1922 INDY 500: Two Boys, a Train and the Making of a Race Fan

Here’s a short story to help you enjoy this year’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Our Top Five Motorsports Articles From 2017

It’s been a good year for The MotorSportsNews.Net(work).   Thank you to everyone who’s stopped by and visited for a while.  I thought we’d have a look at some of the major articles written during the last year. So, here are our top 5 articles from 2017:

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What November 18th Means for Sports Car Racing

As racers and motorsports enthusiasts, most of us like to keep our ear to the ground about what’s happening in our sport. Who could have predicted the explosion of $500 “crapcan” endurance racing, the declining attendance in NASCAR or the amazing rise of Formula E? What’s next in our sport, and why?

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This Will Bring Fans Back to the Races

The past few years have brought every gimmick imaginable to auto racing. NASCAR holds races that three people can win. The ever-changing playoff system (a gimmick in itself) functions like an automotive version of musical chairs. Indycar’s gimmicks are even worse. They tried mandating overpriced “body kits” to make their field of 33 identical Dallara chassis look like something other than a field of 33 identical Dallara chassis. Their “Fast Nine” and “Fast Six” qualifying gimmick hasn’t revived interest in pole day although it’s proven very effective at totally confusing…

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Cougar: The Best Buy in Muscle Cars Right Now

A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. Same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX 4-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don’t even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast sports cars from the peak of the muscle car era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. But there is one exception. What if you could buy a name brand muscle car…

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