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Splash & Go writes:
"Recommended Offseason Viewing"
Posted by Uptight Motorsports Nerd on December 1, 2010
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I have recently been diagnosed with racing withdrawal. Making matters worse, this follows a harsh case of acute bronchitis. I find the best remedy is to watch bootlegged videos of old races on YouTube. I?ve watched many videos and I have a few that to recommend to any race fan with a few hours to spare on the internet.

The first selection is the 1987 Daytona 500. This was the last Daytona 500 without restrictor plates. Bill Elliott set his 210.364 mph (338.548 km/h) track record at this race, but unlike a modern Daytona race, the cars were slower in race trim than qualifying. This URL will take you to part one of twelve.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpuB4CSEzh4

The second selection is the 1996 Tyson Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. This was the last race at the track before it was shut down Speedway Motorsports. This URL will take you to part one of twenty, but if you want to go directly to the green flag, skip ahead to part two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO-4GeB9yMw&feature=related

These aren?t all NASCAR videos. The third selection is the 1987 Quaker State 500 at Pocono Raceway. IndyCars would only return to Pocono twice after this race. This URL will take you to part one of seven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4pG1yUVRKo

The fourth selection is the 1993 Cleveland Grand Prix. This race featured a close battle between F1 champions Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell. This URL will take you to part one of eight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoJj74pMD7Y

Adding some Formula One to the mix, the fifth selection is the 2000 United States Grand Prix. This was the first USGP at Indianapolis. This URL will take you to part one of eleven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVLtBFu86Q8&feature=&p=E04A5FAA83734CC2&index=0&playnext=1

The sixth and final selection is the 1957 Race of Two Worlds held at Monza?s oval. This URL will take you to a seven-minute highlight reel of the event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu-2SsGiESc

These aren?t the only racing videos on YouTube. There?s a wide selection to pick from and long, cold winter ahead.


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