The Borg-Warner Trophy awarded to the winner of the Indianapolis 500 since 1936 ranks with the Stanley Cup and the World Series Trophy as one of pro sports most recognized rewards. As well, this beautiful trophy has had a long and storied history since it was first awarded to Louis Meyer at a dinner honoring his unprecedented third Indy 500 victory.
Ryan Newman may be one of the most exciting (and good looking!) drivers seen in NASCAR racing, but that is not his most endearing trait. He may have a stunning career ahead, having already grabbed a place in the Quarter-Midget Hall of Fame, but that is not the most admirable thing about him. He may have an engineering qualification in a field related to auto racing, but so what? Ryan Newman is a top prospect for NASCAR racing, and has more than a century of feature wins under his muscular frame. However, his humility and concern for fans is what makes him just adorable!
Sir Jackie Stewart, popularly known as “The Flying Scot“, is one of auto racing’s most distinctive personalities as well as being one of its most successful racing drivers. His unmistakable Scottish accent, high-pitched voice and boundless enthusiasm have made him the model for a host of race broadcasting parodies. In addition to bringing the world of auto racing, especially Formula One racing, to a wider audience worldwide, Stewart has been a tireless promoter of race safety and driver protection.
In the early days of American auto racing, a majority of racers gained their skills as drivers from running moonshine. Moonshine is an illegal form of whiskey and was a main source of income for some people who lived in the southern U.S. One man whose name is synonymous with NASCAR and moonshine runners is Robert “Junior” Johnson.