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A healthy kidney from his son was transplanted into race car driver-designer Carroll Shelby, who had been undergoing regular dialysis treatments because of his failing organ, a spokesman said. Shelby, …


Sports People

Nine-time International Race of Champions winner Al Unser Jr., fellow Indy-car stars Scott Pruett and Robby Gordon, and SCCA Trans-Am champion Tom Kendall were chosen to complete the 12-man field …


Rookie Wins Inaugural Race

Rookie Buzz Calkins outdueled fellow first-time Indy-car starter Tony Stewart to win the inaugural event of the Indy Racing League, the Indy 200. Calkins passed Stewart for the lead on …


Lazier Standing At Top

Buddy Lazier, a 28-year-old veteran of 53 IndyCar races, took the top qualifying spot for today’s Indy 200, the inaugural race of the Indy Racing League, turning a lap of …


Sports People

Former NASCAR Winston Cup champions Rusty Wallace and Terry Labonte were among four drivers added to the lineup for the 1996 International Race of Champions Series… . Alan …


U.S. 500 Plans Announced

A race purse of at least $3.6 million, with a minimum $1 million winner’s share, was announced for the U.S. 500, the race that will be run on May 26, …


Earnhardt To Stay Aboard

Moving to quiet speculation about his possible retirement, Dale Earnhardt agreed to a contract extension with Richard Childress that commits him to driving on the Winston Cup circuit through 2000. …


Sports People

Saying the struggling National Hockey League franchise needs a change, Bob Gainey resigned as coach of the Dallas Stars. He will remain as general manager… . Los Angeles …


Sports People

Three-time Formula One driving champion Jackie Stewart is returning to the Grand Prix circuit as head of a Ford Motor Co.-backed racing team that plans to begin racing next year. …


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Bobby Allison, the patriarch of stock car racing’s Alabama Gang, might pull up stakes and move to North Carolina to be closer to his team. Allison said it has become …


There Are 500 Reasons This Idea Is Off-Track

The Indianapolis 500 has been the world’s biggest single-day sporting event for years, and since 1911 has been motor racing’s premier attraction. As many as 400,000 jam the Indianapolis Motor …


Little Takes Stock In Pontiac After 15 Years Of Driving Fords, Spokane Driver Announces He’s Climbing Behind The Wheel Of A Pontiac

Winston Cup driver Chad Little struggles to control his excitement after switching from Ford to Pontiac. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Networks Slam Brakes On Indycar Turner, Others Don’t Want Indianapolis 500 Rival Race

The war between IndyCar drivers and the Indianapolis 500 has not yet spread to television - and apparently won’t. None of the major networks seems to want it. Unable to …


Gordon Driver Of The Year

Jeff Gordon, the Winston Cup champion whose earnings of $4,347,343 were the most for a single season in auto racing, has been named driver of the year. Gordon received 11 …


Sports People

Skier Craig Thrasher of Steamboat Springs, Colo., suffered apparent injuries to both knees when he crashed during a training session for a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. . …


Little To Sign Autographs In Spokane

Chad Little, whose big year on the Busch Grand National circuit has led to big changes, will return to his native Spokane for a pre-Christmas autograph session. Little will sign …


Busch Circuit Expands

The NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car racing series, which will be in its 15th year in 1996, will contest a 26-race schedule worth more than $8 million. With a …


Johnson Sells Race Teams

Junior Johnson, one of the last of the pioneers of big-time stock car racing, has sold his teams, published reports say. The Charlotte Observer, citing an unidentified source, reported that …


Gordon Tops $4 Million

In Daytona Beach, Fla., Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon became the first stock car driver to surpass $4 million in earnings, breaking the 2-year-old record of Dale Earnhardt. NASCAR said …


Sports People

New York Rangers captain Mark Messier was named the National Hockey League player of the week after scoring his 500th career goal… . The Los Angeles Kings acquired …


Gordon Cruises To First Cup Despite Poor Final Race, Gordon Crowned 2nd Youngest Winner

Jeff Gordon savors championship season following Sunday’s NAPA 500 in which he finished 32nd. Photo by Associated Press


Earnhardt’s, Irvan’s Cars Impounded By Nascar

Minutes after Sunday’s NAPA 500 race in Hampton, Ga., ended, NASCAR informed Richard Childress Racing and Robert Yates Racing that it was impounding Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo …


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Steffi Graf, given a hard time yet again by Lori McNeil, won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to capture the $800,000 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia. In tuning up for this week’s season-ending …


Statistics Tell The Tale Of Valley Gridiron Excellence

Valley football players turned in their share of sparkling statistics during the season. In addition to Central Valley running back Giorgio Usai’s Greater Spokane League leading 1,388 yards rushing and …


Jarrett Lucks Out

A three-car crash two laps from the end of the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Busch Grand National season-finale took out the leaders and gave Dale Jarrett the win in a …


Nemechek Wins Pole

Joe Nemechek will start from the pole position, alongside David Green in an all-Chevy front row for the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Grand National stock car race in Homestead, Fla., …


Rudd Victorious In Battle, But Gordon Still On Track To Win Overall Winston War

Ricky Rudd won the race Sunday and Dale Earnhardt barely kept alive his Winston Cup championship battle with Jeff Gordon in the Dura-Lube 500k at Phoenix International Raceway. While Rudd …


Elliott Grabs Phoenix Pole Despite Heaviness In Heart

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Burton Wins, Earnhardt Closes In

Ward Burton celebrated his first Winston Cup victory, and Dale Earnhardt drew ever closer to Jeff Gordon in their championship duel. With NASCAR correcting its own error during a confusing …


Bodine Wins Photo Finish

Todd Bodine won by the nose of his Chevrolet in a three-way photo finish in the crash-filled AC-Delco 200 Busch Grand National stock car race at North Carolina Motor Speedway …