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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 27 May 2010
Shop accident ends Jesse Hockett's life

Shop accident ends Jesse Hockett's life

Jesse Hockett (1983-2010) TULSA, Okla. (May 26, 2010) - The nation lost one of its most daring Sprint Car drivers on Wednesday afternoon, as Jesse Hockett lost his life in an accident in his Warsaw, MO, shop. The 26-year-old was electrocuted...

Sat 16 Aug 2014
Thu 08 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver Jim Crawford, who team owner John Menard calls "the bravest man I ever knew," died Aug. 6 in Terre Verde, Fla. He was 54. Crawford, a native of Scotland, retired from racing...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle passed away

Jack Hinkle, 90, Oilman, Car Owner, Driver. Jack B. Hinkle, retired oilman but better known as a former Indy car owner and SCCA driver, passed away in his sleep at his home in Wichita, KS on Friday, January 31, 2003. He was 90 years old. Jack...

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 ...

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 ...

Fri 12 Apr 2002
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty dies at 76

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - Colorful Pat Flaherty, who was dressed in slacks and a T-shirt when he won the 1956 Indianapolis 500 and whose well-worn Cromwell helmet was emblazoned with a green shamrock, died April 9 at his home in ...

Sun 07 Mar 2004
Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis Unser, 1932-2004

Louis J. (Louie) Unser, the second of the four Unser brothers from Albuquerque who dominated Indianapolis, Pikes Peak and countless tracks in between, passed away in California March 2. He died at age 71 of complications from multiple sclerosis,...

Fri 28 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

1990 Indy 500-Winning Team Owner Shierson Dies at 62 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 28, 2004 -- Douglas James "Doug" Shierson, who owned the car Arie Luyendyk drove to victory in the 1990 Indianapolis 500, died May 26 at his Mooresville, N.C., home....

Sat 12 Feb 2011
Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

Tom Carnegie, IMS announcer, dies

LEGENDARY IMS ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE DIES AT 91 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - The mighty, thundering voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been silenced. Tom Carnegie, the legendary chief announcer for the IMS Public Address system for...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR VEITH DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, April 3, 2006 -- Bob Veith, a veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-Mile Races and the 1956 Rookie of the Year, died March 29 in a Santa Rosa, Calif., hospital. He was ...

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 01 Feb 1999
Copper World Classic Quick Facts

Copper World Classic Quick Facts

U.S. TOBACCO COMPANY COPPER WORLD CLASSIC QUICK FACTS WHAT: The 22nd Annual U.S. Tobacco Company Copper World Classic Second of 15 events on the 1999 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series schedule WHERE: Phoenix ...

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 24 Oct 2010
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 ...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Johnny Pawl succumbs to illness

Legendary auto racing car owner and mechanic Johnny Pawl of Crown Point, Indiana passed away recently following a diagnoses of pancreatic cancer in December. He was in Missouri with his wife and her family when he passed. Visitation will be...

Sat 12 Feb 2011
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Sat 16 Apr 2005
Indy 500 racer Art Cross passed away

Indy 500 racer Art Cross passed away

1953 INDIANAPOLIS 500 RUNNER-UP CROSS DIES AT 87 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, April 15, 2005 -- Art Cross, the first-ever Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 1952 and a runner-up finisher in the 1953 race to Bill Vukovich, died April 15 in La Porte,...

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...

Tue 11 Jun 2002
Sprint Car Chassis Pioneer Ken Jenkins battles cancer

Sprint Car Chassis Pioneer Ken Jenkins battles cancer

JENKS, OK (June 9) - Sprint car chassis pioneer Ken Jenkins is battling cancer.Jenkins, whose left lung was removed by doctors May 17th, has several kinds of cancer. He will start undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments soon. A fund has...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

USAC car owner dies: Glen Niebel, who owned both the Silver Crown car and sprint car that Tony Stewart drove to USAC championships in 1995, died Dec. 11 in Shelbyville, Ind. Stewart also won the midget title that year for an unprecedented sweep...

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...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

IRL: IMS remembers Jim Phillippe

Longtime IMS Public Address announcer Phillippe dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 -- James R. "Jim" Phillippe, a familiar, friendly voice to millions of Indianapolis Motor Speedway spectators as a member of the track's public...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

John Capels of Indianapolis, Ind. has been elected USAC Chairman of the Board, replacing Robert G. Moorhead, who will continue his board tenure as Chairman Emeritus. The announcement came at yesterday's annual USAC Board of Directors Meeting in ...

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...

Mon 07 Feb 2011
Mon 28 Feb 2011
Sat 08 May 1999
Rebel Jackson, Jr. Looks Forward to Rooiie Race at   Phoenix

Rebel Jackson, Jr. Looks Forward to Rooiie Race at Phoenix

REBEL JACKSON, JR. LOOKS FORWARD TO HIS ROOKIE RACE AT PHOENIX PHOENIX, Feb. 3, 1999 -- When the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series comes to Phoenix International Raceway for this weekend's 22nd Copper World Classic, there's one...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Tribute to Rodger Ward

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Farewell to Rodger Ward We paid our last respects to Rodger Ward on July 11, 2004, at the San Diego Automotive Museum, in famed Balboa Park. Over 300 people showed up to honor this great man and pay tribute to his life and to his ...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

It was reported in the Wednesday Indianapolis Star that Nick Sanborn of Colorado Springs, a former Pikes Peak Hillclimb champion and later President of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association died Monday after complications from surgery to remove a...

Mon 11 Oct 2010
Shane Hmiel medical update 2010-10-10

Shane Hmiel medical update 2010-10-10

HMIEL REMAINS CRITICAL, BUT STABLE USAC driver Shane Hmiel remains in critical, but stable, condition at Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital following his accident during qualifications for Saturday night's Silver Crown Championship race at the...

Tue 19 Oct 2004
Owen Snyder III joins staff

Owen Snyder III joins staff

2-Time "500" Champion Mechanic Joins USAC Staff Owen Snyder III has worked extensively in high forms of open-wheel racing. Now, he hopes to apply his vast knowledge and experience to the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series,...

Fri 20 Jun 2014
Mon 17 Nov 2003
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...