"very interesting post Dave, My wife's grandfather, H.C.Butterfield worked for Studebaker in Michigan as an automotive Technician and traveled to the test site in South Bend many many times. He told me so many stories about the track from 1931…"
As you know Tony Stewart is known for being a trickster but this time he was tricked by those he usually tricks,this tidbit comes from Lee Spencer; LAS VEGASThere are many race car drivers that simply pass through the sport of NASCAR.STAR POWERThree-time champ Tony Stewart's impact goes beyond driving. Check out his topaccomplishments.Tony Stewart isn’t one of them.On Thursday, Stewart was honored for his contributions to stock car racing with the National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers…See More
Hartsville Speedway opened in the early 50's. The track was a 1/3 mile oval located off Hwy 15 at 5th Street, and Racetrack Road in Hartsville, SC. The opening scene for the 1960 movie "Thunder In Carolina was filmed at Hartsville Speedway. In 1960,and 1961 Hartsville Speedway raced under the Nascar banner with weekly Limited Sportsman races. There was only one Nascar Grand National race held at the track. That race was won by Buck Baker driving a 1961 Chrysler on June 23rd,1961. …See More
"With Panch's retirement falling on December 6, 1966, I found another event involving him interesting because it too occurred on December 6th. Five men - Ernie Gahan, Bill Wimble, Stephen Petrasek, Tiny Lund, and Jerry Rayborn - were announced…"
"I guess we'll possibly know a little more about what NASCAR has in mind on December 12 - based on the teaser in the original story:
NASCAR said it will host a special event in Des Moines on Dec. 12 to outline additional details on the purchase…"
"From Des Moines paper, NASCAR bought Iowa for about $10 million. The value of the place has fallen dramatically since being built. The original builders invested $70 million and then got soaked when they had to unload it for $19 million. Then the…"