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CLASSIC NASCAR - 1975 TALLADEGA 500, TALLADEGA, ALA.

 
Race 19 of the 1975 NASCAR Grand National Series season. The Talladega 500 was full of excitement, and in the end - tragedy. 

NASCAR CLASSICS - LAST FIVE LAPS OF 1985 SOUTHERN 500 (MILLION DOLLAR BILL DAY)

In 1985, Elliott made history by winning the first-ever Winston Million: A million-dollar bonus to any driver that could win three out of the four crown jewel races of NASCAR: The Daytona 500 at Daytona, the Winston 500 at Talladega, the World 600 at Charlotte, and the Southern 500 at Darlington. In a year dominated by Elliott, Bill went on to win 11 races (with 4 "season sweeps": Atlanta, Pocono, Michigan, and Darlington) and 11 poles, with three of those 11 wins being in the Daytona 500, the Winston 500, and the Southern 500, earning Bill the "Winston Million Dollar Bonus" and earning him the nickname ​"Million Dollar Bill"

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY'S ED CLARK WINS 2019 O. BRUTON SMITH AWARD

 

 

In recognition of four decades of dedicated service to Speedway Motorsports, officials have named Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark as the O. Bruton Smith Award recipient for 2019. 

“It is an honor to recognize the invaluable efforts of those who blaze a trail at Speedway Motorsports’ eight world-class motorsports entertainment facilities,” said Marcus Smith, President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. “It has been a privilege to have Ed Clark’s vision and leadership enhance our company in the vital roles he’s served since he joined the Speedway Motorsports family nearly 40 years ago.

DOMINIC SCELZI EARNS CAREER-BEST EIGHT WINS IN 2019

 

Dominic Scelzi topped his career-best campaign in 2018 by recording two more victories this year.

Scelzi scored an impressive eight triumphs, including five during King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competition - setting personal bests for overall wins and victories in a single season with the premier sprint car series in his home state of California.

"Last year we were really good in the Midwest and won several big races and were up front a lot in California," he said. "This year we won more, but it was more hit and miss. I felt like I had more peaks and valleys this year and went on runs, but last year was more steady."

MONTE DUTTON - THE ROOTS OF MY RACIN’ RAISIN’

Many years have passed. Some of the details have escaped my memory, but some are as vivid as a sunset or a waterfall. Apparently, I was four or five because Glenn “Fireball” Roberts perished after a crash in 1964, when I was six.

I remember that the race was on dirt, a quarter-mile track at the Greenwood Fairgrounds, about 25 miles from where I lived then and now. I don’t remember who won. It was a Modified race, which is to say that the cars looked like full-sized versions of what are called Legends cars now. Roberts’ car was black and gold, emblazoned with No. 22. He drove a similarly decorated Pontiac in 1962 at NASCAR’s premier level, which suggests I was four years old. I can’t find a photo of the Modified. It may have been fielded by a local owner who painted it to mimic the colors. I expect Roberts was there because the promoter made it worth his time.

CLASSIC NASCAR RACES - 1976 DAYTONA 500 ON WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Richard Petty and David Pearson duel for the win in what is arguably the most exciting Grand National finish in NASCAR history. Bill Flemming, Jackie Stewart, and Chris Economaki commentate ABC's Wide World of Sports coverage.

CLASSIC NASCAR RACES - 2001 NASCAR WINSTON CUP DAYTONA 500

 
It was a day where the much-anticipated 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season would begin, a day where the brand new $2.4 billion dollar TV contracts with Fox, FX, NBC, and Turner would take center stage. A day where Dodge would make its return to NASCAR after a 24-year hiatus, and a day where millions of fans in attendance and at home would watch the 43rd running of 'The Great American Race', the Daytona 500.

MONTE DUTTON – THANKSGIVING ON THE ROAD

It’s Thanksgiving, and I might order a pizza. Generations have passed, the family has wings and my nephew is having the feast at his house on Saturday evening so that he and Jessica can show off their young’uns at another wing.

This is the second time in my life this has happened. The first was in 2001 when a race in Loudon, N.H., was postponed on account of 9/11 and run on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I couldn’t care less about Black Friday if it was puke green, but the rest of the gypsy troupe and I flew up to brave the elements, which didn’t really require much bravery. The race was run on Friday because, allegedly, NASCAR president Mike Helton had a wedding to attend on Saturday, and he was in a position to make such arrangements work.

CLASSIC NASCAR RACES - 1979 NASCAR WINSTON CUP DAYTONA 500

Relive the entire 1979 Daytona 500 that saw Richard Petty grab the victory and spawned 'the fight' that put the sport of NASCAR on the map.

CLASSIC NASCAR RACES - 1980 WORLD 600, CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The 1980 NASCAR Winston Cup World 600, a 600-mile race run at Charlotte Motor Speedway, was a monster to complete at 5 hours and 1 minute. A whopping 113 miles were completed under caution. This was race No. 13 of 31 scheduled events.

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