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AULD: Jason Sides Battles A Chevy Pickup
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AULD: Jason Sides Battles A Chevy Pickup

AULD: Jason Sides Battles A Chevy Pickup

“He came up behind us a couple of times. I thought he was getting close. And then he fell way back, and then the next thing you know he’s getting close again, and he hit us.” Jason Sides recalls the incident that temporarily sidelined his 2021 season with the World…
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ARGABRIGHT: Bill Lipkey
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ARGABRIGHT: Bill Lipkey

ARGABRIGHT: Bill Lipkey

The other day, a story about how racing promoters deal with the media caught my eye, and within a paragraph or two Bill Lipkey came lumbering into my mind.Bill was already an Indiana institution when I began covering racing in the early 1980s; an old school promoter…
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OLSON: The Ghost of Gomer
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OLSON: The Ghost of Gomer

OLSON: The Ghost of Gomer

For as long as I can remember – which is usually right around six days, two hours, and 41 minutes – May 1 has been almost as big as Christmas.Back when I was a kid, I had to walk over 40 cubits uphill both ways in all kinds of weather just to get to school, but when…
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SULLIVAN: Good News From The East
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SULLIVAN: Good News From The East

SULLIVAN: Good News From The East

As Levi Jones was set to depart Speedway, Ind., and head to Pennsylvania, it was in less than ideal circumstances.I don’t know about Jones, but I instinctively looked at every corner on Main Street fully expecting The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore to be doing a live…
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HOLLAND: The Bloomsburg Revival
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HOLLAND: The Bloomsburg Revival

HOLLAND: The Bloomsburg Revival

The Bloomsburg Fair in Pennsylvania has been taking place for 166 years. The fair started way back in 1855, which was even before the Civil War.I have been attending the fair since I was a kid in the 1950’s. I have great memories of attending the fair with my parents…
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AULD: Midget Racing Isn’t A Contact Sport
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AULD: Midget Racing Isn’t A Contact Sport

AULD: Midget Racing Isn’t A Contact Sport

How did midget racing become a full contact sport? To anyone watching over the years, the shift has been obvious, and more and more drivers are openly expressing concerns as well.It was always understood that “rubbin’ is racing” and “trading paint” were terms that …
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DOTY: Attica Raceway Park
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DOTY: Attica Raceway Park

DOTY: Attica Raceway Park

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series recently ran at Attica Raceway Park.With the WoO-sanctioned Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics coming up on July 13, this year will mark the first time since 1994 that the Outlaws have…
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BACON: The Little 500
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BACON: The Little 500

BACON: The Little 500

This year I was able to experience my first Anderson Speedway Little 500. It was one of the most unique events I have ever been a part of and had an atmosphere all of its own.This year marked the 73rd running of the event, and in that time it has created a near-cult…
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OLSON: Meet Me in St. Louie
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OLSON: Meet Me in St. Louie

OLSON: Meet Me in St. Louie

Back in the days when air was free, TV went off at midnight with the playing of the National Anthem, and car air conditioning was rolling down the windows, Chris Economaki told us the real story of what happened the week before in his column in National Speed Sport…
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SULLIVAN: What’s The Bottom Line?
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SULLIVAN: What’s The Bottom Line?

SULLIVAN: What’s The Bottom Line?

What looked to be a simple Sunday night at home changed with an unexpected text. My much younger friend Ryan Kent wondered if I might be interested in catching the final NCAA basketball tournament game in downtown Indy.It was an easy decision. Many of you have enjoyed…
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