Articles tagged Curtis Turner

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS A revelation from Rubens, and a Monza masterclass When the Wood Brothers went to Indianapolis… A Grand Prix driver doesn’t often come out with something that takes your breath away in these days of PR control and ‘spin’. The press room is – of course – always alive with rumour and gossip, and as each season draws on there is increasing speculation about who goes where next year. It...

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Gordon Kirby

Return to the Odyssey In October I spent a few days at our editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck's place in Surrey. As any regular Motor Sport reader knows, Nigel's interests in motor racing are both catholic and eclectic. I've had the pleasure of working with Nigel for more than 30 years and I know few others with such a broad knowledge and passion for the entire sport So it's always a delight to share...

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Racing in the raw

What it lacks in glamour, Hickory Motor Speedway more than compensates for with history By Chris Romano It’s a rough little joint, the Hickory Motor Speedway. Not a lot different from countless other Saturday night race tracks in America, little bullrings that make up the fabric of motor sport in the USA from Wisconsin to the Carolinas. It’s old, it’s tired. It’s home. It runs races from March...

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TONY STEWART III eon The snort fuse can St spark up, but NASCAR's '21st Century AJ Hoyt' nos grown up Tocay, Tony Stewart s US roong's fastest-rsng tycoon Move over, Roger Pens BY GORDON KIRBY n his early forties Tony Stewart has arrived. Not only is he one of America's most respected race drivers but he is also a multi-faceted maven of the sport. A three-time NASCAR champion, Stewart owns and...

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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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