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.Read More
March 10, 2014
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After the release of my column last week asking whether Indycar was still a viable career goal for American racing drivers, I received a very interesting quote from a member of a site called TrackForum.com (which, upon inspection, turned out to be a great site with some excellent commentary and debate).
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