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Labonte Sits On Pole Again

Terry Labonte has led 311 of the 900 miles run on the Winston Cup circuit this season, but he has nothing to show for it. In Sunday’s $1.2 million Pontiac …


Battle Of Driving Dales Won By Earnhardt This Time

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Martin Wins Goodwrench 200

Mark Martin dominated on the way to a NASCAR Busch Series victory in the Goodwrench Service 200 at North Carolina Motor Speedway. Martin overpowered the rest of the 42-car field, …


College Hoop Pie Sliced Thinly

Nothing kills the goose that lays the golden eggs faster than television. And college basketball once a weekend staple for its cheap thrills is on the endangered species list. National …


He’s Still Got Second Down, Goal To Go After Another Runner-Up Finish In The Daytona 500, Dominant Earnhardt Talks About Winning It Next Year

Dale Earnhardt, Perennial Daytona runner-up


Lights, Camera, Then Bad Action, Plagued 500 Early

Imagine, if you can, the classic movie “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” if Paul Newman and Robert Redford had been gunned down in the opening reel. That was something …


Daytona 18, Earnhardt 0 Jarrett Robs ‘Intimidator’ Of Win Again

Dale Jarrett gives his crew a victory shower in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Ford Dominates Daytona 500

Dale Jarrett’s Ford proves a bit faster than Dale Earnhardt’s Chevrolet. Photo by Associated Press


Earnhardt Will Attempt To Run A Perfect Daytona

As concerned as Dale Earnhardt is about the first 499 miles of Sunday’s Daytona 500, it’s the last critical mile that fills his thoughts. “We’ve won the Daytona 499 a …


Earnhardt Wins Opening Round Of 1996 Iroc At Daytona

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Earnhardt, Irvan Win Twin 125s Leading Qualifiers For Daytona 500 Duplicate Success In Tuneup Races

Two things were proved in Thursday’s Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt is still the man to beat and Ernie Irvan is all the way …


Sports People

Dave Husted of Milwaukie, Ore., is the latest inductee to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame, an honor he shared with two-time PBA player of the year Mike Aulby …


Nascar Faithful Descend Enmasse On An Unbuilt Track

The T-shirts went almost as fast on Sunday as the race cars will move later this year at the Texas Motor Speedway. One size - large - had to fit …


Jarrett Wins Busch Clash

Dale Jarrett, driving a Ford for a newly formed Robert Yates Racing team, held off a pack of top Chevrolet rivals and won the Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway …


Drivers Go For Pole Today

Forget the controversy over the aerodynamic rules. For one lap, almost anybody could be quick enough to win the pole position for the Feb. 18 Daytona 500. Sterling Marlin, the …


Busch Clash Set For Sunday

Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt will start in the back of the biggest field in the 18-year history of the made-for-TV Busch Clash sprint race for last year’s pole-winners. Gordon, …


Oldsmobile Wins Rolex 24 Hours

In Daytona Beach, Fla., an Oldsmobile Mark III driven by Wayne Taylor of South Africa and Americans Scott Sharp and Jim Pace barely held off a Ferrari 333SP in the …


Crashes Mar Endurance Race

Exhaust problems in the Ferrari that once held a four-lap margin at Daytona International Speedway helped vault an Oldsmobile Mark III World Sports Car into the lead at the halfway …


Miscellany

The Idaho State basketball team has fallen to seven scholarship players after freshman guard Tracy Blake, who was suspended indefinitely last Friday, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery. …


Miscellany

A healthy kidney from his son was transplanted into race car driver-designer Carroll Shelby, who had been undergoing regular dialysis treatments because of his failing organ, a spokesman said. Shelby, …


Sports People

Nine-time International Race of Champions winner Al Unser Jr., fellow Indy-car stars Scott Pruett and Robby Gordon, and SCCA Trans-Am champion Tom Kendall were chosen to complete the 12-man field …


Rookie Wins Inaugural Race

Rookie Buzz Calkins outdueled fellow first-time Indy-car starter Tony Stewart to win the inaugural event of the Indy Racing League, the Indy 200. Calkins passed Stewart for the lead on …


Lazier Standing At Top

Buddy Lazier, a 28-year-old veteran of 53 IndyCar races, took the top qualifying spot for today’s Indy 200, the inaugural race of the Indy Racing League, turning a lap of …


Sports People

Former NASCAR Winston Cup champions Rusty Wallace and Terry Labonte were among four drivers added to the lineup for the 1996 International Race of Champions Series… . Alan …


U.S. 500 Plans Announced

A race purse of at least $3.6 million, with a minimum $1 million winner’s share, was announced for the U.S. 500, the race that will be run on May 26, …


Earnhardt To Stay Aboard

Moving to quiet speculation about his possible retirement, Dale Earnhardt agreed to a contract extension with Richard Childress that commits him to driving on the Winston Cup circuit through 2000. …


Sports People

Saying the struggling National Hockey League franchise needs a change, Bob Gainey resigned as coach of the Dallas Stars. He will remain as general manager… . Los Angeles …


Sports People

Three-time Formula One driving champion Jackie Stewart is returning to the Grand Prix circuit as head of a Ford Motor Co.-backed racing team that plans to begin racing next year. …


Miscellany

Bobby Allison, the patriarch of stock car racing’s Alabama Gang, might pull up stakes and move to North Carolina to be closer to his team. Allison said it has become …


There Are 500 Reasons This Idea Is Off-Track

The Indianapolis 500 has been the world’s biggest single-day sporting event for years, and since 1911 has been motor racing’s premier attraction. As many as 400,000 jam the Indianapolis Motor …