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Victory Keeps Earnhardt In The Hunt Veteran Driver Holds Off Wallace For First Money In Brickyard 400

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Rain Washes Out Brickyard Qualifying, Hurting Foyt, Carter

Rain on Friday forced cancellation of the second round of time trials for today’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR Winston Cup stock car race. Officials of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR …


Irvan Still Out Of The Driver’s Seat And He’s Not Happy About It - Just Ask Him, If You Dare

Ernie Irvan, right, talks to Michael Waltrip before Waltrip practices for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Photo by Associated Press


Modifieds Race At Stateline

Thanks to a local racing enthusiast, the Northwest Modifieds will be racing for a bigger payday in their Saturday night race at Stateline Speedway. And thanks to those same modifieds, …


Unser Jr. Decision Upheld

The decision that deprived Al Unser Jr. of a victory and practically ended any hopes he had of repeating as IndyCar champion has been upheld, the sport’s sanctioning body, IndyCar, …


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The St. Louis Blues continue to stockpile veterans, acquiring 36-year-old defenseman Jay Wells from the New York Rangers for defenseman Doug Lidster… . Gloria Chadwick, director of the …


Shumacher Tops Rival Hill

One lap. That’s how long Damon Hill’s much-touted challenge lasted at the German Grand Prix, where history was made by Michael Schumacher. Schumacher’s victory in a BenettonRenault not only was …


Pruett Earns First Victory

Scott Pruett refused to be intimidated by two-time series champion Al Unser Jr., losing the lead at the start of the last lap and coming back to beat Unser by …


Earnhardt Wins Ninth Iroc Title

Dale Earnhardt sat in a hospitality suite and watched Al Unser Jr. help him win a second International Race of Champions title. Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, was …


Little A Winner Despite Crash

Spokane’s Chad Little came back from an early race accident to score his sixth NASCAR Busch Grand National Series victory of the year in Saturday’s Ford Credit 300 at South …


Swift Needs Reversal Of Racing Fortune

This chasing the Wolfe thing is getting old for Billy Swift. The Wolfe that stays ahead of Newman Lake’s Swift is not the four-legged, furry, endangered species kind, but rather …


Gordon Knows Earnhardt Lurking

Dale Earnhardt is having a frustrating season. Photo by Associated Press


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Scott Brayton is alert and talking after spinning during testing for next week’s Brickyard 400 stock car race in Indianapolis, Ind. He crashed his Ford Thunderbird into the Indianapolis Motor …


Marlin Survives Scramble

Pole-sitter Sterling Marlin outran a Talladega tango, staying in front of a hectic scramble for position to win the DieHard 500 in Talladega, Ala. In a race slowed only twice …


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Gil de Ferran overtook Jacques Villeneuve on the last lap of qualifying, winning the pole for today’s Cleveland Grand Prix at a course-record 147.512 mph. It was the first career …


Little Turns Back Spencer To Win Busch Race

Chad Little held off a last-lap charge by Jimmy Spencer on Saturday to win a tumultuous, wreck-plagued Humminbird Fishfinder 500k Busch Grand National race at Talladega Superspeedway. The race saw …


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Moses Kiptanui of Kenya narrowly missed the 3,000-meter steeplechase world record, Britain’s Olympic champion Linford Christie won the 100 meters and Michael Johnson, the world’s top-ranked runner in the 200 …


Schultz Looks For Turnaround On Oval

Rick Schultz won’t find much sympathy among his competition for all the bad luck he seems to be having while competing in the 1995 NASCAR Northwest Tour. Little things like …


Andretti Outduels Rahal

All Michael Andretti needed to make himself well was a dose of the Toronto Molson Indy. Andretti, mired in bad luck and bad results through the first 10 races of …


Schumacher Taken Out

Damon Hill added more fuel to his bitter feud with world champion Michael Schumacher when he crashed into the German at the British Grand Prix and accidentally handed Johnny Herbert …


Jarrett Coasts To Victory

Dale Jarrett used every drop of fuel to get within a half mile of victory, then coasted around the final turn and hung on to beat Jeff Gordon in the …


TV’s Parsons More Than Just Man With Mike

The colorful and loquacious Benny Parsons has become such so synonymous with TV commentary that some people actually have forgotten his great career as a driver. Parsons, who has been …


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Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, 82, remarried his ex-wife Marlena Ramallo, 42, in a ceremony at the millionaire’s Fauquier County estate in Middleburg, Va. Most of the 25 guests …


Mix And Match Drags At Srp

To some, the picture of a fox hunt consists of a group of neatly dressed Englishmen on board their handsome horses. The riders are all properly attired in their white …


Gordon And Chevrolet Continue To Dominate Winston Cup Racing

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At Liege, Belgium, Johan Bruyneel of Belgium won the seventh stage of the Tour de France and moved into the overall lead of the cycling classic. Miguel Indurain of Spain, …


Martin On The Pole

At Loudon, N.H., Mark Martin paced Slick 50 300 qualifying at New Hampshire International Speedway, putting his Ford on the pole with a track-record lap of 128.815 mph. The race, …


Unser Wins Pikes Peak

A shortened course expedited Robby Unser’s seventh victory in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Unser, second in the last year’s supertruck division, returned to the top, edging 1994 winner Leonard …


Indycar War Continues

Another shot was fired in the burgeoning war between the new Indy Racing League and the established PPG IndyCar World Series. The IRL announced its qualifying procedure and prize money …


Although Jarrett Wins, Little Gains Ground In Points Race

Dale Jarrett led the final 78 laps and edged Larry Pearson by 0.43 seconds Sunday to win the Busch Grand National Series’ Sears Auto Centers 250 in Milwaukee. Jarrett, who …