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  • MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009

    Martin coasts to win in Michigan

    BROOKLYN, Mich. – The most surprised person to find Mark Martin in Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway was the driver himself. The 50-year-old NASCAR star has run well but …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

    Spokane-area tracks feature weekend of special attractions

    The beauty of having two diverse auto racing venues in the Inland Empire – Stateline Speedway and Spokane County Raceway – will be evident this weekend as the region’s elite …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009

    Fuel gamble pays off for Stewart with win at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. – All Tony Stewart could do the final laps at Pocono Raceway was use every trick available to stretch out his fuel and creep toward the finish …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009

    Manfred will take on best of his class in Chicago NHRA event

    Tom Manfred is on vacation this weekend, yet it’s not your typical vacation of boating or camping in the great outdoors or traveling overseas. Manfred and his wife, Valerie, are …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009

    NASCAR to try double-file restarts

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a midseason attempt to add some excitement to Cup racing, NASCAR has moved to double-file restarts beginning with this weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway. “We’ve …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009

    NASCAR confident GM will play key role

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — General Motors has become the second of NASCAR’s four manufacturers to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but industry leaders remain confident support will continue as the automakers …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009

    Johnson charges back for Dover win

    DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson went from running away from the field to running down Tony Stewart. Johnson nipped at Stewart’s bumper, went nose-to-nose, then soared past him on an …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

    Resurgent Berry mixes racing, civic responsibilities

    Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association driver Tony Berry had not won a race in several years. That is, until he grabbed the checkers two weeks ago at Spokane County Raceway. …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009

    Commentary: NASCAR, drivers talk openly

    CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR chairman Brian France held two town hall meetings Tuesday with the sport’s “stakeholders” to discuss everything from its toughened drug policy to the economy, competition and …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

    Commentary: Danica and Kanaan ready for Indy win

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hey up there, whoever’s in charge of karma at the Indianapolis 500. We need to talk. It’s about this latest edition. Swell idea, by the way. A guy …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

    Reutimann reigns in rain

    CONCORD, N.C. – David Reutimann stared at the gray sky and silently prayed for one more heavy rain. A gamble had put the journeyman driver in position for his first …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

    Newman flies to pole

    CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Newman knows how to win poles at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Now “Flyin’ Ryan” wants to get that elusive victory at the track. It might depend on …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

    Kopp stays young while waiting for races to resume

    For Mica’s AMA Flat Track professional motorcycle rider Joe Kopp, his last race seems like an eternity. Having won in Daytona in March, Kopp has not run an event since …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

    Speedway fuels untold memories

    INDIANAPOLIS – In 1958, a budding race-car driver named Mario Andretti first laid eyes on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His family, which arrived from Italy three years earlier, had driven …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

    Despite success, Briscoe second fiddle to teammate

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe is a little surprised to find himself mentioned among the favorites for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. It’s no surprise to the rest of Penske Racing.


  • MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009

    Andretti, Hunter-Reay deliver drama on ‘Bump Day’

    INDIANAPOLIS — John Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay provided the drama Sunday, saving their best efforts for the final 10 minutes at the end of four days of qualifying for the …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009

    Havens steps up to late model series

    One challenge many young Northwest late model drivers face in advancing their career is having to wait until age 16 to get behind the wheel competitively. Across the country many …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009

    Keselowski surprise Talladega winner after crash

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – Under normal circumstances, Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 would have been NASCAR’s feel-good story of the year. Brad Keselowski, a 25-year-old driver with a bright future in just his …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009

    Montoya motors to first pole

    It didn’t take Juan Pablo Montoya long to adapt to restrictor-plate racing. Now that he has enough horsepower, he could be in position to master the art at Talladega (Ala.) …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009

    Gordon ends winless streak

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Jeff Gordon had gone so long without winning a race that he picked up a new trick or two watching other drivers celebrate. No, not a …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009

    Briscoe hangs on to win IndyCar opener

    Ryan Briscoe held off Ryan Hunter-Reay to win the IndyCar Series season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday. Briscoe, driving for Team Penske, passed Justin Wilson …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009

    In brief: Stateline posts track schedule

    Stateline Speedway released a tentative schedule for the 2009 racing season. The opener is slated for April 4, with the Racer’s Jamboree featuring a variety of classes.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009

    Martin can’t shake typical bad luck

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If Mark Martin didn’t have bad luck, he probably would have no luck at all. He’s learned that the hard way over his 27 years at NASCAR’s …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007

    Boy wins short track bike series

    Colbert’s Wyatt Anderson appears to be go-karting’s loss and flat-track racing’s gain. When as a 4-year-old, Anderson sought to race go-karts and was turned away for being too young – …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 1996

    Street, Americans Finish Strong

    Don’t look for Picabo Street on the podium for the women’s combined at the World Alpine Skiing Championships, even though she won the downhill portion of the event on Friday. …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 2, 1995

    Evans Improves Times

    Mark Evans of Lake Chelan. Wash., raised his top qualifying lap to 160.795 mph in the Budweiser hydroplane, an increase of more than 6 mph. But Mark Tate was unable …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1995

    Charameda Wins Second Stage

    Current U.S. National Criterium champion Laura Charameda rode to her second stage victory of the 1995 PowerBar International Women’s Challenge covering the 27.4-mile GT Bicycles Elkhorn Circuit Race course in …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 1995

    Mario Suffers Crash Early In Rain-Soaked Le Mans Race

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  • MONDAY, FEB. 13, 1995

    Blair Sails

    Bonnie Blair set a world record of 38.69 seconds in a 500-meter World Cup speedskating race. Blair broke her world record of 38.99.


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