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Quick Recovery Leads To Victory

Lazier


Victory Lane

Indianapolis 500 1. Buddy Lazier 2. Davy Jones 3. Richie Hearn U.S. 500 1. Jimmy Vasser 2. Mauricio Gugelmin 3. Roberto Moreno


Forget The Asterisk; Lazier True Champ

At some level, the one who would win the 80th Indianapolis 500 must have known that many would assign an asterisk to the victory. The potential for embarrassment accompanied the …


Indy 500 Boss Leaves No Room For Doubt

Danny Ongais, subbing for Scott Brayton, the late top qualifier, hopes to have a hand in an Indy 500 victory. Photo by Associated Press


Andretti’s Dreams Take Alternate Route

For Michael Andretti, another chance to end his family’s misery at Indianapolis has passed him by. “I miss the feeling of being there,” he admitted. “I’m sure I would be …


No-Names, Start Your Engines

Some call it Tony George’s folly, but it still is the Indianapolis 500. There will be 33 starters today in the 80th version of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” just …


Pruett Seems To Have Inside Track On First U.S. 500

Scott Pruett, who won the last Indy-car race at Michigan International Speedway, showed Saturday that he might be a man to watch in the inaugural U.S. 500. In the final …


Why, Indy World, Would Anyone Want To Race At K Mart?

This is not Indianapolis. I sense it immediately. I sense it because of the clerk at the rental-car desk in Detroit. “How do I get to the racetrack?” I ask.


Race Trophy Dedicated To Brayton

Scott Brayton will always have a place in the Indianapolis 500. The trophy given to the pole winner will now be presented in Brayton’s memory, said Rich Zahren, vice president …


Bettenhausen Barely Qualifies For U.S. 500

For 50 years the Indianapolis 500 has held members of the Bettenhausen family of Tinley Park in thrall. It has titillated them, teased them, tortured them, even killed them. Not …


We’re Not At Indy Any More, Race Fans

There is no Gasoline Alley at Michigan International Speedway. A replica of a Unocal gas station just behind the pits will have to suffice. Unlike the towering, double-decked grandstands that …


Indy Races’ Temple May Be Doomed Rift Creates New Race, Threatens Indy 500 Future

Tony George, left, greets qualifying driver Joe Gosak. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Undefeated heavyweight boxer Jo-el Scott pleaded innocent in Albany, N.Y., to an 11-count indictment that accuses him of raping three young girls. … Jeff Gordon led a strong Chevrolet showing …


Kopp Patrols For Excessive Speeds At Springfield

Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with big racing events like the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. Each race, at one time or another, has had …


Indy Car Feud Reveals A Lack Of Top Drivers

Outside the garage where Scott Brayton used to work, a flag still fluttered at half-staff. At the base of the flagpole lay a half-dozen withered roses. On either side, behind …


Panis Wins Monaco Grand Prix

Olivier Panis of France captured a wet and wild Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco, after pole-sitter Michael Schumacher crashed on the first lap. It was the first career …


Rookies Jam Final Lineup At Indy 500 Ongais Makes Comeback As Sub For Brayton In Menard’s Best Car

Long on speed, short on experience, the rookie-filled Indianapolis 500 lineup was completed Sunday with three more qualifiers and a 53-year-old veteran who hasn’t raced an Indy car in nine …


Team Will Fill Brayton’s Spot Manager Intends To Select Sub Today For Driver Killed In Crash

A day after Scott Brayton was killed during practice for the Indianapolis 500, his racing team said it intended to put another driver in Brayton’s car. Team Menard manager Larry …


Spencer Wins Select Open

Jimmy Spencer came from 15th place in The Winston Select Open to win the invitational event at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Spencer, driving a Ford Thunderbird, sliced through traffic on …


Crash Kills Polesitter Brayton Deflating Right Tire Suspected As Major Cause

1. Scott Brayton’s car slides into the backstretch after crashing into the wall. Photo by Associated Press 2. Brayton


Brayton Believed Speeds Should Ebb Next Year’s Cars Will Ditch Turbocharging, Easing Pace

A tow truck hauls away the wreckage of Scott Brayton’s car. Photo by Associated Press


Bodine Subs For Elliott

Todd Bodine was selected to take over the Winston Cup driving duties of injured Bill Elliott, beginning with the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Harry …


Groskreutz Relishes Steady Climb

Spokane’s Mark Groskreutz owns the points lead in the Totem Travel rookie of the year competition heading into the fifth NASCAR Northwest Tour series race of the season, Saturday at …


Car Racing News Travels Faster Than Indy Times

Drivers and owners in the inaugural U.S. 500 say they aren’t concerned with the rival Indy 500. Yet they can’t seem to ignore it. Twenty-seven drivers were scheduled to qualify …


Indy 500 Fiasco Threatens To Ruin A Sporting Treasure

Sometimes the rich are like you and me. Sometimes, though, they’re even dumber. Keep that in mind this weekend as the lap times and celebrity cameos pop up in reports …


Winston Cup Hopeful Makes Test Run In Style

The war against the Chevrolet Monte Carlo’s dominance on the Winston Cup circuit heated up Wednesday with the introduction of an unlikely rival - a luxury car. Michael Kranefuss, owner …


Srp Changes Patterned After Formula One

It’s taken better than two decades, but the final piece of the puzzle is in place at Spokane Raceway Park with the completion and first race on the 2.5-mile road …


Miscellany

It appears there will be a full field of challengers for Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone in the May 18 Preakness in Baltimore. Trainers of 16 horses have indicated an interest …


Wallace Wins With Late Pass

Rusty Wallace got his second victory of the year and his sixth career road course win in the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Wallace …


Sports People

Spokane’s Chad Little failed to qualify for today’s Save Mart Supermarkets 300 in Sonoma, Calif. … Kentucky coach Rick Pitino confirmed sophomore forward Antoine Walker intends to make himself available …