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Rain Helps Gordon

Rain gave Jeff Gordon his second straight victory and third of the season, cutting short the Food City 500 at Bristol International Raceway in Bristol, Tenn. Gordon took the lead …


Martin Wins Second Straight Race

Mark Martin came up with his second straight victory and third in six Busch Grand National starts this season, winning the Goody’s Headache Powders 250 at Bristol (Conn.) International Speedway. …


Spokane’s Little Earns Pole For Today’s Goody’s 250 Race

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Gordon Gambles And Wins

Jeff Gordon had just enough gas and just enough car to win the TranSouth Financial 400 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Gordon, the defending Winston Cup champion, dueled throughout …


Martin Wins Grand National Race

Mark Martin, a regular on NASCAR’s Winston Cup circuit, posted his fifth Busch Grand National win in his last six starts on the 1.366-mile Darlington, S.C., oval. In the other …


Brazilian Native Wins Rio 400

Hometown favorite Andre Ribeiro held off a charge by Al Unser Jr. on a restart with four laps left and won the Rio 400 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the …


Rains Wipe Out Racing

Rain washed out the scheduled second round of qualifying for the BellSouth/Opryland USA 320 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Nashville, Tenn. The top 25 spots for today’s …


Marlin Breaks Qualifying Record

Sterling Marlin used local experience to his benefit, breaking the Nashville Speedway USA track qualifying record (107.846 mph) in winning the pole for the Bellsouth/Opryland USA 320. Kenny Wallace qualified …


Nascar Heads To Japan

Seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt and current title-holder Jeff Gordon will lead a 30-driver NASCAR contingent to Japan for a historic 100-mile “demonstration race” on Nov. 24. Nineteen of …


Cheap Seats

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Quick Stop Helps Earnhardt

An extremely fast pit stop separated Dale Earnhardt from Terry Labonte, and Earnhardt rode it to victory in the Purolator 500 at Hampton, Ga. The seven-time Winston Cup champion trailed …


Sports People

A jury in Aspen, Colo., deliberated only an hour Saturday before finding race car driver Danny Sullivan innocent of third-degree assault and harassment in charges involving his longtime former girlfriend…Dominique …


Benson Crashes In Practice, Must Go To Back Of The Pack

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Rookie Gets Pole Position

In Melbourne, Australia, Jacques Villeneuve will start from the pole in his first career Formula One race after leading today’s qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Villeneuve lapped the 3.274-mile …


Miscellany

At Indian Wells, Calif., Steffi Graf, sidelined with a foot injury since winning the season-ending Women’s Tennis Association Tour Championships in November, has entered next week’s State Farm Evert Cup. …


Gordon Returns To Winning Form

Jeff Gordon bounced back from a terrible start to the season with his first victory as defending Winston Cup champion, outrunning points leader Dale Jarrett in the Pontiac Excitement 400 …


Purvis Earns First Win

Jeff Purvis of Clarksville, Tenn., passed Joe Nemechek with seven laps left and won the Hardee’s 250, his first victory in 22 career Busch Grand National races. Purvis’ average speed …


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 …


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


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


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 …