"The length calculated by NASCAR for many years on oval tracks is measured "supposedly" 15 feet in from the outside retaining wall. Darned if I know how the length of road courses is supposedly calculated."
My good friend, Frank in Pennsylvania put me on to a couple of recent stories from The Washington Post that go to show that you might not really know the background of the race team lined up beside you.Frank recognized a name from outlaw sprint car races he'd attended in Maryland and Pennsylvania and did an "aha!"These stories are about an exhibition at the Hirshorn Museum of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. and focus on famed sculptor and artist, Salvatore Scarpitta who passed in 2007. Before his death, the L.A. raised Scarpitta talked his Baltimore art gallery into sponsoring a sprint car team for 15 years while he built the cars and often sold them.Interesting reading... The Washington PostTake a ride through artist Salvatore Scarpitta’s works in Hirshhorn exhibition…See More
Hi Rhonda ,
Welcome to Racers Reunion, where every page is full of racing knowledge. While you browse, stop by our page and stay a while (just click on a picture of Billy to pull up his page). If we pass…"