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May 25, 2011 - 3 Comments

Throughout his career, Bobby Allison has always been known as a “racer’s racer.” Even at the height of his stardom as a NASCAR stock car driver, Allison...

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May 10, 2011 - 4 Comments

As the eldest member and leader of the famed “Mears Gang,” Roger Mears took a unique path to the Indianapolis 500. He actually followed his younger brother,...

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May 3, 2011 - 5 Comments

Note: This begins a series of blogs about important figures in Indianapolis 500 history by veteran motorsports writer Bruce Martin. When Jim Clark drove the Lotus Powered...

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July 24, 2010 - 2 Comments

Mike Chase had a winding road to get to the saddle of a stock car for the inaugural Brickyard 400. For the inaugural only, NASCAR issued a...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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