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Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

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...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
ARCA - Speedway style 1980-1989

ARCA - Speedway style 1980-1989

1980-1989: ARCA Racing, Speedway Style TOLEDO, Ohio (November 11, 2009)-The early 1980s brought trying times as the ARCA community pondered how to proceed following the death of founder John Marcum but thanks to a dedicated group of new leaders...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Petty 200th win memories - Buddy Parrott

Petty 200th win memories - Buddy Parrott

Memories Of Richard Petty's 200th Crew Chief Buddy Parrott: 'It Was A Great Win' DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- This is the first in a series of news releases of memories from key figures who witnessed Richard Petty's historic 200th and final NASCAR...

Thu 05 Nov 2009
A Time of Change 1970-1979

A Time of Change 1970-1979

TOLEDO, Ohio (November 4, 2009)-The 1970s ushered in an era of change for ARCA and its stars as the first purpose-built racecars changed the sport and the ailing health of ARCA's founder, John Marcum, produced trying times for the sanctioning ...

Thu 19 Nov 2009
ARCA - Driver development 1990-1999

ARCA - Driver development 1990-1999

1990-1999: ARCA Driver Development TOLEDO, Ohio (November 18, 2009)-Building off a superspeedway racing trend that started in the 1980s, ARCA grew in its roll as a developmental series for up-and-coming NASCAR drivers and teams in the 1990s...

Thu 29 Oct 2009
ARCA: The Golden Years 1960-1969

ARCA: The Golden Years 1960-1969

1960-1969: The Golden Years of ARCA Racing TOLEDO, Ohio (October 28, 2009)- In a decade highlighted by talented fulltime series competitors capable of racing against-and becoming-NASCAR's greats, large race attendance and the debut of ...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

@>Porsche Cup Winners, 1970-2009 Year Driver Nat Team ------- ------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- 1970 Gijs van Lennep NL Wihuri 1971 Erwin ...

Fri 19 Jun 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...

Thu 29 Oct 2009
Canadian Motorsports Heritage Museum news 2009-10-28

Canadian Motorsports Heritage Museum news 2009-10-28

CANADIAN MOTORSPORTS HERITAGE MUSEUM ADDS TO COLLECTION Two historic race cars pledged to Canadian Motorsports Fans October 28, 2009 - The Canadian Motorsports Heritage Museum (CMHM) is pleased to announce that it will be adding two historic...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Thu 26 Nov 2009
ARCA - Kimmel decade 1990-present

ARCA - Kimmel decade 1990-present

The Frank Kimmel Decade: 2000-Present TOLEDO, Ohio (November 25, 2009)-Frank Kimmel established himself as ARCA's major franchise player and the series' most recognizable name in the 2000s, setting records in nearly every category and clinching...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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.

Wed 30 Dec 2009
This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History (December 27-January 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 27 Hans Stuck, German racing great between the world wars, father of Hans-Joachim Stuck and grandfather of Johannes Stuck, born (1900). December 28 Jim Clark wins the...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: End of an eraHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: End of an era

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram End Of An Era There have been many calamitous moments in the history of Petty Enterprises. But the recent dramatic changes, leading to the de facto end of the team, are unmatched in their frequency and ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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 ...

Petty 200th win - Ten interesting facts

Petty 200th win - Ten interesting facts

Ten Interesting Facts Behind Petty's Historic 200th Victory At DIS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Richard Petty, who notched his first victory as a car owner since 1999 last weekend in Sonoma, Calif., will be celebrating a huge milestone moment in his...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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....

Sun 22 Nov 2009
This Week in Racing History (November 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (November 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 22 Stan Fox wins the last race ever held at the legendary Ascot, California, dirt track (1990). November 23 Umberto Maglioli wins the final Carrera Panamerica road race ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2009-02-02

Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2009-02-02

Looking Back at History: Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Beginning of 100 NASCAR Sprint Cup Races; The following is the first part in a weekly series highlighting Atlanta Motor Speedway's storied history as the track prepares for its 100th NASCAR...

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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Petty 200th win memories - Ned Jarrett

Petty 200th win memories - Ned Jarrett

Memories Of Richard Petty's 200th Broadcaster Ned Jarrett: It's One Of The Highlights Of My Career DAYTONA BEACH , Fla. -- This is another release in a series focusing on memories from key figures who witnessed Richard Petty's historic...

Petty 200th win memories - Bobby Allison

Petty 200th win memories - Bobby Allison

Memories Of Richard Petty's 200th Bobby Allison: '199 Would Be Easier To Catch Than 200' DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- This is another release in a series focusing on memories from key figures who witnessed Richard Petty's historic 200th and final ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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: (March 1-7)

This Week in Racing History: (March 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 1 Mercedes-Benz publishes a press release officially describing their W25 Grand Prix race cars as "Silver Arrows" (1934). March 2 Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African...

Fri 18 Dec 2009
IMS displays historic bricks and contract

IMS displays historic bricks and contract

Historic IMS Bricks and Contract on Display Thursday, Dec. 17; Display Marks 100th Anniversary of Iconic Track Surface Several important pieces of Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- bricks from the racing surface and the contract between IMS...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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 ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 (February 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (February 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 22 The inaugural NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race is won by Lee Petty when he edges out Johnny Beauchamp by only 2 feet (1959). February 23 The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
This Week in Racing History (July 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (July 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 12 Denny Hulme wins the Watkins Glen Can-Am race in a McLaren M8D. The Chaparral 2J "sucker car" debuts with Jackie Stewart at the wheel. The 2J retires after 22 laps with...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

Sun 08 Nov 2009
This Week in Racing History (November 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (November 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 8 At Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Alan Kulwicki, driving a Ford Thunderbird, wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race (1988). November 9 Bruce McLaren, driving a McLaren ...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
This Week in Racing History (December 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (December 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 6 Formula One champion and DTM team owner Keijo Eric "Keke" Rosberg born in Stockholm, Sweden (1948). December 7 Mario Andretti drives a Ford-powered Brawner Hawk to...