You might have heard of Daytona International Speedway, home to the “all time greatest race of them all”: The Daytona 500. It is Nascar’s most important race of the season and is also the first major race of the year for the drivers. It will be held on February 17 on fox Sports at 3:30pm if you are interested. Another important race is the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The start/finish line is made of checkered dark and light bricks, instead of the checkered black and white line.
Bill France Sr. was born in Washington, D.C. and lived there until his early 20s. His father was a teller at Park Savings Bank in Washington, and his son might have followed in his footsteps with the exception that he had a fascination with the automobile and how it performed. As a teenager, Bill Sr. would often skip school and take the family car to a nearby track and run laps until he had enough time to get the car, a Model-T Ford, back home before his father got home. He held several hands-on jobs until he eventually owned his own service station. He made a name for himself and built a customer base by getting up early in the wintry mornings and going out to crank the cars for white collar bureaucrats.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. A tragic loss to a great sport, a man that only knows competition and driving, Dale Earnhardt Sr. is a pop culture icon who has made a positive impact on our society because of the seven championships he has won, the driving style that shaped Nascar to what it is today, and the attitude that agreed with his fans. He was born Ralph Dale Earnhardt on April 29, 1951 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to father Ralph and mother Martha. Earnhardt was a legend in American stock car racing, nicknamed the Intimidator for his competitive instincts and hard driving style. Ralph Earnhardt was a local stock car racer in North Carolina. He wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps and be a great driver also.
He signed one of the largest contracts $130 million plus a $37 million signing bonus for 10 years in sports history. He also drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies in 2000, despite not playing baseball in college. He won the ESPY for Top College Player in 2000. Michael Dwayne Vick was born on June 26, 1980, in Newport News, Virginia. According to American Sports Outlet article "Michael Vick Biography", Vick's father began teaching him the fundamentals of football when he was just three years old.
Coach K at last led Duke to victory in 1991, winning their first national championship. Once again in the year 1992, Duke won the national title, and maintained the national number one ranking throughout the season, this time by 20 points. Mike Krzyzewski is the only coach since John Wooden to win two consecutive NCAA championships. Once again the Duke team made it to the championship in 1994, losing by only 4 points to Arkansas. Shortly after the tournament, Coach K. was forced to take a ten-month break from coaching because he underwent back surgery, but he returned to lead the Blue Devils into three more NCAA tournaments in 1996, '97 and '99.
Hamilton Rebecca English 99 Dr.Mullens 02-22-2012 • Tony Stewart is widely considered to be one of the best racers of his generation ,he has won championships in Indy cars, stock cars, and most recently a championship as an owner and driver.Stewart currently is the owner driver of the No.14 Office Depot /Mobil One/Burger King Chevrolet. Tony started his career as a racer at a very young age ,he grew up racing go carts and was very successful .I remember seeing an interview with his father and him making the statement he knew Tony belonged in a race car when he was riding his big wheel and had it up on two wheels. His mother made the statement that being born in Indiana so close to Indianapolis International Raceway
They really did help him he ended up graduating top of his class. As a reward for doing so well in school Junior for his eighteenth birthday got to go pick out any car he wanted, from Hollywood Cadillac Company, Junior picked out a blue 1921 type 59. After only having the car for a few days Junior had to get his oil and tires replaced on his new car, from driving it an extremely long ways joy riding. In October of that year we sent Junior off to college at Stanford University where he would study to become a doctor. I was extremely proud of him he met what he thought to be the love of his life Miss Daisy Windsor.
American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was born on Feb. 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He three national Golden Gloves and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. He became a professional boxer in 1996. By 2007, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and had 38 undefeated bouts. He retired in 2008, but returned to the ring in September 2009.
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. By Nathan Small Born January 16th 1935. 1953 he wins his first midget race at Playland Park in Houston, Texas. “Tough” doesn’t even begin to describe this professional racecar driver. In 1965, he broke his back due to brake failure. In 1966, he suffers severe burns in Indy Car Practice.