A list of the Subject pages/sections dedicated to racing.
It's been said that the first race was held the day the second car was built. Since the very first days of automobiles, racing has been a proving ground for the new machines and their engineers, providing a platform for showing off their capabilities to a wide audience thrilled with the high-speed action. Automobile racers from Barney Oldfield up to Brad Keselowski have become household names, road car companies like Ferrari have been built from their racing successes, and events like the Indianapolis 500 have become an American tradition.
|Pre-WWII Racing Racing from the dawn of the automobile until 1942, when the need for resources to put into the war effort had put a halt to almost all automobile racing for the duration of the war.|
|Stock Car Racing American-style, primarily oval-track racing of cars that were originally regular American sedans but now is competed amongst purpose-built race cars whose appearance is based on common street vehicles.|
|Open Wheel Racing Commonly known as "Formula" or "Indy" racing, competed on tarmac amongst cars designed to be single center-seat race cars. While they technically have "open wheels," sprint cars and modifieds are separate classes of car and racing altogether.|
|Sports/Touring Car Racing Road-course racing competed amongst closed-fendered cars.|
|Drag Racing Straight-line racing and speed tests.|
|Rally Racing Timed racing events, including point-to-point and rallycross circuit events, off and on road, competed amongst all types of vehicles.|
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