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Gibbs Signs Tony Stewart

Joe Gibbs joined the ranks of multicar owners on the Winston Cup circuit by adding Indy Racing League driver Tony Stewart to his lineup.

“Multicar teams have become what a lot of teams feel is the best way to go,” Gibbs said. “We’ve been talking about this for about two years.”

Stewart joins a team that has produced six victories and more than $6 million in winnings since Gibbs ditched his career as a Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins to go Winston Cup racing in 1992.

A California man who was the first on the scene when race car driver Chris Trickle was shot in Las Vegas told police he did not witness the Feb. 9 shooting.

The man surfaced after a segment on the shooting was aired on the television show, “America’s Most Wanted.”

Trickle is scheduled to undergo surgery again today to repair leaks in the membrane surrounding his brain. Trickle remains in a coma at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

Las Vegas police went to Southern California on Tuesday to interview the man, but Las Vegas police Sgt. Kevin Manning said he shed no new light on the shooting.

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