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Coulthard Takes Pole

Scotsman David Coulthard outraced team leader Damon Hill, clinching the pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril, Portugal, in an impressive 1-2 finish for Williams-Renault’s revamped racers. After …


Unser Awarded Victory

Al Unser Jr., deprived of a victory at Portland when his car was ruled to be in technical violation of road-clearance requirements, had the win returned to him by an …


Ochs Sets Sights On Modified Crown

In Driver’s Education, you’re constantly schooled to check your mirrors at regular intervals. Pardon Greg Ochs if he’s not paying attention to who’s in his mirror on Saturday night. The …


Indycar Boycott Possible

IndyCar Series team owners are preparing for a meeting that could approve a united boycott of next year’s Indianapolis 500, along with a competing event, to protest the revised qualifying …


Sports People

Spurs center David Robinson has gone home to recover after spending the night in a San Antonio hospital with stomach trouble. … Dave Magee of the United States captured the …


Kalitta Wins Keystone Nationals

Scott Kalitta won his fourth Top Fuel title of the year, beating Larry Dixon in the final of the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Mohnton, Pa., with a quarter-mile run of …


Gordon Controls Winston Young Points Leader Holds Lead For 80 Percent Of The Race

Jeff Gordon is starting to feel real comfortable in the winner’s circle. Photo by Associated Press


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Irvan Ready To Race Again

NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan, once given only a 10 percent chance to survive injuries from a crash, has received medical clearance to race again. NASCAR spokesman Kevin Triplett confirmed at …


Sports People

Spokane’s Chad Little will run in the 27th position at the MBNA 500 at Dover, Del., today… . Julio Cesar Chavez will defend his WBC super lightweight title …


Muscle Cars Set To Take Center Stage

Muscle cars always had a place in Dave Rogers’ heart. So it’s appropriate that a tribute to the former radio personality and race announcer who died suddenly in July of …


Sports People

In international competition at Salgotarjan, Hungary, Daniela Bartova of the Czech Republic broke her women’s pole vault record, leaping 13 feet, 10 inches, besting her previous mark of 13-9-3/4. . …


Villenueve Cashes In

Jacques Villeneuve wrapped up the IndyCar PPG Cup championship with a problem-filled ride in the Bank of America 300, a race that saw rookie Gil de Ferran close the season …


Quick Stop Keys Wallace Victory

Rusty Wallace used a lightning-fast pit stop with 104 laps to go and a precise weave through slower traffic to win the Miller Genuine Draft 400 by 5.6 seconds over …


Elliott Has Become A Big Jeff Gordon Fan

Some expect Jeff Gordon to choke on his inexperience and lose the Winston Cup championship despite his big lead with eight races to go. Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup …


Sports People

Abraham Olano of Spain won the 25-mile individual time trial through Salamanca, Spain, in the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain, and Laurent Jalabert of France held to the …


Jarrett Wins With A Burst

Dale Jarrett overtook Mark Martin on the 249th lap and withstood one last challenge to win the Autolite Platinum 250 Busch Grand National at Richmond International Raceway at Richmond, Va. …


Sports People

David Davallilo singled to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run from third as the Boise Hawks beat Bellingham 3-2 to …


Prost Considers Return

Four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost is considering a comeback. He believes Formula One needs him. The French driver, who retired last year with a career-record 51 Grand Prix victories, …


Hoerner Moves In On Season Crown

To some, Saturday night’s final appearance of the Spokane Pro Gas Association at Spokane Raceway Park is just another drag race. It means a lot more for Rod Hoerner. Riding …


Rookie Takes Nationals

Larry Dixon beat Bob Vandergriff Jr. in the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals to become the first rookie Top Fuel winner since Gary Beck in 1972. Dixon covered a quarter mile at …


Hoffman Claims Big Bud

Al Hofmann earned the largest single-day purse in NHRA history, winning $100,000 in the Big Bud Shootout special event for Funny Cars during the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. …


Little Suffers Major Setback

Mark Martin rallied to win the Gatorade 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race at Darlington Raceway. Meanwhile, the series points battle took a major turn when contender Chad …


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 …