racing reference. Jim Thurman dug it out of the California newspaper archives.
"An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
Further checking reveals those two cars were in both Milwaukee races in 1971, the first on July 11. Hartman was fourth that day, a lap down behind Bowsher, Foyt, and McCluskey. Unser was in Chris Vallo's Plymouth, qualified 6th.
On August 22, McCluskey won. Hartman was 11th, out after 188 laps overheating. Unser finished 21st, out at 128 laps with ignition problems, again in the Vallo 10. He qualified 5th that day.
Thanks, John. I just thought that it was a cool picture.
This is the cover off a 1982 book about NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) racing
I dont know why they chose to put this pic on the cover, all the race cars are out of focus
Somethin' on that cover is definitly NOT out of focus...............
Richard Petty doing what he does best. (no, not really)
BTW, thanks to all for posting their latest wonderful pics.
The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
Arguably, the prettiest of the winged Mopars that ran on the West coast - the Superbird of John Soares,Jr. Soares finished 4th in the race which was his first race at Riverside. Picture is from Joe Machado's "Aero warriors" site.
Not Linda - but those pics reminded me of Bill Elliott losing focus (understandably) in Victory Lane. lol...
Use your peripherals Bill!
Every race I run in is in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. Indy is the most important thing in my life. It is what I live for. - Al Unser Jr.
Everything I ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. - Eddie Sachs.
JIMMY SPENCER WINS 1986 MODIFIED TITLE
jeff purvis wins daytona arca--1993