DRAG RACING

Why Is Drag Racing Called Drag Racing?

BY:  Jason Torchinsky I have a lot of respect for the sport of drag racing, partially because I believe there’s a lot more nuance and complexity to it than most people think, and also because I once almost crashed a dragster because I’m a moron. One thing I’ve never fully understood, though, is the name: why is called drag racing?…

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ROAD RACING

Disgusting treatment by the media, and Lily, which pulled sponsorship from racer Conor Daley, for a word used by his European father, before he was born, more than 30 years ago.

Disgusting treatment by the media, and Lily, which pulled sponsorship from racer Conor Daley, for a word used by his European father, before he was born, more than 30 years ago. If any employee of the media, and/or Lily has ever uttered the “n” word, or if any of their blood relatives (mother, father, brother,…

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MINUTIAE

His name was… Albert (Tapper) Torney.

He used to go to all the public functions…especially the picture theaters.  And he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans.  His name was… Albert (Tapper) Torney.  Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him.  After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model…

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DRAG RACING

MARCH 2018 RACING ON TV Where to find racing action

  BY:  AUTOWEEK Racing on TV listings: FRIDAY, MARCH 16 — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup practice, Fontana, Calif.; 2:30 p.m., FS1 (L) — NASCAR Xfinity practice, Fontana, Calif.; 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., FS1 (L) — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying, Fontana, Calif.; 7 p.m., FS1 (L) — NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing qualifying, Gainesville, Fla.;…

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AZ TRACKS

RACING ON TV THIS WEEKEND…AND BE SURE TO LOOK FOR THE RR-AZ STAFF AT THE NHRA EVENT AT WILD HORSE PASS MOTORSPORTS PARK IN SUNNY ARIZONA

FRIDAY, FEB. 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup practice, Atlanta; 11:30 a.m., FS1 (L) NASCAR Xfinity practice, Atlanta; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., FS1 (L) NASCAR Camping World Truck practice, Atlanta; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., FS1 (L) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying, Atlanta; 5 p.m., FS1 (L)   SATURDAY, FEB. 24 NASCAR Xfinity qualifying, Atlanta;…

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Cup

THE 11th ANNIVERSARY BLOG

AT THE MIKE: Making introductory remarks before presenting 2017 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations to ESPN’s Andy Hall in IMS Media Center last May. (Photo: Dan R. Boyd). BY:  MICHAEL KNIGHT “The SPIN DOCTOR”…http://spindoctor500blog.blogspot.com/ I certainly wasn’t smart enough to have fully imagined the extent of the communications revolution on its…

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MINUTIAE

How to travel in style.

1935 Pontiac with Turquoise Canned Ham 1936 Pierce Arrow with Travelodge 1947 Custom Buick Sedanet with Matching Trailer 1949 Studebaker Pickup with Purple Trailer to Match 1951 Hudson Commodore with matching Trailer 1955 Ford Customline Wagon with Shasta Trailer 1952 Buick Riviera Hardtop with Matching Trailer 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon with Teardrop Trailer 1959 Chevrolet…

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