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Little Finishes Second

Driving a careful and conservative race, David Green won the Opryland USA 320 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Nashville Speedway. Green, driving a Chevrolet, took the lead …


Irvan Gets Back On Track

Ernie Irvan slipped back into his race car for the first time since a horrifying crash left his career and future in doubt. Irvan breezed around Darlington Raceway setting an …


Gordon Charges To Win In Purolator 500 While Monte Carlos Clean Up

Jeff Gordon found the right combination again Sunday, overpowering the field in winning the Purolator 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The precocious 23-year-old checked out early in the 328-lap, 500-mile …


Benson Overtakes Schrader

Johnny Benson Jr. passed Ken Schrader with eight laps remaining, then pulled away to win the Busch Light 300 Busch Grand National stock car race. Spokane native Chad Little, who …


Sports People

American ski champion Tommy Moe sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear of the right knee and possible additional ligament injury to the left knee when he crashed near the end …


Labonte Edges Earnhardt

Terry Labonte held off Dale Earnhardt over the closing laps to win the Pontiac Excitement 400. Labonte led the final 87 laps and finished about 12 car-lengths ahead of Earnhardt …


Wallace Slams Brakes On Little’s Win Streak

Kenny Wallace continued his Busch Grand National domination at Richmond International Raceway by pulling away over the final 51 laps Saturday to win the Hardee’s Frisco 250. Driving a Ford, …


Gordon All The Way

Jeff Gordon made a runaway of the Goodwrench 500, starting on the pole and speeding to his third Winston Cup victory. The 23-year-old driver added the win at North Carolina …


Little’s Riding High, Makes It 2 In A Row

Chad Little and crew salutes his 2nd straight Busch Grand National win of 1995 on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Earnhardt Holds Indy At Bay

Dale Earnhardt says he’s not interested in the Indy 500, but efforts are under way to change his mind. Photo by Associated Press


Green Clips Little For Pole

David Green, last season’s top qualifier in the Busch Grand National series, earned his first pole of the 1995 season with a fast lap of 150.642 mph in the opening …


Nothing Like Finishing On Top Tough Week Ends In Glory For Spokane’s Little

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Cheap Seats

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For Dale Earnhardt, Daytona Intimidating 17 Races, 17 Times An Also-Ran

Dale Earnhardt isn’t the kind of guy who usually stirs feelings of empathy. He’s arrogant, confident and aggressive, fully aware of his position as a legend in the world of …


Marlin Lands A Big One Veteran Driver Holds Off Earnhardt’s Late Charge To Repeat His 1994 Triumph In Daytona 500

1. Sterling Martin doubles his pleasure at Daytona. Photo by Associated Press 2. Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin earns high fives as he drives alongside Brett Bodine’s crew during a …


Earnhardt Loses Another Tough One Perennial Winston Cup Driving Champion Has To Settle For Second Place At Daytona

Somewhere in Dale Earnhardt’s life, you might suppose, someone from either ‘way up High (or ‘way down Low) must have offered him a deal. “Dale,” that entity might have said, …


Airborne Camera Gives Coverage A Lift

Amid all that rain and all those yellow caution flags that delayed the Daytona 500, a new CBS star was born, and, rest assured, this promising newcomer won’t pull a …


Dragging On In Arizona

Larry Dixon, John Force and Darrell Alderman won titles in the NHRA ATSCO Nationals at Firebird International Raceway. Dixon won in top fuel, Force in funny car and Alderman in …


Wallace Can’t Seem To Avoid Those Darned Rookie Drivers

This is not a news item. Rusty Wallace crashed in the Daytona 500. The only newsy part is that he crashed while the field was under caution. “I can’t believe …


Petty, Hulk Hogan Join Forces

Kings in their respective fields, Richard Petty and Hulk Hogan have become a tag team. They held a news conference Saturday to announce Petty’s associate sponsorship agreement on the Grand …


Misfortune 500 Earnhardt Hopes To Overcome His Checkered History At Daytona

A Twin 125 title is nice, but Earnhardt wants more. Photo by Associated Press


Little Breaks The Ice Spokane Driver Races Into History In Securing First Grand National Triumph

1. A first: Little finishes with the upper hand. Photo by Associated Press 2. Chad Little’s wife, Donna, unfurls a T-shirt in Victory Lane at Daytona Internationa Speedway. Photo by …


Iroc Race Produces Rock ‘N’ Roll Finish For Two Champs

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Caudill Wins Florida 200

Larry Caudill finished one lap sliding backward and still managed to win the Florida 200 and collect the $12,000 prize. Sixty miles from the finish, Caudill’s Dodge went into a …


Earnhardt, Marlin Gas Twin Rivals

Daytona 500 It used to be one of the most exciting days of Daytona Speed Weeks. Dale Earnhardt and Sterling Marlin turned it into a bore. Earnhardt and Marlin eliminated …


Top Drivers Apart In Qualifying Heats

Dale Jarrett and Dale Earnhardt need to handle a few minor details before the two race favorites collide in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Jarrett, winner of the 1993 Daytona …


King Won’t Lose Sleep Over Petty Records

Richard Petty is about to lose one of his myriad NASCAR records. It didn’t have to be that way. Petty started 27 straight Daytona 500s, a mark that should fall …


As Usual, Earnhardt Finds Checkered Flag At Busch

Dale Earnhardt won the Busch Clash. So, what else is new? Earnhardt, the master of the trophy dash, led 18 of 20 laps on Daytona International Speedway’s 2-mile oval on …


Nascar Fines Three

Car owner Bill Davis, driver Randy LaJoie and crew chief Chris Hussey have been fined a total of $35,100 for having a hydraulic pump in their car to raise or …


Behind The 8-Ball Drivers Take Back Seat To Earnhardt’s Quest For Eighth Title

The record-setter is within Earnhardt’s grasp. Photo by Associated Press