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Gossage Delivers Special Gift to AJ Foyt

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (January 16, 2015) - So what do you bestow upon an iconic motorsports figure like A.J. Foyt for his milestone 80th birthday? Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage found something that the legendary Foyt may enjoy a guffaw from the "gift."  "Ever since 1997,  I've been trying to get back the True Value 500k winner's trophy from A.J. since Arie Luyendyk...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Gossage gives Foyt unique 80th birthday present

So what do you bestow upon an iconic motorsports figure like A.J. Foyt for his milestone 80th birthday? Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage found something that the legendary Foyt may enjoy a guffaw from the "gift." "Ever since 1997, I've been trying to get back the True Value 500k winner's trophy from A.J. since Arie Luyendyk was named the rightful winner of that controversial...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

How drilling holes could prevent disaster as IndyCar nears 235 mph

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most innovative safety measures that will be used on the Dallara DW012 chassis in the Verizon IndyCar Series is simply a hole in the floor of the race car. INDYCAR officials discovered by cutting a hole in the floor of the car it would dramatically reduce the risk of a car going airborne during a crash. Once the bottom of the car lifts off the ground the...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LE MANS: Are Sub 3:20 Times At Circuit De La Sarthe Worth It?

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — I realize there is a certain reaction and astonishment when a huge speed is dropped in qualifications. I mean everyone in NASCAR was stunned in October of this year when Tony Stewart fired off a lap at Texas Motor Speedway  at over 200 miles per hour. I am also sure there was some excitement in 1996 when Arie Luyendyk ripped off a practice lap at 239.260 mph...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Put 'em up: Remembering two of the most famous TMS tussles

They say everything is bigger in Texas. And at Texas Motor Speedway, evidently even the hatin' is bigger. Two of the most memorable fights in the history of motorsports occurred at the grand and glorious 1.5-mile Fort Worth track. The first took place in June 1997, in one of the most embarrassing gaffes in the history of the Indy Racing League, which is saying a lot. At TMS that...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunoco to sponsor Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award

Sunoco, Inc., an American company with an illustrious history in auto racing, will be the title sponsor beginning in 2014 of the Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today. Now in its 63rd year, the Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award has been presented to an amazing list of legendary drivers including Parnelli Jones...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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