All posts by "jshaffer"

July 23, 2010 - 0 Comments

He and his brothers came out of upstate New York in the rough-and-tumble modified series to tackle the Good Ol’ Boys of NASCAR and, as Yankees, made their mark at...

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July 22, 2010 - 2 Comments

Bobby Hillin Jr. grew up in a racing family – just not the kind in which he wound up driving. His father fielded Longhorn Racing, a staple on the Indy...

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July 21, 2010 - 1 Comments

In the early 1980s, Greg Sacks was the terror of the East Coast open wheel modified circuit. In 1982, his team entered 38 races and won 28, including two stretches...

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July 20, 2010 - 9 Comments

He was the last of the independents, a storybook career with a long career in the NASCAR Cup ranks, dating back to the days when it was called Grand National...

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May 29, 2010 - 0 Comments

In 13 Indianapolis 500s, he came close to Victory Lane but never reached it. But Wally Dallenbach was a winner in so many ways, coming out of New Jersey to...

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May 28, 2010 - 3 Comments

Roger Penske has had the best of racing in his cars at Indianapolis — Emerson Fittipaldi, Rick Mears, Helio Castroneves, Al Unser, Mark Donohue. Back in 1974, his drivers were...

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May 27, 2010 - 1 Comments

The year was 2002, and the big issue was Helio Castroneves and Paul Tracy for the Indianapolis 500 victory. But another driver could very well have won that race except...

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May 26, 2010 - 0 Comments

Airton Dare became one of the Brazilians that migrated to Indianapolis in the past decade. “My first year was a really good race,” he said. “I was 21st, I think....

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May 22, 2010 - 3 Comments

When it comes to trivia bench racing, save this one until the rent money is on the table. Question: Before Nigel Mansell in 1993, who was the last rookie to...

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May 18, 2010 - 1 Comments

Jimmy Kite burst on to the IZOD IndyCar Series with a flourish and in a hurry. He dove under veteran Chuck Gurney off the fourth turn to win the Copper...

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