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Driven to the Past: Those Were the Days…

One of my old acquaintances from Louisville reminded me this week of something that happened at the old Fairgrounds Motor Speedway there back in the ’60s. It involved Leonard Blanchard, who started out as a figure-8 driver and developed into a pretty darn good wheelman in the late models and even raced pretty successfully with …

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Driven to the Past: The Big Fuel Gamble

Late one night in May 1968, a bunch of us officials and racers were sitting around talking over an early breakfast at a popular restaurant across Crittenden Drive from the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville. This was a regular Friday- or Saturday-night get-together after an event at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway. Sometimes on Saturday night, …

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