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Ingram's Flat Spot On: Richmond lived fast, died youngHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Richmond lived fast, died young

Ingram's Flat Spot On Richmond Lived Fast, Died Young by Jonathan Ingram Was Tim Richmond ever really understood or appreciated by the NASCAR community -- the fans, the participants in the garage or the sanctioning body? Tim ...

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 ...

Sun 26 Feb 2006
Hmiel banned for life by NASCARHeadline

Hmiel banned for life by NASCAR

After failing a third substance abuse test, driver Shane Hmiel has been banned for life by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Hmiel was first suspended in 2003 for failing a random drug test; he completed a rehabilitation program...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
East keeps challengers at bay for IRP winHeadline

East keeps challengers at bay for IRP win

Despite predictions of thunderstorms, the final USAC Silver Crown Series pavement event of 2005 was completed on a dry track at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Part of the three-day Kroger Speedfest, the J.D. Byrider 100 was the last pavement race for...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Thu 08 Jul 2004
Bobby East takes first win at RichmondHeadline

Bobby East takes first win at Richmond

Bobby East won tonight's caution-slowed "Dominic's of New York 100" USAC Weld Silver Crown Series race at Richmond International Raceway. He took the lead on the fourth lap, diving under Jason McCord entering Turn 1. He was never headed, but was...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tributeHeadline

Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tribute

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 5, 2004 -- Rodger Ward, one of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500-Mile Race history, died July 5 in Anaheim, Calif. He was 83. Rodger Ward. Photo by IMS LLC. Ward won the race twice and during a...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Tue 13 Jan 2004
Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial TrophyHeadline

Yeley awarded Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy

The 2003 USAC Triple Crown winner's year was capped off when the Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association announced last night at its annual celebratory banquet that J.J Yeley earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy, making the young star...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at homeHeadline

SWS: Freitas keeps Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic prize at home

You may not expect a five-time local track champion and current points leader getting choked up over an umpteenth win on his home turf. But that's exactly what Dean Freitas did after beating the USAC boys Sunday morning in the rain-delayed...

Mon 17 Nov 2003
SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained outHeadline

SWS: Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic rained out

Who says it never rains in Hawaii? The USAC visitors painfully learned the fallacy of that notion Saturday night as intermittent but substantial showers greeted the normally arid plains of Central Oahu. At 9:00 pm, shortly before the scheduled...

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC raceHeadline

SWS: Ronnie Clark wins Hawaii's first ever USAC race

The inaugural USAC Hawaiian Sprint Car Classic kicked off its doubleheader Friday night at Hawaii Motor Speedway, with yellow flags galore punctuating the evening from the first heat race on. As the bus transporting the visiting Southwest Sprint...

Sun 16 Nov 2003
SWS: Commotion by the oceanHeadline

SWS: Commotion by the ocean

Forty years since professional level drivers last went head-to-head in a race on Hawaiian soil, the dust shall fly again this weekend courtesy of the stars from USAC's fledgling Southwest Sprint Car Series. The inaugural Hawaiian Sprint Car...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Kaeding wins Tulsa, Yeley clinches championshipHeadline

Kaeding wins Tulsa, Yeley clinches championship

While J.J. Yeley clinched his second consecutive series championship with a runner-up showing, California's Bud Kaeding stole the spotlight by scoring his first career USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series triumph in Sunday's shortened O'Reilly...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
Yeley on the verge of historic tripleHeadline

Yeley on the verge of historic triple

"Cactus Jack" Yeley's son is on the verge of an accomplishment that only one man has achieved in the past: J.J. Yeley stands to win championships this season in all USAC's top divisions. J.J. Yeley. Photo by Kenneth Plotkin. Tony ...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Wed 26 Mar 2003
Dave Steele captures second straight Copper World ClassicHeadline

Dave Steele captures second straight Copper World Classic

Phoenix, AZ, March 23, 2003 - Dave Steele won his second consecutive USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Copper World Classic. Starting from the pole, he led 85 of the 100 laps. Despite leading the lion's share of the race, it was not a runaway....

Sun 23 Mar 2003
Steele and Yeley take front row in Phoenix qualifyingHeadline

Steele and Yeley take front row in Phoenix qualifying

Phoenix, AZ, March 22, 2003 - Dave Steele took the pole for tomorrow's USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway. He clocked 25.963 seconds around the one mile oval in the desert, for a speed of ...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...