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Fri 09 Jun 2006
IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

LEGENDARY P.A. ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE STEPS DOWN AFTER 61 YEARS AT IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 9, 2006 -- Tom Carnegie, whose smooth, baritone voice has become synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1946, announced June 9 that the...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
This Week in Racing History (June 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (June 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 4 Rick Mears drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Miller High Life 200 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1989). June 5 Tazio Nuvolari wins he Italian Grand Prix at Monza. First win for an...

Sat 20 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (May 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 21 Alejandro De Tomaso, founder of De Tomaso Automobili, dies at the age of 74 in Modena, Italy (2003). May 22 Enoch Staley, founder of the North Wilkesboro Speedway NASCAR stockcar race track,...

Wed 17 May 2006
Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

Fast Five questions with Mike Spitzer

"Fast Five" with Mike Spitzer Chassis builder "humbled" at being named an honoree at National Hot Rod Reunion BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 16, 2006) -- One thing you can say about Mike Spitzer: he can build almost anything. Although best...

Fast Five questions with Wally Parks

Fast Five questions with Wally Parks

"Fast Five" with Wally Parks Legendary founder of NHRA offers insight about hot rodding, drag racing and the museum that bears his name BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Apr. 24, 2006) -- When it comes to the history of American motorsports, names...

Tue 16 May 2006
Hoosier Hundred retrospective

Hoosier Hundred retrospective

The Hoosier Hundred - A Look Back With the resurrection of the Hoosier Hundred, the Track Enterprises staff thought this would be a good time to take a look back at some previous runnings of the Hoosier Hundred to help race fans and competitors...

Sun 14 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (May 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 14 Paul Hawkins and Rolf Stommelen drive a Porsche 910-8 to overall victory in the 51st Targa Florio road race in Sicily. Porsche also wins the under-2-liter GT class with the 911S driven by ...

Sun 07 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (May 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (May 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 7 The Bob Banning Dodge wins the Funny Car feature at Frank Maratta's Connecticut Dragway in Connecticut, USA (1972). May 8 Willy Mairesse and Herbert Muller drive the Filipenetti Porsche 906 ...

Tue 02 May 2006
IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

GREAT MOMENTS OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Donald Davidson Historian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911: RAY HARROUN WINS INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS 500 After two seasons of two- and three-day multi-event programs, Speedway management decides for...

Mon 01 May 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 30-May 6)

This Week in Racing History (April 30-May 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 30 Jim Hall drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the sports car race in Longview, Texas, USA (1960). May 1 John Surtees drives a Ferrari 312 to victory in the non-championship Syracuse Grand...

Sun 23 Apr 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 23 John Andretti and Bob Wolleck drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1989). April 24 Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed is set by...

Thu 20 Apr 2006
Flaherty, Dean named IMS Auto Racing HoF

Flaherty, Dean named IMS Auto Racing HoF

"500" WINNER FLAHERTY, CAR OWNER DEAN NAMED TO HALL OF FAME INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 19, 2006 -- Two names that were synonymous with open-wheel racing success 50 years ago will earn their place in the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, located at...

Sun 16 Apr 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 16 The World Championship of Makes BOAC 1000km race at Brands Hatch, England, is won by Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx in a Ferrari 312PB (1972). April 17 With a time of 9.97 seconds during a...

Sun 09 Apr 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (April 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 9 Rick Mears, driving a Penske PC-18, laps the entire field on his way to victory in the CART Autoworks 200 at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1989). April 10 Jim Hall wins the main event of the Carrera...

Mon 03 Apr 2006
This Week in Racing History (April 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (April 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 2 Dave Heinz and Dave Yarborough drive a Jaguar XJS from the US Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast in a record 32 hours and 51 minutes to win the fifth and final Cannonball Baker ...

Wed 29 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History (Mach 26-April1)

This Week in Racing History (Mach 26-April1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 26 Driving a Porsche 356 Speedster, actor James Dean wins the first formal auto race he enters, a qualifying race during the California Sports Car Club event at Palms Springs, California, USA ...

Thu 23 Mar 2006
This Week in Ford Racing 2006-03-21

This Week in Ford Racing 2006-03-21

This Week in Ford Racing March 21, 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series An historic NASCAR Ford race car will return to the track this weekend when the Thunderbird driven to two victories by Alan Kulwicki in 1992 during Kulwicki's NASCAR ...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History (March 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (March 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 19 Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957). March 20 The Lola T90 Indycar debuts in the USAC Championship race...

Mon 13 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History (March 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (March 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 12 Ray Bellm and Mauricio Sandro Salla win the Four Hours of Paul Ricard in France driving a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995). March 13 Tazio Nuvolari drives a Bugatti 35C to victory in the Grand...

Sun 05 Mar 2006
This Week in Racing History ((March 5-11)

This Week in Racing History ((March 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 5 A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Ontario, California (1972). March 6 John Bowe drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Amaroo Park, New South Wales, Australia...

Tue 28 Feb 2006
NASCAR remembers Wendell Scott

NASCAR remembers Wendell Scott

NASCAR Pioneer Wendell Scott Left Lasting Legacy DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2006) -- Thirty-three years after his career ended, the legacy of Wendell Oliver Scott continues to stand proud. Scott was the first African-American driver to win a...

Mon 27 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (Feb 26-March 4)

This Week in Racing History (Feb 26-March 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 26 Alba make their IMSA GT debut at Miami, Florida, USA. The car, entered as a Ford-Momo, finishes 16th with Gianpiero Moretti and Oscar Larrauri behind the wheel. The race is won by Brian...

Mon 20 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (February 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (February 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 19 Darrell Waltrip runs out of gas but coasts to victory in the Daytona 500 NASCAR stockcar race (1989). February 20 A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA ...

Mon 13 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (February 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 12 Tony Godfrey rides a Norton to victory in the FIM 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1961). February 13 Nino Farina drives a...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (February 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 5 Derek Bell, Bob Wolleck, and John Andretti drive a Jim Busby entered Porsche 962 to victoy in the 24 Hours of Daytona, beating the second place Jaguar of Price Cobb, John Nielson, Jan...

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

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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 29 FIA inspects 528th Porsche 911 Carrera RS and certifies them legal for Group 4 Touring class. But because of paperwork delays, the RSR racing versions will have to run as Prototypes at ...

Tue 24 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (January 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 22 Porsche 959s finish first (Metge/Lemoyne), second (Ickx/Brasseur), and sixth (Kussmaul/Unger) in the Paris-Dakar Rally (1986). January 23 The first annual Automotive Equipment Display and...

Mon 16 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (January 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 15 Pat Sawyer wins the Ladies Race at Torrey Pines, California, USA, driving a Frazer-Nash Le Mans (1956). January 16 Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the ...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (January 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 8 Advertising appears on a Grand Prix car for the first time when Jim Clark puts his John Player Gold Leaf Lotus 49 on pole for the non-championship New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe ...

Tue 03 Jan 2006
This Week in Racing History (January 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (January 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker Correction Last week's entry for December 26 contained an error. The cars driven by Colin Chapman and Jim Clark at Brand Hatch that day in 1958 were Lotus Elites, not Elises. January 1 FISA bans ...