Articles tagged Bobby Allison

Page 22 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 2005

Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1975 -- Jody scoops GP win at Kyalami Tyrrell ace secures home victory but loses out in snow-hit Race of Champions It didn't look too promising. Desperate for success at his home grand prix on March 1, Jody Scheckter's South African bid got off to a bad start when he crashed during Thursday's practice. After his car -- a brand new Tyrrell 007 with a number of revisions by designer Derek...

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An American banking dynasty

This year will mark the 50th running of the Daytona 500, a race that has grown beyond even the ambitions of its founder and promoter ‘Big Bill’ France. By Gordon Kirby Through most of 1958, ‘Big Bill’ France worked flat-out to build his long-planned dream of a race track called the Daytona International Speedway. France spent more than five years trying to pull together the support and finance to...

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King Richard's reign

Richard Petty is rightfully known as the ‘king’, even if he is best known for the Daytona 500 he didn’t win By Nigel Roebuck It was not the way Richard Petty would have wished to take his leave of the sport he had so long graced. On November 15 1992, in his familiar number 43 STP Pontiac, Petty raced for the last time, in a 500-miler at the Atlanta Motor Speedway: on lap 96 he got caught up in...

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From Racing Stock

As Stock Car racing evolved from dirt track derby to billion dollar business, one family has linked four generations. Mark Hughes examines the Petty dynasty. As US Air Force One touched safely down, STP Pontiac number 43 raced past it on the parallel back straight of Daytona. Its driver was in the midst of one of the most intense duels of his long career. As the aircraft's special passenger...

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