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Sports People

Three-time Formula One driving champion Jackie Stewart is returning to the Grand Prix circuit as head of a Ford Motor Co.-backed racing team that plans to begin racing next year. …


Miscellany

Bobby Allison, the patriarch of stock car racing’s Alabama Gang, might pull up stakes and move to North Carolina to be closer to his team. Allison said it has become …


There Are 500 Reasons This Idea Is Off-Track

The Indianapolis 500 has been the world’s biggest single-day sporting event for years, and since 1911 has been motor racing’s premier attraction. As many as 400,000 jam the Indianapolis Motor …


Little Takes Stock In Pontiac After 15 Years Of Driving Fords, Spokane Driver Announces He’s Climbing Behind The Wheel Of A Pontiac

Winston Cup driver Chad Little struggles to control his excitement after switching from Ford to Pontiac. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Networks Slam Brakes On Indycar Turner, Others Don’t Want Indianapolis 500 Rival Race

The war between IndyCar drivers and the Indianapolis 500 has not yet spread to television - and apparently won’t. None of the major networks seems to want it. Unable to …


Gordon Driver Of The Year

Jeff Gordon, the Winston Cup champion whose earnings of $4,347,343 were the most for a single season in auto racing, has been named driver of the year. Gordon received 11 …


Sports People

Skier Craig Thrasher of Steamboat Springs, Colo., suffered apparent injuries to both knees when he crashed during a training session for a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. . …


Little To Sign Autographs In Spokane

Chad Little, whose big year on the Busch Grand National circuit has led to big changes, will return to his native Spokane for a pre-Christmas autograph session. Little will sign …


Busch Circuit Expands

The NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car racing series, which will be in its 15th year in 1996, will contest a 26-race schedule worth more than $8 million. With a …


Johnson Sells Race Teams

Junior Johnson, one of the last of the pioneers of big-time stock car racing, has sold his teams, published reports say. The Charlotte Observer, citing an unidentified source, reported that …


Gordon Tops $4 Million

In Daytona Beach, Fla., Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon became the first stock car driver to surpass $4 million in earnings, breaking the 2-year-old record of Dale Earnhardt. NASCAR said …


Sports People

New York Rangers captain Mark Messier was named the National Hockey League player of the week after scoring his 500th career goal… . The Los Angeles Kings acquired …


Miscellany

Steffi Graf, given a hard time yet again by Lori McNeil, won 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to capture the $800,000 Advanta Championships in Philadelphia. In tuning up for this week’s season-ending …


Gordon Cruises To First Cup Despite Poor Final Race, Gordon Crowned 2nd Youngest Winner

Jeff Gordon savors championship season following Sunday’s NAPA 500 in which he finished 32nd. Photo by Associated Press


Earnhardt’s, Irvan’s Cars Impounded By Nascar

Minutes after Sunday’s NAPA 500 race in Hampton, Ga., ended, NASCAR informed Richard Childress Racing and Robert Yates Racing that it was impounding Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo …


Statistics Tell The Tale Of Valley Gridiron Excellence

Valley football players turned in their share of sparkling statistics during the season. In addition to Central Valley running back Giorgio Usai’s Greater Spokane League leading 1,388 yards rushing and …


Jarrett Lucks Out

A three-car crash two laps from the end of the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Busch Grand National season-finale took out the leaders and gave Dale Jarrett the win in a …


Nemechek Wins Pole

Joe Nemechek will start from the pole position, alongside David Green in an all-Chevy front row for the Jiffy Lube Miami 300 Grand National stock car race in Homestead, Fla., …


Rudd Victorious In Battle, But Gordon Still On Track To Win Overall Winston War

Ricky Rudd won the race Sunday and Dale Earnhardt barely kept alive his Winston Cup championship battle with Jeff Gordon in the Dura-Lube 500k at Phoenix International Raceway. While Rudd …


Elliott Grabs Phoenix Pole Despite Heaviness In Heart

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Burton Wins, Earnhardt Closes In

Ward Burton celebrated his first Winston Cup victory, and Dale Earnhardt drew ever closer to Jeff Gordon in their championship duel. With NASCAR correcting its own error during a confusing …


Despite Big Lead, Gordon Not Sure Winner

Jeff Gordon appears to be all but crowned in the Winston Cup championship race. But racing can take strange twists and turns, so even a 205-point lead with three races …


Bodine Wins Photo Finish

Todd Bodine won by the nose of his Chevrolet in a three-way photo finish in the crash-filled AC-Delco 200 Busch Grand National stock car race at North Carolina Motor Speedway …


Miscellany

The Winnipeg Jets, who joined the NHL in 1979, have been sold to an American group for $68 million and will leave Winnipeg, Manitoba, after the season. Jets owner Barry …


Sports People

Former University of Connecticut basketball star Rebecca Lobo and five-time Olympic gold speedskater Bonnie Blair were named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation at its annual dinner. …


Three Capture Titles

Scott Kalitta, John Force and Warren Johnson clinched Winston championships at the Chief Auto Parts Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Only Kalitta managed to cap the championship …


Martin Grabs Win As Earnhardt Narrows Gordon’s Points Lead

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Nascar Plans Probe Of Accident

NASCAR president Bill France said the organization will examine the car and the accident in which Mint Hill resident Russell Phillips was killed during a Sportsman Division race Friday at …


Sports People

Steffi Graf underwent a day of questioning for alleged tax evasion before a state prosecutor in Frankfurt, Germany… . American gymnast John Roethlisberger finished eighth in the compulsory …


Car Wash Delays 500

Rain washed out first-round qualifying for the UAW-GM Quality 500 on Thursday for the second consecutive day. “The good news is this is supposed to all clear out, and by …