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Tue 30 Oct 2001
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The "Great Races": Henry Ford's Victory in 1901

Dearborn, MI -- Henry Ford's one and only race on October 10, 1901, in nearby Grosse Pointe, Michigan change the world. It was that race, in which Mr. Ford upset Alexander Winton, the country's foremost racer, that allowed him to attract the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part II

CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part II

This Week in Ford Racing October 30, 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series Part II FORD RACING LEGEND Parnelli Jones was one of the most versatile and successful racers of his generation, winning races in virtually every type of car he drove.

CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part I

CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part I

This Week in Ford Racing October 23, 2001 Part I FORD RACING LEGEND Parnelli Jones was one of the most versatile and successful racers of his generation, winning races in virtually every type of car he got behind the wheel of. Jones won in ...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
Dodge Then & Now, Bobby Isaac

Dodge Then & Now, Bobby Isaac

Dodge: Then & Now Bobby Isaac Had Record-Setting Success with Dodge AVONDALE, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2001 - Bobby Isaac came from humble beginnings but before he died in 1977 he had reached the pinnacle of the racing world and set dozens of records...

Mon 22 Oct 2001
This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 21 Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973). October 22 At Rockingham, North Carolina, USA, Mark Martin scores his first NASCAR stockcar win (1989). October ...

Fri 19 Oct 2001
Richard Brickhouse special feature

Richard Brickhouse special feature

Brickhouse, a 63-year-old farmer/truck driver from Rocky Point, N.C., raced full-time from 1968-70. He started his NASCAR career in a car that he bought from Richard Petty -- a '67 Plymouth that earned him a fourth-place finish in his first ...

Thu 18 Oct 2001
Dodge Then & Now

Dodge Then & Now

Dodge Daytona Development Team Has Reunion With Record-Setting Car TALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 17, 2001 - A special hole in the dash for instrument wires. Bits of foam insulation from underneath. Peeling paint that revealed a previous coat of ...

Ford Racing celebrates Henry Ford's only race

Ford Racing celebrates Henry Ford's only race

By Chris Syfert - Special to Motorsport.com On October 10, 1901, Henry Ford defeated Alexander Winton in a ten mile race in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Henry had no experience in racing and had to come from behind to win. The race was Henry Ford's...

Wed 17 Oct 2001
Ford Racing celebrates centennial

Ford Racing celebrates centennial

By David Reininger - motorsport.com DEARBORN, Mich. (October 13, 2001) - In a celebration that could only come once every hundred years, Ford Racing marked their centennial this weekend by inviting racers and race fans from around the world to...

Sun 14 Oct 2001
This Week in Racing History (October 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (October 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 14 Top Fuel drag racer Wayne Bailey dies from injuries suffered in a crash during the IHRA National event at Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (2000). October 15 Craig Breedlove becomes the first...

Sat 13 Oct 2001
Ford Racing Centennial this weekend at Dearborn

Ford Racing Centennial this weekend at Dearborn

By David Reininger - motorsport.com Ford celebrates Centennial this weekend. One hundred years ago, on October 10th, a young Henry Ford averaged a blistering 44.8 mph, beating Alexander Winton in a historic automobile race. A crowed of 7,000...

Japanese GP over the years

Japanese GP over the years

The Suzuka Grand Prix circuit is a favourite of many of the Grand Prix drivers, for it shares the same challenge and thrills of high speed flowing corners like the Spa Francorchamps track. Some 5.85kms(3.64 miles) long, it was designed by the ...

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...