Event Coverage, Festival of Speed
AUG 11th 2021

Adam Wilkins

Dan Gurney’s Riverside‑winning NASCAR is a brute

It’s 1963 and NASCAR makes its first visit to the twisty road circuit that was Riverside. More suited to ovals, the cars prove a real handful in an environment that includes gradient, corners that go both directions, and adverse cambers. The promoters were keen to bring NASCAR to Southern California, but it the circuit didn’t play into the hands of oval specialists.

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