Racing could not survive without the support of wives, any more than it could survive without fuel or tires.
Tom in Lafayette, Ind. writes in: Are you the John Potts that was the flagman at IRP in the 1970s?
Jack Bowsher was the Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus of his day, all in one person. Jack was also the car owner and there was a factory connection.
Back in the 1970s, on Saturday during one of our two-day ASA events at Salem, John Anderson got quick a bit of damage to his car in a qualifying session.
At the 1970 Motor Trend 500 at Riverside International Raceway, Parnelli Jones destroyed the track record in qualifying, but his time was disallowed.
Q: I have noticed NASCAR racecars are carrying fewer contingency stickers. Are there fewer programs or are the teams not participating as in the past years?
Q: Are the front clips of [NASCAR] Cup cars all the same, with different decals? Do you know of a website that shows them side by side?
On one of the sites I frequent each day, somebody posted a photo of Smokey Yunick’s “sidecar” that he showed up with at Indianapolis in the ’60s.
Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota says the recruiting effort in the way of sponsorship deals with NASCAR race teams is a waste of money.
We’ve had a lot of discussion on the chat boards about the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway and the Figure-8 division that was popular during the 1960s and ’70s.
No question, Jamie McMurray’s high point was winning the Daytona 500.
That second place at Sonoma was a high point. Robby Gordon used a combination of pit strategy and road-course savvy to work his way up front.