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Nascar Drivers Observe

Jeff Gordon spent the day in school, learning whatever he could about the new concrete surface at Dover Downs International Speedway. His classroom was the top of his team trailer …


Little Settles For Ninth

Mike McLaughlin of Waterloo, N.Y., found Victory Lane on the Busch Grand National circuit, winning the GM Goodwrench-Delco Battery 200 at Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway. Spokane’s Chad Little finished …


Fox’s Status Upgraded

Stan Fox has regained consciousness and can follow a few commands after being in a coma the past five days with injuries sustained in a crash at last Sunday’s Indianapolis …


Features Saved Fox

Stan Fox, still unconscious with a brain injury from a crash in last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, probably wouldn’t have survived at all without the protection his race car gave him …


Fox’s Status Unclear

A neurosurgeon said it may take several more days to determine the extent of the brain injury to race driver Stan Fox, who has not regained consciousness since a first-lap …


Montana Couple Has Life On Track Literally

Whether Ray and Mary Jacoby stood among the pine trees on their land at Trout Creek, Mont., and heard a soft voice saying, “If you build it, they will come,” …


Nascar Dictates Change

Ford Thunderbirds will have a taller rear spoiler beginning at this week’s NASCAR Winston Cup race at Dover Downs International Speedway. NASCAR announced that it has sent a notice to …


Sports People

Driver Stan Fox, injured in a first-lap crash in the Indianapolis 500, is still unconscious and in critical condition… . Mike Edles, who coached the Boise State women’s …


Formula I May Lure Villeneuve After Indy Win

The Indianapolis 500 will bring its standard fare of fame and fortune to its champion Jacques Villeneuve, but it also will bring even more offers to lure the 24-year-old Canadian …


Fox Condition Critical, But No Other Injuries Found In Brain Scan

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Fate Finally Levels Pruett

What goes around comes around, especially on the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just ask Scott Pruett and Jimmy Vasser. Each had a turn leading the race near the …


Driver Stretches Lead

World champion Michael Schumacher’s pit-lane strategy paved the way for his second straight easy victory at the Monaco Grand Prix and increased his lead in the 1995 driver’s standings. Schumacher’s …


‘Other’ Labonte Wins

Bobby Labonte served notice that the current youth movement in stock car racing’s top series doesn’t begin and end with Jeff Gordon. Labonte capitalized on late-race engine problems by Ken …


Black Flag Leaves Goodyear Blue Punishment For Overtaking Pace Car Decisive Factor In Outcome Of Race

1. Goodyear 2. Indy 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve exults after the checkered flag waves for him. Photo by Associated Press


Thrills Of Race Left Little Time To Miss Penske

See, they can too put on a great race here without Team Penske. The 79th Indianapolis 500 Sunday was, in fact, one for the books. It had just about everything …


Villeneuve Wins Indy On A Pass Rules Violation, Penalty Cost Goodyear Dearly

Jacques Villeneuve is up in arms after rallying from 24th place to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Final Results Indianapolis 500

Official results Sunday of the Indianapolis 500, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown or country, car number, chassis-engine, laps completed, speed or reason out, where known (r-rookie): 1. (5) …


Little Leaves Green With Envy Spokane Driver Blitzes Points Leader Benson With Close Victory In Red Dog

Chad Little and wife, Donna, celebrate fourth victory this year. Photo by Associated Press


Supporting Cast Heads Indy Only Three Former Winners In Field For Today’s Indianapolis 500

The sights and sounds will be the same. About 400,000 people will be wedged into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, as usual.


Looks Like The Year Michael Andretti Finally Takes Indy

I don’t want to say there’s a bunch of losers in this year’s Indy 500 field. I don’t want to say there are a bunch of people who can’t win.


Winston Cup Taps Talent From Indy

The Indianapolis 500 has long enjoyed a reputation as the greatest spectacle in motorsports, reducing the Coca-Cola 600 stock car race to Memorial Day weekend also-ran status. So how come …


Abc Sticks To Live Coverage

ABC, which has been telecasting the Indianapolis 500 auto race for 31 years, has turned that spectacle into a live spectacular the last decade. Before 1986, the network presented an …


Cutting The Mustard At Indy

I see by the ambulances lined up there in Turn 2 of the Old Brickyard, it is time once again for the Indianapolis 500, an American institution, as is, I …


It’s Full Speed Ahead For Indy Pioneer

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Demolition Derby Takes Center Stage At Stateline

At this weekend’s two traditional big races - the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte - pit crews will do their best to keep their cars intact. …


Gordon Captures Pole

Jeff Gordon continued to treat Charlotte Motor Speedway as his private playground by winning the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 in record fashion. Gordon grabbed the top starting spot for …


Even If He Wins Indy 500, Luyendyk Stands To Lose

Win or lose Sunday at the Indianapolis 500, Luyendyk is out of work Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Mclaren Drops Mansell

The career of former Formula One driving champion Nigel Mansell, which took a drastic downturn last year, reached an even lower point when he was fired by McLaren. Less than …


‘Who He?’ Brayton In Spotlight

Ask the casual race fan to tell you something about Scott Brayton, and the most you could expect to hear is that he is an Indy-car driver. Brayton isn’t exactly …


Sports People

Olga Appel, Elain Van Blunk and Spokane’s Kim Jones have been named to the U.S. marathon team for this summer’s World Championships in Sweden… . . Kristin Folkl, …