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Greg Sharp calls the story of auto racer Mickey Thompson, “the quintessential Southern California Story.”

“He was born in Alhambra, spent most of his adult years in El Monte, and owned a drag strip in Long Beach,” said Sharp curator of the NHRA Museum. “He was an innovator and wasn’t afraid to try anything.”  …  Details

The Daytona 500 goes green on Valentine’s Day. The stock car portion of Speedweeks begins the previous weekend and for NASCAR junkies that seems like a millennium away. However, there is some quality racing action in between now and then. Racing fans fortunate to find themselves in certain areas of the country will be assembling in droves for some hot winter racing. Coincidentally, races two through five on this list all take place over the last January weekend  …  Details

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Jessica Zemken talks into her cell phone and spells herlast name slowly, then gives her credit card number and expiration date withoutbatting an eye.

“I’m getting good at using this credit card,” Zemken said. “That’s not agood sign.”

Three years after what was her banner season, the 23-year-old aspiringsprint car driver is struggling like never before. Not even finishing ahead oftwo-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart in a dirt race has helpedZemken realize her dream of racing full-time.

“Nobody in the sprint car world is going to put me in a car because I’m a girl  …  Details