All posts by "jshaffer"

July 28, 2013 - 0 Comments

Indianapolis was not new to Steve Park. “I’d gone to the ‘500’ a couple times,” he said. “Growing up in the (NASCAR) Modified series, I had the opportunity to run...

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July 25, 2013 - 0 Comments

Rick Wilson has some unique milestones in his career. He ran the Brickyard 400 only once, in 1997, and finished 21st, on the lead lap. But he was the first...

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July 24, 2013 - 3 Comments

Jimmy Hensley was a fan of the Indianapolis 500, so when NASCAR’s finest came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994, it was special. “One...

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July 22, 2013 - 0 Comments

Lake Speed made the broadest leap in class possible in motorsports, with the exception of the 18-wheelers in New Zealand. Speed, a native of Jackson, Miss., worked his way through...

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July 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

They were called the “Alabama Gang.” The elder statesman was Red Farmer. Then came Bobby and Donnie Allison. And Neil Bonnett and then Davey Allison joined the mix. The last...

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July 17, 2013 - 0 Comments

He was from Grand Rapids, Mich., not exactly a bastion of big-time stock car drivers. But Johnny Benson Jr. got a chance to run with NASCAR and made the most...

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July 10, 2013 - 1 Comments

Geoff Bodine had a long and storied career after coming out of Chemung, N.Y., and going on the NASCAR Cup trail. One remembrance would be the inaugural Brickyard 400, when...

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May 25, 2013 - 2 Comments

He had one of the most improbable goals ever in sports. Chris Kneifel came to the Speedway with the dream of winning the Indianapolis 500 and playing in an NBA...

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May 24, 2013 - 1 Comments

Pancho Carter was destined to be a racer, almost before he was born. “My mom was pregnant with me, and she was down there when my dad ran the Mexican...

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May 23, 2013 - 3 Comments

He is an artist, doing all kinds of oil portraits, pencil drawings and other creative things. He once owned two P-51 Mustang World War II fighter planes, in which his...

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