000). October 8 George...

Sun 30 Sep 2001
Dean Adams Sr. inducted to SFCR

Dean Adams Sr. inducted to SFCR "Wall of Fame"

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Long-time sprint car racer Dean Adams Sr. of Potosi was inducted to the St. Francois County Raceway's "Wall of Fame" during recent ceremonies at the track. Adams joins his son, Dean Adams Jr., on the wall along with Gene ...

This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 30 Six-time IMSA champion Al Holbert dies in a plane crash near Columbus, Ohio (1988). October 1 Dick Johnson and John Bowe drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Toohey's 1000 at Mount...

Wed 26 Sep 2001
Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-26

Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-26

Dodge Engine Builders Have New Tools, Same Goal KANSAS CITY, Kan., September 26, 2001 - Legendary stock car engine builder Ray Fox usually had two engines, sometimes three, when he worked on the NASCAR Grand National Series cars that won 140...

Sun 23 Sep 2001
This Week in Racing History (September 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (September 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 24 Soichiro Honda founds the Honda Motor Company (1948). September 25 F1 driver Mika Salo born (1967). September 26 AMA Supercross rider Bob Hannah born in Whittier, Califronia, USA ...

Fri 21 Sep 2001
Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-19

Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-19

Speedy Thompson's Wins Include Two With Dodge DOVER, Del., September 19, 2001 - The late Alfred (Speedy) Thompson won 20 NASCAR Grand National races from 1953 through 1960, including two in 1956 driving a Dodge. There have been many changes in...

Tue 18 Sep 2001
This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 16 John Cobb drives the Railton-Mobil Special on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a new World Land Speed Record of 394.2 mph (1947). September 17 Hugh Scott wins the IHRA Pro Mod finals at...

Eddie Anderson at Knoxville Museum 2001-09-22

Eddie Anderson at Knoxville Museum 2001-09-22

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (SEPT. 14, 2001) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum presents it's final historical forum of 2001 on Saturday, Septmber 22, at 3 p.m. as Iowa stock car racing pioneer Eddie Anderson of Grinnell shares his career...

Sun 09 Sep 2001
This Week in Racing History (September 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (September 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 9 Ayrton Senna wins his 26th Grand Prix, the Italian at Monza (1990). September 10 Jim Richards and Mark Skaife win the Sandown 500 at Sandown Park in Victoria, Australia, in a Nissan ...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway history

Winchester Speedway, Winchester 400 Both Go Back to the Ages Oldest Half-Mile Oval in Country Started Hosting ASA in 1970 PENDLETON, Ind. (August 30, 2001) -- It has a legendary feel, and rightfully so. It was the world's first half-mile oval...

Wed 05 Sep 2001
Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-05

Dodge: Then & Now 2001-09-05

Dodge, Neil Bonnett Histories Overlap at Richmond RICHMOND, Va., September 5, 2001 - As the original Dodge heyday in NASCAR was winding down the late 1970s, the Winston Cup career of the late Neil Bonnett was just getting started. The two...

Tue 04 Sep 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

2001 Hall of Fame Class Inducted Thomas Chemris Darlington South Carolina The National Motor Sports Press Association inducted its class of 2001 Hall Of Fame inductees in a ceremony at the Darling Country club, Darlington South ...

Mon 03 Sep 2001
This Week in Racing History (September 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (September 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 2 Australian Touring Car racer Jim Richards born in Otahuhu, New Zealand (1947). September 3 Teo Fabi wins the Mid-Ohio CART race. Only CART win for engine supplier Porsche and final...

Thu 30 Aug 2001
Dodge Then & Now 2001-8-29

Dodge Then & Now 2001-8-29

Dodge Celebrates, Makes History at Darlington DARLINGTON, S.C., August 29, 2001 - In late summer, the air in South Carolina is often heavy with humidity. This weekend at Darlington Raceway, the air will be heavy with history as the past is ...

THQ U.S. Open history

THQ U.S. Open history

LA CANADA, Calif. (August 28, 2001) - In the three-year history of the THQ U.S. Open, The World's Richest Motorcycle Race, three distinct champions have taken home a lion's share of more than $100,000 each. This prestigious two-day event has ...

Tue 28 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 14, Eddie Hill

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 14, Eddie Hill

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 14: EDDIE HILL Whether on water or land, two wheels or four, Eddie Hill's driving skill, mechanical ingenuity, and mannered personality combined to make the Texan one of motorsports' most popular ...

Mon 27 Aug 2001
This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 26 The Morris Mini is launched (1959). August 27 Former stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough is found innocent by reason of insanity of attempting to murder his mother (1980). August...

