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

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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 26 Bernd Rosemeyer drives an Auto Union to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1935). July 27 Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at...

This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 2 Sports car racer Louis Krages, aka "John Winter", born (1949). August 3 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the non-championship F2 race at Falkenberg in Halland,...

Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2009-08-12

Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2009-08-12

Labor Day NASCAR Racing Belongs in the South Atlanta Motor Speedway Set to Host Pep Boys Auto 500 on Sept.6 HAMPTON, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2009) -- When the lights turn on for the Pep Boys Auto 500 on Sunday, Sept. 6 at Atlanta Motor ...

This Week in Racing History (August 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (August 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 9 Edgar Barth wins the Freiburg-Schauinsland hillclimb in Germany driving a Porsche 718 RS Spyder (1964). August 10 Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the...

This Week in Racing History (August 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (August 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 16 Dario Franchitti wins the CART Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1998). August 17 DeWayne Louis "Tiny" Lund dies in an accident during...

This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 30 Gil Anderson drives a Stutz to victory in the Elgin Trophy Race in Elgin, Illinois, USA (1913). August 31 Tommy Kendall wins the Mosport Park 500 Trans-Am race at ...

This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 23 Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1970). August 24 Vincenzo Lancia, racer and...

Series remembers Benny Parsons at Toledo

Series remembers Benny Parsons at Toledo

Remembering Benny Parsons: 1969 Ford Torino on Display at Toledo Speedway this Weekend TOLEDO, Ohio (September 3, 2009)--A 1969 Holman Moody Ford Torino used by Benny Parsons to win the 1968 and 1969 ARCA Championships will be on display at...

This Week in Racing History (September 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (September 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 13 George Fury and Terry Shiel drive a Nissan Skyline to victory in the Sandown 500 at Sandown Park in Victoria, Australia (1987). September 14 Jackie Ickx drives a Gulf...

NASCAR honors Walter Cronkite

NASCAR honors Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, known world-wide as a newsman extraordinaire, had another kind of notoriety that not everyone is aware of; he was also a racer of note. A sports car aficionado, he co-drove winning cars for Art Riley Motors three times at Lime...

This Week in Racing History (September 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (September 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 6 Hans Herrmann and Klaus Steinmetz drive an Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero to overall victory in the 500km sports car race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1964). September ...

This Week in Racing History (September 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (September 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 20 F1 and sportscar racer Richie Ginther dies of heart failure at age 59 while vacationing in France (1989). September 21 Phillipe "Phi Phi" Entancelin wins the French ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
This Week in Racing History (May 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (May 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 24 Al Unser Jr. beats Scott Goodyear by .043 seconds for the win in the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. Lynn St. James, the second woman to race in the Indy 500, ...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-20

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-20

This is the 6th in a series of articles leading up to the June 20th "Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200" at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park RICK HENDRICK: TIM RICHMOND ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREATS MANSFIELD, Ohio (May 19th, 2009) -- Tim ...

This Week in Racing History (May 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (May 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 17 Alain Prost wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in a McLaren MP4/3-TAG (1987). May 18 Kenji Okazaki of Japan wins the Funny Car finals and 18 year old highschool girl...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-15

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-15

Editor's Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles leading up to the June 20 "Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200" at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park. RICHMOND'S RIDE WITH RUTHERFORD PART OF INDY 500 HISTORY MANSFIELD, Ohio (May...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-11

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-11

This is the 5th in a series of articles leading up to the June 20th "Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200" at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park TIM RICHMOND STILL RECEIVES ACCOLADES TWO DECADES LATER MANSFIELD, Ohio (May 11th, 2009) -...

This Week in Racing History (May 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (May 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 10 Rick Mears turns the first unofficial 220 mph lap (220.048) at Indy (1988). May 11 A Porsche 908 driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman wins the 1000 kilometer World ...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-06

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-05-06

This is the 4th in a series of articles leading up to the June 20th "Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200" at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park FANS "BACK HOME" STILL RECALL TIM RICHMOND'S EXPLOITS MANSFIELD, Ohio (May 6th , 2009) - Tim...

