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Tuesday, December 18, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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

Elliott


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 …


Despite Big Lead, Gordon Not Sure Winner

Jeff Gordon appears to be all but crowned in the Winston Cup championship race. But racing can take strange twists and turns, so even a 205-point lead with three races …


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 …


Miscellany

The Winnipeg Jets, who joined the NHL in 1979, have been sold to an American group for $68 million and will leave Winnipeg, Manitoba, after the season. Jets owner Barry …


Sports People

Former University of Connecticut basketball star Rebecca Lobo and five-time Olympic gold speedskater Bonnie Blair were named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation at its annual dinner. …


Three Capture Titles

Scott Kalitta, John Force and Warren Johnson clinched Winston championships at the Chief Auto Parts Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Only Kalitta managed to cap the championship …


Martin Grabs Win As Earnhardt Narrows Gordon’s Points Lead

Martin


Nascar Plans Probe Of Accident

NASCAR president Bill France said the organization will examine the car and the accident in which Mint Hill resident Russell Phillips was killed during a Sportsman Division race Friday at …


Sports People

Steffi Graf underwent a day of questioning for alleged tax evasion before a state prosecutor in Frankfurt, Germany… . American gymnast John Roethlisberger finished eighth in the compulsory …


Car Wash Delays 500

Rain washed out first-round qualifying for the UAW-GM Quality 500 on Thursday for the second consecutive day. “The good news is this is supposed to all clear out, and by …


Sports People

Angel Cordero Jr. made a triumphant return to horse racing at age 51, setting a track record aboard Bandit Bomber at El Commandante in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, the track where …


Martin Spoils Irvan’s Return

Mark Martin ran off to an easy victory in the Holly Farms 400 in North Wilkesboro, N.C., a race that featured the triumphant return to Winston Cup racing of Ernie …


Irvan Returns Today

Ernie Irvan is back after a 13-month hiatus. Now it’s a question of what he can accomplish with one good eye and plenty of determination as he resumes his Winston …


Irvan Roars In Return

Ernie Irvan stole the spotlight from pole-winner Ted Musgrave at the North Wilkesboro Speedway as he officially began his Winston Cup comeback. Irvan, who sustained near-fatal injuries in a crash …


‘King Of The Hill’ To Be Decided

In drag racing’s early days, arguments of who had the fastest car were often settled on a dark stretch of highway away from people - and the police. The winner …


Sports People

Oilers defenseman Bryan Marchment was suspended for five games by the NHL for a kneeing incident against Winnipeg’s Jason Simon in an exhibition game Sept. 18… . Joe …


Earnhardt Gets Key Victory

Dale Earnhardt, giving evidence that he is not going to be easily beaten in the Winston Cup championship battle, cut into Jeff Gordon’s big point lead with a victory in …


Coulthard Takes Pole

Scotsman David Coulthard outraced team leader Damon Hill, clinching the pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril, Portugal, in an impressive 1-2 finish for Williams-Renault’s revamped racers. After …


Unser Awarded Victory

Al Unser Jr., deprived of a victory at Portland when his car was ruled to be in technical violation of road-clearance requirements, had the win returned to him by an …


Ochs Sets Sights On Modified Crown

In Driver’s Education, you’re constantly schooled to check your mirrors at regular intervals. Pardon Greg Ochs if he’s not paying attention to who’s in his mirror on Saturday night. The …


Indycar Boycott Possible

IndyCar Series team owners are preparing for a meeting that could approve a united boycott of next year’s Indianapolis 500, along with a competing event, to protest the revised qualifying …


Sports People

Spurs center David Robinson has gone home to recover after spending the night in a San Antonio hospital with stomach trouble. … Dave Magee of the United States captured the …


Gordon Controls Winston Young Points Leader Holds Lead For 80 Percent Of The Race

Jeff Gordon is starting to feel real comfortable in the winner’s circle. Photo by Associated Press


Kalitta Wins Keystone Nationals

Scott Kalitta won his fourth Top Fuel title of the year, beating Larry Dixon in the final of the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Mohnton, Pa., with a quarter-mile run of …


Irvan Ready To Race Again

NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan, once given only a 10 percent chance to survive injuries from a crash, has received medical clearance to race again. NASCAR spokesman Kevin Triplett confirmed at …


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Sports People

Spokane’s Chad Little will run in the 27th position at the MBNA 500 at Dover, Del., today… . Julio Cesar Chavez will defend his WBC super lightweight title …


Muscle Cars Set To Take Center Stage

Muscle cars always had a place in Dave Rogers’ heart. So it’s appropriate that a tribute to the former radio personality and race announcer who died suddenly in July of …