Articles tagged Bobby Allison

Page 89 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, February 2011

Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Showmanship and Stability the key to NASCAR success

Although the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has been an exclusively post-war development on the racing scene in the United States, it now holds a position of strength as one of the healthiest racing formulae in the World. In Europe, saloon-car racing has enjoyed great popularity over the past twenty years, but there has always been an underlying awareness that its role is...

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Events of note

Goodwood Festival: It's a family affair With a central theme of 'Young Chargers, Old Masters', the greatest racing dynasties in the history of the sport will be celebrated during the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Every summer, Lord March and his team transform the grounds of Goodwood House into a glorious commemoration of everything that is wonderful about motorsport. Star names, star cars,...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Montoya and Michelin deserved more in F1– Daytona: from the 24 Hours to the 500– Why ‘Quick Vic’ loved the Porsche 917 You know,” mused Vic Elford, “for years I worked for Skip Barber, doing tuition at his race drivers’ school at Sears Point – it’s got some other, vulgar name now [Infineon], but back then it was Sears Point. Anyway, one day this gentleman from South America turned up...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

NASCAR at Daytona suffers from curbs on engine power. But back in 1984 it was an increase in power, for one man, that helped bring it untold riches Time was when I used to go to the Daytona 500 every year. For one thing, the Florida weather in February made a stimulating change from the white skies and drizzle of England; for another, go to Daytona for a NASCAR race and the sense of occasion is...

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Talking the walk

From rent-a-quote young upstart to wise old hand, three-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip played a crucial role in NASCAR's rapid growth of the 1970s and '80s. Paul Fearnley talks to this showman who never shirked the nitty-gritty Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee sorts out the Good Ol' Men from the Boys. Even the 650-feet straightaways on the World's Fastest Half Mile' are banked — at...

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That's entertainment?

And so the 77th running of the Indianapolis 500, the self-proclaimed 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing', is history. It was a remarkable race for any number of reasons, ranging from Emerson Fittitpaldi single-handedly slaying the Ford/Cosworth hordes to Nigel Mansell's splendid speedway baptism by fire and the astonishing facts that the top six cars were covered by six seconds at the finish, four...

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Goodwill Festival of Speed Preview

Every year it becomes more difficult to improve on the standards of the previous festival of speed. But this year it looks like they've donated it once again. Marcus Pye has all the details. Phineas T Barnum have sold it as the Greatest Motorsport Show On Earth and, for once, he'd have been telling the truth. Goodwood's Festival of Speed, established in 1993, proudly wears that mantle and its...

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American Comment

Despite the fact that they purloined Richard Petty from Plymouth at the beginning of the year and then brought out both a new engine and a new car designed specifically for late model stock car racing, Ford is finding that money alone will not buy them the Manufacturers' Championship in N.A.S.C.A.R.'s Grand National division. After 23 Grand National races (just short of the halfway mark in the...

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Saloon car racing USA

A look at the NASCAR stockers In the grand scheme of international motor racing, saloon car racing has never figured very prominently by comparison with Formula One for instance, for it lacks the glamour and prestige of the premier class. In America however, it is a completely different situation for NASCAR's (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) Grand National stock car series ranks...

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