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Third Time Around, Labonte Races Past Gordon

Bobby Labonte wins on the NASCAR circuit. Photo by Associated Press


Mario Ready For Le Mans

Mario Andretti and teammates Bob Wollek and Eric Helary of France, for the second day in a row, had the best time in trials for the Le Mans 24 Hours …


‘Crash’ Gordon Prevails

The pattern continued as Robby Gordon crashed then won, holding off Jimmy Vasser to take the Detroit Grand Prix. Gordon crashed in practice on Friday, then led the opening round …


Pearson Grabs Victory

Larry Pearson celebrated his 200th start on the series with a victory in the Carolina Pride-Red Dog 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway. …


Gordon On Pole

Robby Gordon came back from a hard crash in practice to lead provisional qualifying for Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix. Gordon got around the 2.1-mile, 14-turn Belle Isle road circuit in …


Triber Busy Steering New Course

At age 63, many men are looking forward to kicking back and taking it easy as retirement is either at hand or just on the horizon. One exception appears to …


Petty Ends Drought With Decisive Victory At The Monster Mile

Kyle Petty is greeted by the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line first at the Miller 500 in Dover, Del., on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Nascar Drivers Observe

Jeff Gordon spent the day in school, learning whatever he could about the new concrete surface at Dover Downs International Speedway. His classroom was the top of his team trailer …


Little Settles For Ninth

Mike McLaughlin of Waterloo, N.Y., found Victory Lane on the Busch Grand National circuit, winning the GM Goodwrench-Delco Battery 200 at Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway. Spokane’s Chad Little finished …


Fox’s Status Upgraded

Stan Fox has regained consciousness and can follow a few commands after being in a coma the past five days with injuries sustained in a crash at last Sunday’s Indianapolis …


Features Saved Fox

Stan Fox, still unconscious with a brain injury from a crash in last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, probably wouldn’t have survived at all without the protection his race car gave him …


Fox’s Status Unclear

A neurosurgeon said it may take several more days to determine the extent of the brain injury to race driver Stan Fox, who has not regained consciousness since a first-lap …


Montana Couple Has Life On Track Literally

Whether Ray and Mary Jacoby stood among the pine trees on their land at Trout Creek, Mont., and heard a soft voice saying, “If you build it, they will come,” …


Nascar Dictates Change

Ford Thunderbirds will have a taller rear spoiler beginning at this week’s NASCAR Winston Cup race at Dover Downs International Speedway. NASCAR announced that it has sent a notice to …


Sports People

Driver Stan Fox, injured in a first-lap crash in the Indianapolis 500, is still unconscious and in critical condition… . Mike Edles, who coached the Boise State women’s …


Formula I May Lure Villeneuve After Indy Win

The Indianapolis 500 will bring its standard fare of fame and fortune to its champion Jacques Villeneuve, but it also will bring even more offers to lure the 24-year-old Canadian …


Fox Condition Critical, But No Other Injuries Found In Brain Scan

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Final Results Indianapolis 500

Official results Sunday of the Indianapolis 500, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown or country, car number, chassis-engine, laps completed, speed or reason out, where known (r-rookie): 1. (5) …


Driver Stretches Lead

World champion Michael Schumacher’s pit-lane strategy paved the way for his second straight easy victory at the Monaco Grand Prix and increased his lead in the 1995 driver’s standings. Schumacher’s …


‘Other’ Labonte Wins

Bobby Labonte served notice that the current youth movement in stock car racing’s top series doesn’t begin and end with Jeff Gordon. Labonte capitalized on late-race engine problems by Ken …


Black Flag Leaves Goodyear Blue Punishment For Overtaking Pace Car Decisive Factor In Outcome Of Race

1. Goodyear 2. Indy 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve exults after the checkered flag waves for him. Photo by Associated Press


Thrills Of Race Left Little Time To Miss Penske

See, they can too put on a great race here without Team Penske. The 79th Indianapolis 500 Sunday was, in fact, one for the books. It had just about everything …


Villeneuve Wins Indy On A Pass Rules Violation, Penalty Cost Goodyear Dearly

Jacques Villeneuve is up in arms after rallying from 24th place to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Fate Finally Levels Pruett

What goes around comes around, especially on the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just ask Scott Pruett and Jimmy Vasser. Each had a turn leading the race near the …


Supporting Cast Heads Indy Only Three Former Winners In Field For Today’s Indianapolis 500

The sights and sounds will be the same. About 400,000 people will be wedged into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, as usual.


Looks Like The Year Michael Andretti Finally Takes Indy

I don’t want to say there’s a bunch of losers in this year’s Indy 500 field. I don’t want to say there are a bunch of people who can’t win.


Winston Cup Taps Talent From Indy

The Indianapolis 500 has long enjoyed a reputation as the greatest spectacle in motorsports, reducing the Coca-Cola 600 stock car race to Memorial Day weekend also-ran status. So how come …


Little Leaves Green With Envy Spokane Driver Blitzes Points Leader Benson With Close Victory In Red Dog

Chad Little and wife, Donna, celebrate fourth victory this year. Photo by Associated Press


Cutting The Mustard At Indy

I see by the ambulances lined up there in Turn 2 of the Old Brickyard, it is time once again for the Indianapolis 500, an American institution, as is, I …


Abc Sticks To Live Coverage

ABC, which has been telecasting the Indianapolis 500 auto race for 31 years, has turned that spectacle into a live spectacular the last decade. Before 1986, the network presented an …