Mario Andretti is a true legend. In his fifty-some years of racing, he has taken on nearly every genre of the racing world â€“ from sports cars, stock cars, midgets, sprints, to his beloved Formula One Indy cars. He has seen the checkered flag well over a hundred times. He was named Driver of the Year numerous times, Driver of the Quarter Century in 1992, and was named Driver of the Century in January, 2000, by the Associated Press and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame that same year. His list of accomplishments is like no other racers in the world. He is a four-time Indy Champion and the series champion for the (IROC) International Race of Champions. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He was also declared ABCâ€™s Wide World of Sports â€œAthlete of the Year.â€ His awards and race statistics are extensive and too numerousÂ Â Â …Â More
Archive for the ‘Sprints, Midgets & dirt track related’ Category
On this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan attack the low-buck endurance race called 24 Hours of Lemons. Not content do do this ridiculous race in a reasonable car like a little handling-oriented import, the race car of choice is a one-owner ’73 Plymouth Fury that Freiburger bought for $200 before setting it on fire a few times and then gutting it into a race car. The truth behind the scenes of this episode is that much of it was shot almost a year ago, and back then the guys didn’t want to air it. You’ll have to watch to see why. But now, in 2013, the story came full circle in a way that it only can on Roadkill, and so here we finally present the whole story.
Yes, it’s finally here – Racing In Slow Motion IV
The 4th edition of the original “Racing In Slow Motion” Series, 16 Minutes of pure racing footage.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart returned from two days of testing at Daytona to finish 10th in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, whileKevin Swindell led wire-to-wire in the 55-lap main event en route to his third consecutive title Saturday night.
A record crowd of 17,227 watched Swindell, from Germantown, Tenn., easily edge father Sammy Swindell, a five-time champion, in the indoor Midget event on the 1/5-mile dirt oval at QuikTrip Center.
â€œMy focus is not on NASCAR this week, but doing well in Tulsa,â€ the three-time Sprint Cup champion saidÂ …Â More