Edwin “Banjo” Matthews, NASCAR’s most prolific chassis builder in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Hendersonville, N.C. He was 64. Matthews’ health had been failing for two years. … Daymond Forney, 21, a Fresno State basketball recruit who already is charged with felony battery, was arrested for investigation of hit-and-run, drunken driving and obstructing a police officer in a separate incident in Fresno, Calif. Forney was cited after a pickup crashed through a fence last weekend. Police said he gave officers a false name. … Bobby Labonte, continuing a late-season surge to give car owner Joe Gibbs his first victory of 1996, captured the pole for the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Labonte guided a Chevrolet Monte Carlo to a fast lap of 184.068 mph to easily outpace defending Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon for the top starting position in Sunday’s race.