AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Story of the Ultimate L88

March 10, 2014
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Stephen Cox's new book, "Against All Odds" tells the incredible story of a small race team so destitute that it had to drive its own L88 Corvette nearly 2,000 miles to compete in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Below is an excerpt from the first chapter. The entire book is free and available here

The hands on both stopwatches were still in place after the final practice laps at Daytona International Speedway. Unexpectedly low temperatures had turned their stainless steel casings ice cold, but Jeri Gottlob had no gloves. She wouldn't have worn them anyway over her freshly painted red fingernails.

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UNSCRIPTED: WHAT RACERS THINK OF INDYCAR – Answers from 10 Random Participants at All Levels

March 3, 2014
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“It's all about money nowadays. I don't think it matters about how much talent you've got. It seems like if you've got more money, you get the shot. People like Oriol Servia, he's out of a ride and a talented guy. You've got Alex Tagliani... me... people who could do it. It's really difficult to get funding.”
    - Katherine Legge, 2-time Indy 500 starter, to Autoweek magazine

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SHORT TRACK: Please… Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find

January 6, 2014 
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Doug Strasburg is an easy guy to talk with. His humble, soft-spoken manner belies a lifetime of motorsports experience and wisdom. The Mid-American Stock Car Series has thrived under his leadership despite being on the endangered species list not many years ago. When you disagree with Doug, believe me, you'd better do it on very solid grounds. The man knows auto racing.