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Sam Schmidt: Inspiration to Racing Fans, Inspiration to Us All

James M. Clash | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

My connection with Sam Schmidt is personal. Twelve years ago he allowed me to live out a boyhood dream of averaging a 200-mph lap in an Indy car, a risky proposition even for pro drivers. I was just an adventure journalist.

Thoughts on the Firestone 550

Josh Farmer | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

This year's Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway was not one of the best shows put on by the DW-12 chassis, and that is saying a lot because the DW-12 has made some of the best racing out there since it was introduced at St. Petersburg last year.

Man Shoots Himself To Death At NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien April 14 (Reuters) - A Texas man used a gun to commit suicide in the infield of a National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR ra...

Police Investigate Death In Infield Of NASCAR Race

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A medical examiner says a man who died in the infield during a NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway shot himself in the head. The...

NASCAR To Scrutinize Sponsorship Deals In Wake Of NRA Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

NASCAR will be taking a closer look at its sponsorship deals in the wake of criticism over its partnership with the National Rifle Association, its sp...

NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race Will Not Include Pro-Gun Propaganda, Says Organizer

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The gun control debate has collided with the world of race car driving, with the National Rifle Association's announcement last month that it was spon...

NASCAR Takes NRA 500 For A Spin

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

As the gun debate rages in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the National Rifle Association has revved up its relationship with NASCAR. The NRA wi...

WATCH: NASCAR Driver's Car Damaged By Skydiver

Posted 11.05.2012 | Sports

NASCAR drivers must be vigilant on the track. But rarely are they looking to the sky for potential threats. From here on out, Harvick might be. Ha...

Indycar Checks Out Good After Texas

Josh Farmer | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Race winner Justin Wilson started 17th and moved up the field with a combination of patience and aggressiveness and put himself in position to win the race at the end.

Texas Motor Speedway, Pirates Booty Use April Fools Day For Some Fun...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Thursday April First...aka April Fool's Day, so can we have some fun? Maybe it's because we have all become too politically correct, or maybe it's b...