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Brayton Believed Speeds Should Ebb Next Year’s Cars Will Ditch Turbocharging, Easing Pace

A tow truck hauls away the wreckage of Scott Brayton’s car. Photo by Associated Press


Bodine Subs For Elliott

Todd Bodine was selected to take over the Winston Cup driving duties of injured Bill Elliott, beginning with the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Harry …


Groskreutz Relishes Steady Climb

Spokane’s Mark Groskreutz owns the points lead in the Totem Travel rookie of the year competition heading into the fifth NASCAR Northwest Tour series race of the season, Saturday at …


Car Racing News Travels Faster Than Indy Times

Drivers and owners in the inaugural U.S. 500 say they aren’t concerned with the rival Indy 500. Yet they can’t seem to ignore it. Twenty-seven drivers were scheduled to qualify …


Indy 500 Fiasco Threatens To Ruin A Sporting Treasure

Sometimes the rich are like you and me. Sometimes, though, they’re even dumber. Keep that in mind this weekend as the lap times and celebrity cameos pop up in reports …


Winston Cup Hopeful Makes Test Run In Style

The war against the Chevrolet Monte Carlo’s dominance on the Winston Cup circuit heated up Wednesday with the introduction of an unlikely rival - a luxury car. Michael Kranefuss, owner …


Srp Changes Patterned After Formula One

It’s taken better than two decades, but the final piece of the puzzle is in place at Spokane Raceway Park with the completion and first race on the 2.5-mile road …


Miscellany

It appears there will be a full field of challengers for Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone in the May 18 Preakness in Baltimore. Trainers of 16 horses have indicated an interest …


Wallace Wins With Late Pass

Rusty Wallace got his second victory of the year and his sixth career road course win in the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Wallace …


Sports People

Spokane’s Chad Little failed to qualify for today’s Save Mart Supermarkets 300 in Sonoma, Calif. … Kentucky coach Rick Pitino confirmed sophomore forward Antoine Walker intends to make himself available …


Miscellany

Terry Labonte won his fourth pole of the year with a record-breaking qualifying lap of 92.524 mph for the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. …


Interstate Supers Are Back On Track

Mix one part Northwest Late Models with one part Hamms All-Star Late Models, stir in some new tires and ‘90s technology and you have the recipe for the newest racing …


Elliott Undergoes Surgery

NASCAR favorite Bill Elliott, who suffered a broken left thigh bone in a crash-marred Winston Select 500 Sunday, underwent surgery to repair the damage. The Dawsonville, Ga., racer is expected …


Marlin Races To Win; Elliott Fractures Thigh

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Unser Iroc Victor

Al Unser Jr. won the second round of the 1996 International Race of Champions Series after a multi-car crash eliminated more than half of the field at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. …


Miscellany

Olympic marathon qualifier Anne Marie Lauck won the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, in a meet-record time of 32 minutes, 5.64 seconds. In the men’s race, Joe …


Go-Karts Speed Into Spotlight

Think as you zip down I-90 at the new 70 mph speed limit. You’re seat-belted in, protected by steel and air bags. Now consider doing about that same speed - …


Sports People

Bobby Hammond was fired as coach of the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football and replaced by former Denver Broncos wide receiver Lionel Taylor… . …


Wallace Outshines Labonte

Terry Labonte’s record-setting race was overshadowed by Rusty Wallace, who won the Goody’s Headache Powders 500 in Martinsville, Va., for the fourth straight year. Labonte, breaking a tie he forged …


Craven Earns Pole

Ricky Craven turned a lap of 93.079 mph as the fifth driver in the qualifying line, then had to wait nearly an hour until the last of 42 competitors fell …


Labonte Poised To Break Petty’s Record

Terry Labonte has known for months that, barring disaster, he will set a record Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Powders 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Although starting his 514th consecutive race …


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Guerrero Heads Indy Field

Roberto Guerrero, who holds the track records for qualifying, and former winner Arie Luyendyk were among 35 drivers named on 77 entries announced for the Indianapolis 500. The deadline for …


Labonte Sets Record In Win

Terry Labonte drove into the record books with a performance befitting NASCAR’s Iron Man, outdueling teammate Jeff Gordon to cap a wild finish and win the First Union 400 in …


De Ferran Keeps Pole

Gil de Ferran, a 28-year-old Brazilian who began the day atop the provisional lineup, kept the pole for today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a run of 109.639 …


Sports People

Men’s basketball coach Randy Wiel, a 43-year-old protege of North Carolina’s Dean Smith, was hired by Middle Tennessee. Wiel coached at North Carolina-Asheville the last three seasons, compiling a 32-40 …


Richards Returns To Racing As Rookie

Motor sports A year ago, Kevin Richards wore the hat of a NASCAR Northwest Tour crew chief of the defending series champion. Then, his goal was to put his technical …


Hill Wins Again

Britain’s Damon Hill cruised to his third straight Formula One victory of the season in the Argentine Grand Prix, beating Canadian teammate Jacques Villeneuve by more than 12 seconds. In …


Sports People

Central Washington University interim men’s basketball coach Greg Sparling is among six finalists for the permanent job. … Louisville center Samaki Walker has declared for the NBA draft, giving up …


Spokane Raceway Park Takes Early Lead

The completion of the annual Spokane Auto Boat Speed Show last weekend is the signal to motorsports enthusiasts that the start of the racing season is just around the corner. …