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Paul Newman The fact that virtually every motorsport publication noted the passing last September of

the Oscar-winning actor suggests the respect Newman, 83, garnered in the racing community. He got the bug while filming the 1969 movie Winning, and went on to win four national championships in the Sports Car Club of America series, and raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. He also co-owned a Champ Car and Indy Car team that has over 100 wins. He is also credited with inspiring other celebrities to become involved in racing, including talk show host David Letterman, who co-owns an Indy Car team.

Steve McQueen While much of McQueen’s racing was on two wheels, he spent quite a bit of time in auto racing, including…  Details


It’s time for the first off weekend of the season.

Yeah, right. How many of these guys do you think won’t be anywhere near a race track this weekend?

OK, Jeff Gordon for sure won’t be. The guy’s got so much to celebrate and a real neat family unit to celebrate it with, it makes you appreciate what Gordon’s accomplished so far this year, even more. So scratch him off the list.

You know, when you really ponder it you’d like to think that no one would go anywhere near a race track. You’d think they’d go somewhere clean and quiet and peaceful that’ll just blow away all those fears and doubts and pressures from the first four events of the season….  Details






After five decades of excellence on the drag strip, the famed Coughlin racing family has now added a circle-track victory to its collective resume with third-generation racer Cody Coughlin winning the final race of the Winter Indoor Quarter Midget Series Saturday at the Ohio State Fairgrounds….  Details