Tue 21 Aug 2001
Mon 20 Aug 2001
This Week in Racing History (August 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (August 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 19 Sportscar driver Oscar Larrauri born (1954). August 20 Bobby Rahal wins Canadian Formula Atlantic race at Mosport, Ontario (1976). August 21 Donnie Allison finishes 35th in his final...

Sun 19 Aug 2001
Ford Racing Wood Brothers Michigan II

Ford Racing Wood Brothers Michigan II

Motorcraft Taurus driver Elliott Sadler improved by nearly 3 mph from practice to qualifying yesterday and will start on the outside of the second row in tomorrow's Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Wood Brothers enjoyed tremendous...

Sat 18 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 15: RONNIE SOX There are no absolutes in life, but the claim that Ronnie Sox was the greatest four-speed driver that ever lived comes pretty close. The longtime racing partner of Buddy Martin was the winningest Pro...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memories of first team Win - Haas, Andretti, Tzouanakis

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memories of first team Win - Haas, Andretti, Tzouanakis

Newman/Haas Racing was formed in the winter of 1982 by actor/race car driver Paul Newman and racing entrepreneur Carl A. Haas and began competing in the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Series in 1983. In only their sixth event in the series...

Thu 16 Aug 2001
Dick Johnson profile and stats

Dick Johnson profile and stats

DICK JOHNSON ­ PROFILE While he is now retired from driving, Dick Johnson has no intention of stepping away from the sport that has made him a major national sporting personality and one of the most successful racing drivers in ...

Dick Johnson Straight unveiled at Queensland Raceway

Dick Johnson Straight unveiled at Queensland Raceway

Queensland's favourite motor racing son was honored today when the front section of the Queensland Raceway was officially named "Dick Johnson Straight". Johnson, a five-time national champion and three-time Bathurst winner, proudly unveiled a ...

Dodge Then & Now 2001-08-14

Dodge Then & Now 2001-08-14

Charlie Glotzbach Won August Michigan Race With Dodge BROOKLYN, Mich., August 15, 2001 - Thirty-one years ago this weekend, Charlie Glotzbach motored around Michigan International Speedway on a wing and a prayer. The prayer was on his lips, but...

This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 12 Tim Flock drives a Bill Stroppe Mercury to victory in the NASCAR stockcar race on the road course at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1957). August 13 Bobby Isaac dies of a heart attack ...

Mon 13 Aug 2001
Legends in Racing, AARWBA 2001 inductees announced

Legends in Racing, AARWBA 2001 inductees announced

Five Names added to AARWBA'S Legends in Racing One of the most colorful car owners in Indy Car history leads the 2001 class of five inductees into Legends in Racing, the hall of fame of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters ...

Thu 09 Aug 2001
Dodge Then & Now 2001-08-08

Dodge Then & Now 2001-08-08

Dodge Wins First NASCAR Winston Cup Race WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., August 8, 2001 - Here is a great trivia question for stock car racing history buffs: Who won the first NASCAR Winston Cup Series event? The answer isn't Red Byron, Bob Flock or Lee...

Tue 07 Aug 2001
2nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals 1979

2nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals 1979

Instant Replay: 2nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1979 by Paul Haase BELLEVILLE, Kan. (July 11, 2001) - With a purse of over $15,000, the 2nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals had built steam as being the true midget premier event in the...

Mon 06 Aug 2001
This Week in Racing History (August 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (August 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 5 Craig Breedlove drives the "Spirit of America" on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a new Land Speed Record of 407.45 mph (1963). NASCAR stockcar racer Kenny Irwin Jr. born (1969). Sochiro...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 17: 'JUNGLE' JIM LIBERMAN Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib ...

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 18: 'DYNO' DON NICHOLSON There have been few drag racers equipped with more versatile skills as a driver and engine builder/tuner than "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Originally a circle-track roadster ...

Thu 02 Aug 2001
23nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 2000

23nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 2000

Instant Replay: 23nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 2000 by Paul Haase BELLEVILLE, Kan. (Aug. 1, 2001) - As they had for 22 consecutive years prior, the greatest midget car drivers in the world converged on the Belleville High Banks in the...

22nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1999

22nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1999

Instant Replay: 22nd Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1999 by Paul Haase BELLEVILLE, Kan. (July 31, 2001) - Car owner Steve Lewis has brought the best equipment and drivers to the Belleville Midget Nationals going away with several wins. But...

Wed 01 Aug 2001
21st Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1998

21st Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1998

Instant Replay: 21st Annual Belleville Midget Nationals - 1998 by Paul Haase BELLEVILLE, Kan. (July 30, 2001) - Steve Knepper of Belleville, Ill., came to the 21st Annual Belleville Midget Nationals with one Championship already under his belt...

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