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Power Surge For Cda Tribal Member Ozzie George, Speed Thrills

Above, Ozzie George chats at Spokane Raceway Park. Below, George fires up his modified ‘74 Vega. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


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Boxer Vincent Pettway, rebounding from a first-round knockdown, retained his IBF junior middleweight title at Landover, Md., by knocking out three-time world champion Simon Brown at 2:07 of the sixth …


Nascar Plays Role Of Weekend Spoiler, Fining Rudd, Crew Chief

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Nascar Makes Changes

Nearly a month after NASCAR’s unprecedented wind-tunnel testing of the three competing models in its elite stock car series, the sanctioning body announced what it called slight modifications to all …


Swift Steers Down Memory Lane

It’s during weeks like this that Billy Swift thinks back to another time, when once again he was burning the candle at both ends trying to get ready for a …


Actor Crashes In Olympia Race

Jason Priestley might want to keep his day job. The hunky actor, best known for his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit television show “Beverly Hills 90210,” crashed into …


Wallace Ends Chevy Run

Rusty Wallace ended one streak and extended two others by holding off Ted Musgrave as darkness fell to win the rainplagued Hanes 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Wallace’s …


Gordon On Indycar Pole

Robby Gordon smashed the track qualifying record in winning the pole position for the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway. Gordon, 26, whose first IndyCar victory came April …


Joe Gibbs Racer On Pole

Nursing a broken shoulder, Bobby Labonte drove to a lap of 93.308 mph and gave the Joe Gibbs Racing team its breakthrough NASCAR Winston Cup Series pole in qualifying for …


Rogers Takes Next Step Up Sunday

Kirk Rogers reminds himself that Harry Gant started his Winston Cup career at 43. Rogers, at age 38, embarks on a similar late-in-his-racing-life move that could put the veteran local …


Little’s Crash Costs First

First-place finisher Johnny Benson, driving a Chevrolet, inherited the lead 12 laps from the finish when leader Chad Little of Spokane crashed after tangling with the lapped car of Kevin …


Green Takes Third Pole

David Green won his third NASCAR Busch Grand National pole of the season, leading qualifying at Hickory Motor Speedway for today’s Sundrop 400. Green, the defending series champion, turned the …


Earnhardt Races Out Of Gordon’s Shadow, Wins First Union 400

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Dirt Tracks Making Comeback In Area

Racing in the Inland Northwest appears to be returning to its roots. In a time when artificial turf is making way for natural grass in many sports stadiums, it would …


Little Takes Third

Steve Grissom ended Mark Martin’s dominating run in the Goody’s 250, passing him with 23 laps left, and holding on through a pair of late cautions to win the NASCAR …


Martin Gains Pole

Mark Martin won the pole for the Food City 500 by edging Jeff Gordon on the last of 82 laps run during the opening round of time trials at Bristol …


Marlin Emerges From Wreckage

Sterling Marlin, previously a winner in only the Daytona 500, evaded a record rash of wrecks at Darlington Raceway and passed Dale Earnhardt for the lead 12 laps from the …


Little Captures Fourth

Larry Pearson, driving the way his famous father did so often at Darlington International Raceway, ended a seven-year winless streak with a victory in the Mark III Vans 200. Pearson, …


Gordon, Easy As 1-2-3

Those awaiting the return to reality of Jeff Gordon and the Hendrick Chevrolets saw the most amazing feat of all when he took the pole for the TranSouth 400 at …


Little Positioned Second For Today’s Race

Chad Little of Spokane, who opened the Busch series with victories at Daytona and Rockingham, finished second for the pole position at 162.651 mph for the Mark Vans III 200 …


Ntsb Says Allison At Fault

The helicopter crash that killed stock car driver Davey Allison probably was caused by Allison’s mistakes and inexperience in piloting the aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded. In its …


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Former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler was freed from jail in Pensacola, Fla. on a $250 bond after being arrested on a drunken driving charge… . Art Mollner, a …


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 …


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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 …