Articles tagged ESPN

Page 36 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2013

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections - The free spirit of Kimi Räikkönen - Mental gamesmanship in Formula 1 - The remarkable life of Chris Economaki * It was just Kimi Raikkonen's luck that, after coming close on a number of occasions, when he finally won a Grand Prix for Lotus it had to be in a country where the attitude to booze is somewhat at odds with his own. On the podium over time Kimi has shaken the champagne in...

Page 15 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, April 2007

Benny Parsons

Former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Benny Parsons recently lost his battle against cancer, aged 66. The former taxi driver started racing in 1964, and his NASCAR title came at the expense of Richard Petty in 1973. Parsons added victory in the Daytona 500 in 1975 and won 21 NASCAR races during a 24-year career. He finally retired from racing at the end of 1988, but then carved a very successful...

Page 78 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 1993

There, there

Sir, One of ESPN's commentators was heard to remark as the cars drove past a somewhat empty grandstand during the Spanish Grand Prix that this sight was upsetting to some of the drivers, who had noticed the lack of fans at some races. Well, well, what next? A drivers' lobby to reduce ticket prices to make them affordable by mere mortals? Not until we see pink porkers at twelve o'clock high, I...

Page 16 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1997

The beast unleashed

Sir, I was nine when I first set eyes on one of Art Arfons' Green Monster creations (MOTORSPORT, May). My father drag-raced at a clapped-out facility in Ohio called Thompson Drag Raceway. Arfons, who was from nearby Akron, would utilise the dimly-lit track as a `shakedown laboratory' for his crazy contraptions. One evening Arfons showed up with a larger-than-life machine which left a huge...

Page 34 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1995

Maple relief

It may not be the most fashionable country in racing circles right now, but enlightened sponsorship could soon help to point the spotlight at Canada. By all accounts, Jacques Villeneuve impressed in his recent test with Williams at Silverstone (see following pages). But his performance should come as no surprise, as to those of us who watch him regularly he seems destined to add the 1995 PPG Indy...

Page 84 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, May 2009

Lunch, laughs and life at Indy

Twice a week a group of retired racers meet near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk old times and trade insults. Motor Sport secured an invite… By Robin Miller To the casual observer it is simply a table full of grey-haired, loud, sometimes vulgar old men who can’t hear due to all those years of running without earplugs. But to anyone who followed Indycar or open-wheel racing from the late...



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