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  • FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

    Bisset supports expansion of Legend cars at Stateline

    Mark Bisset set an offseason goal of making Legend car racing in the Inland Northwest a consistent class at Stateline Speedway. Legend cars have run at the Idaho quarter-mile for …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

    Gordon driven

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – Jeff Gordon, for at least a decade, was the biggest star in NASCAR. He dominated the sport, steamrolling his way to 47 victories and his first three …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

    Speed, alcohol cited in deadly crash

    A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.


  • MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

    Worth the wait

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jamie McMurray’s heart sank when he saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lurking in his rearview mirror. Of all the guys bearing down on me, he thought, it …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

    Pothole prompts race to parking lot

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Cars were running at Daytona International Speedway with the race red-flagged Sunday. Just not on the track.


  • MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2010

    Sparks don’t fly at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was a tangible sense of electricity surrounding the first event of Speedweeks, a race everyone expected to be so rough-and-tumble that NASCAR’s relaxed rules toward …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2010

    Velocity vet

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Go Daddy could represent more than Mark Martin’s sponsor. It also could be his rallying cry. Martin got off to a fast start Saturday in his …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

    Kyle Petty: Danica will be under pressure

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most of NASCAR is throwing out the welcome mat for Danica Patrick. Former driver-turned-TV analyst Kyle Petty is a bit more cautious about what her arrival means …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009

    Johnson wins fourth straight NASCAR title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson was chasing much more than a championship. He was also chasing NASCAR history.


  • MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

    Johnson on verge of fourth title

    When a fluke accident cost Jimmie Johnson a huge chunk of his points lead, he knew there was no more room for error in his bid to win a NASCAR-record …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

    Field gains on Johnson

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson’s drive to history took a hard hit against a wall and Kyle Busch ran out of gas trying to complete an unprecedented NASCAR trifecta. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2009

    McMurray wins first race since ’07

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway, where a ban on bump-drafting sanitized what’s usually one of the most spectacular races of the …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2009

    Johnson in Chase driver’s seat

    Jimmie Johnson is back in control of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship. The three-time defending Sprint Cup champion easily pulled away from Jeff Gordon following a restart with three laps …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2009

    Sprint car champ Popple closes season in Hermiston

    Newly crowned Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association champion Justin Popple relishes one more chance to run his sprinter and close out the season on a stronger note than when it …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009

    Rubber match goes to Stewart

    Tony Stewart didn’t have time for a debate. He had one last chance to grab the win at Kansas Speedway, and it came down to one critical decision. Two tires, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2009

    Zimmer caps busy season in Yakima

    Andrew Zimmer’s last year has been spent balancing the needs of a high school senior, preparing for his freshman year of college and switching between karting and late model commitments. …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2009

    Opener should drive up interest in the Chase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If the first round of the Chase for the championship is any indication, NASCAR is in for a doozy of a title race. The contenders went all-out …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009

    Martin’s surprise move wins first race of Chase

    When young drivers aren’t sure how to approach an on-track situation, they often ask themselves, “What would Mark Martin do?” With a championship on the line, Martin fooled the competition …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2009

    Jefferson relishes diversion

    Driving for family friend and car owner Dean Boever, Naches, Wash., native Jason Jefferson never envisioned that he and the team would be sitting atop the late model standings at …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2009

    Kahne gives his Chase chances a boost

    HAMPTON, Ga. – Kasey Kahne gave himself a huge boost in the Chase for the Championship with a victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kahne, of Enumclaw, Wash., leaped …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2009

    Season begins to wind down at area racetracks

    Temperatures may still be in the 90s this weekend, but fall is on the horizon as series and racetracks see their 2009 schedules winding down. Sunset Speedway, located in Airway …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2009

    Doug Pace: Friends, cohorts remember Braton

    Doyle Braton would be proud of the work his cohorts in the Northwest Modified Association have accomplished in 2009. With Richard Mucciaccio at the helm, car counts are up and …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2009

    Hamlin wins one for grandmother

    LONG POND, Pa. — Denny Hamlin had few bigger fans than his grandmother. She wore her No. 11 socks, held her No. 11 stuffed bear, and watched every race on …


  • MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

    Busch angry at Johnson over contact on track

    JOLIET, Ill. – Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson traded paint. It might be awhile until they exchange pleasantries. Busch was fuming with Johnson after two of NASCAR’s top stars got …


  • MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009

    Franchitti wins Toronto race

    Dario Franchitti won the Honda Indy on the street course in Toronto on Sunday, easily holding off Penske drivers Ryan Briscoe and Will Power on a late restart for his …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

    Busch down in dumps

    Kyle Busch hasn’t mellowed following his last-lap accident at Daytona that sent him into the wall, and then the infield care center – even as points leader Tony Stewart says …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

    Logano’s win one for the ages

    LOUDON, N.H. – Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

    Doug Pace: Bissett boys become stuff of Legends

    For the Bissett brothers, Joe and Jake, racing is all they have known from an early age. From go-karts to their current success in Legend Cars, national championships have always …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009

    NASCAR goes after expert witness in Mayfield case

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An expert witness for suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield does not have the medical degrees or certifications he listed in his qualifications, NASCAR alleged Tuesday. In a motion …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009

    NHRA racing series returns to Spokane

    Over the past three days world-class auto racing arrived in the Inland Empire in the form of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which wrapped up its final round …


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