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Tue 18 Dec 2001
This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (December 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 16 Lotus founder Colin Chapman dies (1982). December 17 First motor racing meet takes place on the brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909). December...

Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy past winners

Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy past winners

<pre> American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association Jerry Titus Memorial Trophyâ„¢ Winners: 1970 Al Unser 1971 Mark Donohue 1972 George Follmer 1973 Mark Donohue 1974 Johnny Rutherford 1975 A.J.

Past winners AARWBA All-American Team

Past winners AARWBA All-American Team

American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All America Team 2000 -- Gil de Ferran; Buddy Lazier; Bobby Labonte; Tony Stewart; Jeff Green; Steve Kinser; John Force; Gary Scelzi; Brian Simo; Allan McNish; Scott Dixon; Buddy...

Arrest made in Mickey and Trudy Thompson murders

Arrest made in Mickey and Trudy Thompson murders

DANA POINT, CA. -- Michael F. Goodwin, 56, was arrested Thursday (December 13) for two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder of auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy. The couple was shot to death in the ...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
This Week in Racing History (December 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (December 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 9 Clay Wood, one of NASCAR's original "Wood Brothers", dies (1989). December 10 NASCAR team owner Ray DeWitt born (1950). December 11 Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche, designer of...

ALLSTAR: 26th Annual Winternationals - East Bay preview

ALLSTAR: 26th Annual Winternationals - East Bay preview

PONCE INLET, FL - 12-11-01 - The All Star Sprint Car Racing Series will return to East Bay Raceway near Tampa,FL sanctioning four nights of the "26th Annual Winternationals". The racing action begins Wed, February 13 with a 25 lap main event ...

ALLSTAR: 31st Annual Winter Nationals - Volusia preview

ALLSTAR: 31st Annual Winter Nationals - Volusia preview

BARBERVILLE, FL -- The All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars will make their annual trek to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, near Daytona, for a trio of $4,000 to win features and a $7,000 to win final on Thursday through Sunday Feb.

Wed 05 Dec 2001
This Week in Racing History (December 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (December 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 3 Indycar driver Tom Bagley born (1939). December 4 Ferrari drivers finish 1-2, with Mchael Schumacher leading Rubens Barrichello, in a charity go-kart race in Koln, Germany, featuring...

Mon 26 Nov 2001
This Week in Racing History (November 25-December 1)

This Week in Racing History (November 25-December 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 25 England's National Sporting Club honors Graham Hill with a retirement dinner (1976). November 26 Eddie O'Donell dies of injuries suffered in a wreck during the National Championship...

Sun 25 Nov 2001
Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

Bruce Craig, auto racing photographer dies

By Len Ashburn = Special to Motorsport.com Bruce R. Craig, 63, of Pohatcong Township, New Jersey died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in his home. He was a self-employed auto racing photographer, videographer, and historian who was well known...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Dodge Then & Now 2001-11-20

Dodge Then & Now 2001-11-20

LOUDON, N.H., September 20, 2001 - Some race cars are known by their numbers - 43, 24 and 3, for example - while others are known for their primary sponsor, like the Coors Light Dodge, the Caterpillar Dodge or the Dodge Dealers Intrepid R/T. One...

Tue 20 Nov 2001
This Week in Racing History (November 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (November 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 18 Sportscar and Indycar racer Eliseo Salazar born (1955). November 19 Hank Thorp, one time Indy Lights Chief Steward, born (1934). November 20 Ford withdraws from racing ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Nevada USAC racing history 1959 to 2001

Nevada USAC racing history 1959 to 2001

<pre> USAC Racing History In Nevada Date Location Track Type Race Distance Winner 1959 11/29 Las Vegas Las Vegas Park Stock Car 147 Miles Fred ...

Dodge Then & Now 11-14-01

Dodge Then & Now 11-14-01

Dodge Exceeds Expectations, Builds Foundation for 2002 HAMPTON, Ga., Nov. 14, 2001 - "Dodge couldn't have written a better script." "I give Dodge high marks in their first year return." "Our team was real competitive from the first race on." ...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 2, John Force

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 2, John Force

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 2: JOHN FORCE Nothing in John Force's athletic background could have suggested the level of success that he has achieved: He is the most prolific driver in professional drag racing history and is entering the ...

This Week in Racing History (November 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (November 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 11 Sportscar racer Martino Finotto born (1933). November 12 William H. Frick, who helped build Briggs Cunnungham's race cars, dies at age 84 (2000). November 13 Open-wheel and sports...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary "Breakfast of Champions" transcript

Thursday's Breakfast of Champions, held at the NHRA Motorsports Museum with Don Garlits and John Force, the two finalists in NHRA's season-long 50 Greatest Drivers program. One of the two will be named the NHRA's No. 1 driver during ...

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 3: DON PRUDHOMME It takes years for even the most gifted of individuals to achieve legendary status in his or her chosen field, but Don Prudhomme had already become a larger-than-life figure in drag racing when...

Dodge Then & Now 11-07-01

Dodge Then & Now 11-07-01

Dodge: Then & Now Sam McQuagg Used First Spoiler for Dodge Win HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 7, 2001 - For a driver with only one NASCAR Grand National Series win, Sam McQuagg had a lot of firsts in his career. He used the first spoiler in NASCAR Grand...

Mon 05 Nov 2001
This Week in Racing History (November 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (November 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 4 First races run on the new Kyalami circuit in South Africa (1961). November 5 Richard Petty appears to win the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but after the scoring is...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 4: BOB GLIDDEN Bob Glidden did not have any special training or a degree in mechanical engineering. He even conceded that many of his competitors knew far more about the internal-combustion engine than he did,...

Wed 31 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 5: Shirley Muldowney Shirley Muldowney was not the first, second, or even third woman to "beat the boys at their own game" by winning a major NHRA drag racing event, but she clearly was the most successful and,...

Tue 30 Oct 2001
This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 3)

This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 29 Matt Hines sets NHRA Pro Stock Bike 1/4-mile ET record of 7.154 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999). October 30 Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson retire from ...

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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
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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 ...