Raymond Parks, one of the founding members of NASCAR and the owner of its first championship team, died Sunday. He was the last surviving NASCAR founder, and he was once jailed for illegally transporting liquor. Say it with us: Sigh.
1965, NASCAR, Ford Galaxie. After seeing this shot of John Holman and Carroll Shelby, reader John S. sent us this picture of his grandfather Jack working for Holman Moody. Your grandfather was probably not this cool. (Photo: John S.)
2010 was originally set to be the last year of competition for the aging Dallara IndyCar chassis. Political turmoil has postponed the changeover, however, and the IRL is currently evaluating its options. This car is part of Swift Engineering's proposal.