With the Centennial of the Indianapolis 500 this month, what is your Indy memory?

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, which was the greatest American race decades before Ken Squier tried to claim that title for Bill France’s sedan show. Indeed, decades before there even was a Daytona 500, the Indy 500 was the greatest race and not just in America but on the entire planet. That no longer is true, but we’ll ignore that for now as we celebrate the history of the race and of a race track that has modernized nicely while clinging so tightly to its own history that it still has a brick-paved finish line.

Race, Reuse, Recycle: A Call to Action

The Indianapolis 500 celebrates its centennial this year. This is not a story about Indy, though it is about the cars that used to race there.

New Points System, Chase Tweaks for NASCAR -- But Are the Chase's Days Numbered?

Last Wednesday NASCAR announced a new points system for its Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series plus another modification to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

What Will a New Points System Mean for the 2011 NASCAR Season?

Ever since I caught parts of the Sprint Cup testing at Daytona International Speedway last week, I’ve been getting excited about the new season.  Actually, excited doesn’t begin to even cover it; raring to go would be more accurate.  Like “Gentlemen Start Your Engines,” let’s go, racing ready. BRING IT ON!

Great Expectations: A Fantasy Season Preview

This last January weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona marks the blessed beginning of the 2011 race season with NASCAR going green in mid-February followed by the F1, IZOD IndyCar and ALMS debut weekends in March. For fantasy racing game players the season can't start soon enough. 

Things Racing Fans Should See in Las Vegas

I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas and I know it's not exactly known as the mecca for NASCAR, but if you are heading to Las Vegas anytime soon there are some things you should really see. If you are planning on attending a race in Las Vegas these things could be a cool addition to the actual race.Nascar Cafe

America's Finest Conquest: The 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans

On Sunday, A.J. Foyt, one of the greatest American-born drivers ever, turned 76 years old. While Foyt is best known as one of only three four-time Indianapolis 500 champions, he is also the only driver to ever have won at Indianapolis, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Proposed change to NASCAR’s Nationwide Series Won’t Deliver A True Champion

Through an administrative slipup worthy of inclusion in a Coen Brothers movie, word has gotten out that NASCAR’s anticipated rule changes to strengthen the validity of the second-tier Nationwide Series include drivers declaring which one series title they will pursue.

Female Racers Free to Be Themselves at the Track

PHOENIX -- I suspect that if I gave you six guesses, or for that matter, sixty six guesses, you still wouldn’t guess what Danica Patrick is doing today, Monday, January 17, 2011. Is she testing an Indy car? Nope. How about shooting another music video or Sports Illustrated swim suit photo? Nope and nope.

NASCAR's New One-Championship-Only Rule Rocks

NASCAR is about to officially announce a new rule that forces drivers to choose one and only one series in which they're going to race for championship points. Bully for NASCAR.
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