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  • Two Race Fans Die

    Two South Carolinians died, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning, early Saturday after trying to heat their tent with a lantern while sleeping on the rainy infield at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. …


  • Sports People

    Richard Petty, a.k.a. “The King,” was among a group of six inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Also inducted were Buddy Baker, Ralph Earnhardt, Don Garlits, Jim Hall …


  • Driver Breaks Own Mark

    Joe Nemechek broke his own track record in winning the pole for the Busch Grand National Birmingham Automobile Dealers 500K at Talladega Superspeedway. Nemechek lapped the 2.66-mile track at 193.517 …


  • Gordon Has Hang Of Short Tracks, Too

    Motor sports Jeff Gordon says short tracks were the one area where he was truly short of answers when he arrived as a regular in NASCAR’s Winston Cup series in …


  • Gordon-Wallace Showdown?

    Jeff Gordon, who won the fall race on the same Martinsville Speedway’s .526-mile oval, will start fourth in today’s Goody’s Headache Powder 500. The 25-year-old driver comes into the 500-lap …


  • Wallace Wins First Pole

    Kenny Wallace, best known as Rusty’s little brother, finally got something of his own to boast about, taking the pole position for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville (Va.) …


  • Model Dealer’s Show Presents ‘The Real Thing’

    Ken Vierth will sell you Terry LaBonte’s Winston Cup champion car. He’ll peddle John Force’s four-time defending world champion funny car, or any number of others, as long as you …


  • Nascar Fines Bodine For Series Of Run-Ins With Spencer

    Bodine


  • Wallace Ends Pole Drought At Food City

    Wallace


  • Drag Racers To Heat Up Track In ‘Ignitor’

    The trail that leads to the 1997 NHRA Division Six Drag Racing championship begins this weekend at Boise’s Firebird Raceway when the track hosts its traditional “Ignitor.” And, as usual, …


  • Craven To Wait A Week

    Ricky Craven, injured in a crash during practice for the Winston Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, said he will remain sidelined at least one more weekend. The 30-year-old driver …


  • Driver Complaints Tarnish Debut Of Texas Track Narrow Course, Lack Of Rubber On Surface Lead To Most Of The Grousing

    After one wet, wrecked-filled weekend at the new Texas Motor Speedway, Rusty Wallace thinks they should tear up the track and start over. Jeff Burton likes it just the way …


  • Qualifying Canceled In Texas

    Only six races into the Winston Cup season, the series standings took on added importance when NASCAR canceled qualifying for today’s Interstate Batteries 500. Because of 3 inches of rain …


  • Craven Upgraded

    Ricky Craven, injured in a crash during practice for the Interstate Batteries 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, was upgraded to fair condition. Craven, who crashed Thursday during the opening Winston …


  • Craven Hurt In Crash

    Ricky Craven was in serious but stable condition with a fractured right shoulder and concussion after hitting the wall during the opening session of Winston Cup practice at the new …


  • Local Racing Season Opens Sunday

    The end to “cabin fever” comes this Sunday when Spokane Raceway Park and Stateline Speedway begin their respective 1997 racing seasons that run into early fall. At SRP, it’s the …


  • Sports People

    Former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall was ordered to a mental hospital after his wife took out an emergency custody order against him… . Former race car champion …


  • Villeneuve’s Early Lead Holds Up For Brazilian Win

    Villeneuve


  • Trickle, 55, Triumphs

    Dick Trickle became the oldest driver to win a NASCAR Busch Grand National race, passing Randy LaJoie with 21 laps remaining in the Galaxy Foods 300 in Hickory, N.C. The …


  • Galaxy Goes On Points

    Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series Galaxy Foods 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway was canceled due to inclement weather, and the 31-car field will be aligned based on the series …


  • Spokane Drivers Have High Hopes For Nw Tour

    Kirk Rogers hadn’t been in the seat of a race car since a deal to drive with the high-profile American Speed Association fell apart in 1995. But it didn’t take …


  • Gordon To Chase Pole-Sitter Jarrett In Pursuit Of Fourth Straight At Darlington

    Things have come very easily for Jeff Gordon. In just over four seasons and at the tender age of 25, Gordon already has won 15 pole positions, 21 races and …


  • Lajoie Holds Back Burton

    Randy LaJoie fought off a determined bid from Jeff Burton with a spectacular last-lap move and won the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Busch Grand National Series race at Darlington, S.C. …


  • Injured Driver Dies

    NASCAR truck series driver John Nemechek, who had been in a coma since suffering brain damage in a crash on Sunday, died in Miami. Nemechek, 27, died at 11:30 a.m., …


  • Cheap Seats

    Wepner


  • Nemechek On Life Support

    If NASCAR truck series driver John Nemechek survives, it will be months before physicians know the extent of his inoperable head injuries and the final outcome of his condition, doctors …


  • Miscellany

    (From Replay, March 18, 1997:) Crypto Star, ridden by Pat Day, got up in the final strides to win the $400,000 Louisiana Derby on Sunday in New Orleans. The name …


  • Cheap Seats

    Hornsby


  • Unser Pleads Not Guilty; Son Arrested In Separate Incident

    Unser Sr.


  • Jarrett Outduels Irvan For Primestar 500 Win

    A victorious Dale Jarrett is all smiles. Photo by Associated Press

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