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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rogers Memorial Draws Strong Field

Dave Rogers died four years ago, but the memory of one of the area’s biggest drag racing fans lives on, especially this Sunday. That’s when Great Northern Warehouse and Transfer …


Nascar Fines Drivers After Temper Tantrums At Mbna 500 In Dover

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Gordon Takes Over Winston Cup Lead With Latest Victory

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Lajoie Wins Mbna 200

Randy LaJoie cut deeply into David Green’s lead in the Busch Grand National series with a convincing victory in the MBNA 200 at Dover Downs International Speedway in Dover, Del. …


History Says Labonte Has Inside Track

Even though Terry Labonte is clinging to the slimmest of leads in the Winston Cup point race, history shows the odds are good that he will win his second championship. …


Sports People

Spokane’s Chad Little qualified 12th behind record-setting polesitter Ricky Craven for today’s MBNA 200 at Dover Downs International Speedway… . Sandy Barbour was named Tulane A.D., becoming the …


Little Finishes Third As Wallace Rallies In Platinum 250

Chad Little of Spokane ran third in Sunday’s Autolite Platinum 250 at Richmond, Va., collecting $12,000. But Kenny Wallace clearly had the strongest car, and he proved it by erasing …


Mama Has Three Teenagers And A Lead Foot Geraldine Newman Holds Her Own Racing Street Stocks In New York

Geraldine Newman isn’t exactly sure when she started racing, doesn’t know how many races she’s won, and doesn’t care. She just loves driving that stock car of hers - that …


Irvan Posts Victory

Ernie Irvan added to his remarkable comeback, sneaking inside Johnny Benson on the inside of the first turn with 19 laps to go and went on to win the Miller …


Rain Delays Busch Race

NASCAR and track officials still plan to hold the Miller 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., today after drivers get only one chance to earn a spot in …


Waltrip Gains Pole

Michael Waltrip won the pole position for tonight’s Platinum 250 Busch Grand National race at Richmond International Raceway with a lap of 120.44 mph. Bobby Labonte earned the spot alongside …


Drivers Pursue First Championships

Five months of drivers chasing each other around the ovals and down the drag strip begin to wind down Saturday in the season’s first local season championships. The Spokane Pro …


Force Wraps Up Sixth

John Force clinched his sixth NHRA Winston Funny Car championship, beating Al Hofmann with a quarter-mile run of 5.139 seconds at 301 mph in the U.S. Nationals drag races. The …


Gordon Triumphs

Jeff Gordon added his name to a short list of those who have the humbled “The Lady in Black, ” as Darlington (S.C.) is called. Gordon became only the second …


Johnson Dies In Crash After Hitting 300 Mph In Qualifying

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Miscellany

Nolan Henke’s 5-under-par 66 put him two shots ahead of the field after two rounds of the Greater Milwaukee Open. Tiger Woods’ 69 put him three strokes above the cut …


Andretti Ready

Beginning next year, veteran racer John Andretti will slide in behind the wheel of Cale Yarborough’s RCA Ford Thunderbirds. “John and I have a three-year agreement,” Yarborough announced. “We now …


Schultz Would Like To End Season With Tour Victory

The goal of winning his first NASCAR Northwest Tour championship went out the window a couple of months ago for Spokane’s Rick Schultz. Now Schultz will settle for simply winning …


Makinen Wins Auto Rally

World auto rally championship leader Tommi Makinen of Finland won the “1000 Lakes Rally,” increasing his lead in the drivers standings with only three events to go. Four-time world champion …


Adjustment Helps Hornaday

After fixing a handling problem before the race, Ron Hornaday Jr. won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Parts America 150 race at Watkins Glen International. Hornaday, who’d won the pole …


Wallace Wins Goody’s 500

Rusty Wallace lived up to his reputation as a shorttrack ace, dominating the Goody’s Headache Powders 500 on the half-mile oval at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Wallace, who …


Sports People

Bobby Dye, who won more Big Sky Conference basketball games than any other coach, has been named head coach and general manager of operations for the new Continental Basketball Association …


Clinton Has Racers Smoking Nascar Officials Defend Sponsor As President Attacks Tobacco Advertising

If President Clinton’s planned crackdown on tobacco advertising at sporting events comes to pass, Winston could disappear from the NASCAR picture. Photo by Associated Press


Hoerner Keeps Big Lead As Pro Gas Winds Down

Pro and Modified Gas racers hope to have a big crowd of special guests on hand to cheer their efforts Saturday night at Spokane Raceway Park. The Pro and Mod …


Jarrett Wins Goodwrench 400

More celebration for Dale Jarrett. More frustration for Mark Martin. Jarrett, enjoying the best season of his career, won the GM Goodwrench 400 in Brooklyn, Mich., his fourth victory of …


Purvis Gets Grand National Win

Jeff Purvis, realizing he was being outrun, conserved his fuel in the Detroit Gasket 200, and came away with the second NASCAR Busch Grand National victory of his career at …


Burton Gets Pole

Jeff Burton won the first pole of his NASCAR Winston Cup career at Brooklyn, Mich. Burton edged Bobby Labonte and Mark Martin for the inside starting spot in Sunday’s GM …


Mees Died In Accidental Drowning

ESPN sportscaster Tom Mees died in a drowning accident, the state medical examiner ruled Thursday. No other factors were listed on the death certificate, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s …


Ochs Hopes To Maintain 48-Point Lead

The Northwest Modified Racing Series begins its race down the home stretch this Saturday night at Stateline Speedway and a familiar horse is in the lead. With four races to …


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