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Andretti Takes Pole

John Andretti won the first pole of his Winston Cup career and in the process set an event record in gaining the top starting spot for the Southern 500 at …


Race Team Focuses, Ignoring Rearview Mirror

As Jeff Zimmerman continues to close ground in his chase for a Northwest Modified Series championship, his eyes and mind are firmly focused on what’s ahead, not what’s past. You …


Indy Announces Schedule

The new Indy Racing League will schedule its season over parts of two calendar years in order to end its championship competition annually with the Indianapolis 500. The IRL, the …


Schumacher Grabs Win

Michael Schumacher used daredevil tactics to extend his lead in the Formula One standings with a wet and wild victory that withstood a protest at the Belgian Grand Prix. Belgium’s …


Labonte Spins To Win

Terry Labonte, trying to hold off hard-charging Dale Earnhardt in heavy traffic, won the rain-delayed Goody’s 500 while sliding backward across the finish line at Bristol International Raceway. Earnhardt slammed …


Grissom Gets Break, Holds On Chad Little Finishes Fourth At Food City; Benson Cuts Tire

After grabbing the lead with 23 laps to go when front-runner Johnny Benson cut a tire, Steve Grissom held first place the rest of the way to win the Food …


Bogathon Promises Muddy Going

Like lots of boys, Jeff Williams probably used to get in trouble with his mother years ago for going out and getting dirty playing in mud puddles. Sunday, Williams and …


Prost Ponders Comeback

Retired four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost could be on the verge of a comeback with McLaren. The team announced in Woking, England, that the 40-year-old French driver will take …


Ribeiro Gets First Cart Win

Rookie Andre Ribeiro of Brazil won his first Indy-car race at the New England 200 in Loudon, N.H., while Jacques Villeneuve edged closer to the overall championship. Ribeiro, the pole-sitter …


Martin Awarded Race Victory After Inspection Of Jarrett’s Car

Mark Martin, easily outrun in the Detroit Gasket 200 at Brooklyn, Mich., was given the victory nearly 2 hours after the race Saturday when NASCAR relegated Dale Jarrett to the …


Sports People

Jeff Green led a rain-shortened qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Detroit Gasket 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race… . Trainer …


Top Drivers Cash In Big Overseas

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is joining Ferrari, Damon Hill is staying put and Jacques Villeneuve is moving from Indy cars to Formula One. Three of auto racing’s top drivers …


Finally, Hall’s Race Team Finds A Winning Formula

Hey! Ron Hall! Your NASCAR Northwest Tour race team has just won its second race of the season and you’re climbing in the points race. Where are you going now? …


Smoking Debate Fires Up Nascar

NASCAR has a smoking problem. In the last quarter-century, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has helped take stock car racing from a Southern delicacy to a burgeoning national industry called the …


Martin Wins Race From Pole

Mark Martin ran down former teammate Wally Dallenbach six laps from the finish for his third straight victory from the pole in the Budweiser at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup …


Capps Sparkles In Final Race Mishaps For Top-Fuel Rivals Help Decide Ahra Title

John Force burns in his tires before his preliminary run in the Funny Car class at the AHRA World Finals while crew member Bernie Federly, right, takes in the preparations. …


Hill Takes Hungarian Pole

Damon Hill took the pole for today’s Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest, Hungary with a best time of 1 minute, 16.982 seconds, about 1.4 seconds faster than he managed in …


Big-Time Racing Takes More Than Just Clean Pits Elite Teams Have Generous Sponsors, As Odessa Drag Racer Knows Too Well

When looking at Craig Smith’s top fuel dragster pit area, a person might think the operation is comparable to the big teams sponsored by McDonald’s, Castrol or Budweiser. Smith has …


Hill On Top

Damon Hill, hoping to retain his ride next season with the Williams-Renault Formula One team, took the provisional pole for the running Sunday of the Hungarian Grand Prix. But Hill …


Epler Attempts U-Turn Halfway Down Strip Struggling Racer Hopes To Use Ahra Event To Work Out Bugs

Jim Epler has had his ups and downs as a funny car driver since he strapped himself into one for the first time five years ago. All drivers do. But …


Hofmann: Force Cheated Last Year

Funny car driver John Force has heard the rumors that he cheats. It’s the only way, opponents say, he’s been able to be so dominant. So in explaining his stumble …


Ten Weeks After Crash At Indianapolis 500, Fox Leaves The Hospital

It was the most satisfying stroll of Stan Fox’s life. Ten weeks after a horrifying crash in the Indianapolis 500, the race car driver walked out of a rehabilitation hospital …


Triber Putting His Unique Touch On Orv Park

Nearly everything in Airways Heights will revolve around this weekend’s AHRA World Finals at Spokane Raceway Park. Next week, however, Darrell Triber hopes it will be his turn. Triber, the …


Nhra Event Wraps Up

Ron Capps, Al Hofmann and Warren Johnson won professional titles in the rain-delayed wrapup of the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Seattle International Raceway in Kent, Wash. Capps won in top …


Victory Keeps Earnhardt In The Hunt Veteran Driver Holds Off Wallace For First Money In Brickyard 400

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Rain Washes Out Brickyard Qualifying, Hurting Foyt, Carter

Rain on Friday forced cancellation of the second round of time trials for today’s Brickyard 400 NASCAR Winston Cup stock car race. Officials of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR …


Modifieds Race At Stateline

Thanks to a local racing enthusiast, the Northwest Modifieds will be racing for a bigger payday in their Saturday night race at Stateline Speedway. And thanks to those same modifieds, …


Irvan Still Out Of The Driver’s Seat And He’s Not Happy About It - Just Ask Him, If You Dare

Ernie Irvan, right, talks to Michael Waltrip before Waltrip practices for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. Photo by Associated Press


Unser Jr. Decision Upheld

The decision that deprived Al Unser Jr. of a victory and practically ended any hopes he had of repeating as IndyCar champion has been upheld, the sport’s sanctioning body, IndyCar, …


Sports People

The St. Louis Blues continue to stockpile veterans, acquiring 36-year-old defenseman Jay Wells from the New York Rangers for defenseman Doug Lidster… . Gloria Chadwick, director of the …