This Week in Racing History (May 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (May 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 3 Brock Yates, Brock Yates Jr., Jim Williams, and Steve Smith, in a Dodge van named "Moon Trash II", begin the first Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash....

This Week in Racing History (April 26-May 2)

This Week in Racing History (April 26-May 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 26 1927 24-Hour Bol d'Or Paris winner Violette Morris is killed by the French Resistance for collaborating with the Nazis (1944). April 27 Jimmy Vasser, driving a ...

Bud Moore - Ford interview 2009-04-21

Bud Moore - Ford interview 2009-04-21

Bud Moore, a NASCAR owner who competed with Ford products for 50 years in NASCAR, will be one of five people inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Thursday night in Talladega, Ala. Moore, who won 63 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-04-19

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-04-19

This is the 3rd in a series of articles leading up to the June 20th "Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA RE/MAX 200" at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park DOORS OPENED FOR RICHMOND AT POCONO; ULRICH PROVIDED THE SEAT MANSFIELD, Ohio (April 19th, 2009) -...

This Week in Racing History (April 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (April 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 19 Tony Bettenhausen wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1959). April 20 CART and ALMS team owner/driver Andrian Fernandez born in Mexico...

Wood Brothers first Grand National race

Wood Brothers first Grand National race

Glen Wood Wins His First Grand National Race - Bowman Gray Stadium From 1958 through 1971 NASCAR ran races at Bowman Gray Stadium. Bowman Gray Stadium is a 1/4 mile flat, asphalt, oval, short track located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina....

Manzanita memories, a fond farewellHeadline

Manzanita memories, a fond farewell

According to Allan Brown's "History of America's Speedways," there have been a total of 5953 oval speedways in the United States, with 1040 of them still active. After this weekend, that total will be 1039. Or maybe 1038, depending on how you ...

This Week in Racing History (April 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (April 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 12 Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinunen drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 Kilometers of Brands Hatch in England (1970). April 13 Alex Zanardi wins the CART Grand...

This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 5 Jochen Rindt wins the Pau Grand Prix F2 race driving a Lotus 69 (1970). April 6 Hermann Lang, Grand Prix and sports car driver, born (1909). April 7 Alain Prost wins the...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-04-02

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-04-02

Count Down to the June 20th Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA-RE/MAX 200; Tim Richmond, Trailblazing from Indy Cars to NASCAR MANSFIELD, Ohio (April 2nd, 2009) - Twenty years after his passing, people who knew him well universally use two...

This Week in Racing History (March 29-April 4)

This Week in Racing History (March 29-April 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 29 Geoff Duke, four-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, is born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England (1923). March 30 George Follmer drives a Cheetah-Chevy to ...

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-03-26

Mansfield Tim Richmond Memorial news 2009-03-26

Count Down to the June 20th Inaugural Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA-RE/MAX 200; Tim Richmond's path to stardom began on Ohio short tracks MANSFIELD, Ohio (March 26, 2009) - Tim Richmond was blessed with gifts that made him destined for greatness,...

Kimmel Racing - A history

Kimmel Racing - A history

The Building of Kimmel Racing -- The Legacy and the Team CORNELIUS, N.C. (March 26, 2009) -- Frank Kimmel has dominated the ARCA RE/MAX Series for nearly two decades, amassing a list of credentials a mile long. Despite his status among the stock...

This Week in Racing History (March 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (March 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.VintageRPM.com March 22 Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974). March 23 Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of ...

This Week in Racing History (March 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (March 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 15 Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England (1981). March 16 Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724...

Daytona Int'l Speedway - Indy Roadsters spotlight

Daytona Int'l Speedway - Indy Roadsters spotlight

50 Years Later, Indy Roadsters Make Return To DIS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On Thursday, Daytona International Speedway turned back the clock 50 years. On the 50th anniversary of the first and only time that USAC open-wheel championships...

Porsche 917, now 40 years old

Porsche 917, now 40 years old

40 Years Of The Porsche 917; The car described as the "Greatest Racing Car in History" celebrates its 40th birthday ATLANTA - March 9, 2009 - Forty years ago, on March 13, 1969 at the Geneva International Motor Show, today's Dr. Ing. h.c. F.