Gordon’s 1994 Brickyard 400 Win Still Brings Memories

Could a Hollywood script have been written any better? In the first running of a NASCAR (then) Winston Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a kid from nearby Pittsboro, Indiana (by way of Vallejo, California)- Jeff Gordon- wins the race. Talk about the stars aligning for NASCAR, somebody was smiling on the series that day. It may have been Gordon's second career victory- the first came in the Coca- Cola 600 back in May- but it was his victory at the 1994 Brickyard 400 was a sem ...

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REMEMBERING THE FINAL NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS CUP RACE IN 1984

The Nationwide and Cup tours roll into Chicago this weekend. The Windy City has held the traditional post-Independence Day date since the speedway began hosting major league NASCAR races in 2001. But it wasn’t always that way.A little weekly short track accompanied with an old-fashioned fairground used to hold the very same date. Nashville, Tenn., formerly hosted the then Grand National Series in its second of two annual 420-lap races.The setting is a grassroots level racetrack that stages ...

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