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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 still competed at...

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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, Rick, to the...

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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 by Ford to...

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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 provisional starting spot...

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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 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 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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