Cool Old Racing Film – 1957 Daytona Beach Measured Mile

Would you believe us if we told you that NASCAR was once involved in land speed racing? It’s true! In fact, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) was the sanctioning body for the Daytona Beach Measured Mile for several years. Daytona beach had been the location for several land speed records starting back in 1927.  Anyone who has walked on the beach at Daytona can see how smooth and flat the area is, but it is nothing remotely like a paved surface. It…

IMSA Founder John Bishop Dead at Age of 87

DAYTONA BEACH,FLORIDA (June 6, 2014)– Sports car racing legend John Bishop, the visionary co-founder of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), died Thursday in San Rafael, Calif. due to complications from a recent illness. He was 87. Bishop co-founded IMSA in 1969 with his wife Peggy and Bill France Sr., after a surprise telephone “cold call” from France – also NASCAR’s founder – that resulted in a quick trip from Connecticut to Daytona Beach to discuss assembling a new sports car sanctioning organization in North…

Rusty Wallace NASCAR Driving Suit Stolen

NASCAR Hall of Famer’s son seeks help on Twitter The last fire suit Rusty Wallace wore in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle is considered stolen by the Wallace family, according to a tweet from Wallace’s son Greg. The white and blue Miller Lite fire suit is missing from the Team Penske shop, and Greg Wallace is offering a reward — and no questions asked — for its return.

Legendary Team Owner Bud Moore Stormed the Shores of Normandy 70 Year Ago

Seventy years ago today members of the Great Generation mechanized one of the most daring military operations of all time. 156,000 Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. 12,000 of those men lost their lives the first day. We know it simply as D-Day. This is one man’s story. Walter “Bud” Moore sits on the couch in the living room of his home in Spartanburg, S.C., in front of a collection of just some of the more than 70 trophies his race…

US Top Gear Personality Rutledge Wood Launches New Website

Top Gear USA personality Rutledge Wood has launched a fan website that promises to provide insight and antidotes into his daily life as a race analyst and Top Gear host, as well as cool gear for his fervent fans. The well timed launch comes as the show’s most liked personality heads south to provide colorful commentary for NASCAR Raceday on the Speed Channel. Now in his second season hosting the American spin off of the popular UK television show, Top Gear that he hosts along…