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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 …


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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 …


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. …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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, …


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, …


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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 …


Shumacher Tops Rival Hill

One lap. That’s how long Damon Hill’s much-touted challenge lasted at the German Grand Prix, where history was made by Michael Schumacher. Schumacher’s victory in a BenettonRenault not only was …


Pruett Earns First Victory

Scott Pruett refused to be intimidated by two-time series champion Al Unser Jr., losing the lead at the start of the last lap and coming back to beat Unser by …


Earnhardt Wins Ninth Iroc Title

Dale Earnhardt sat in a hospitality suite and watched Al Unser Jr. help him win a second International Race of Champions title. Earnhardt, a seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion, was …


Little A Winner Despite Crash

Spokane’s Chad Little came back from an early race accident to score his sixth NASCAR Busch Grand National Series victory of the year in Saturday’s Ford Credit 300 at South …


Swift Needs Reversal Of Racing Fortune

This chasing the Wolfe thing is getting old for Billy Swift. The Wolfe that stays ahead of Newman Lake’s Swift is not the four-legged, furry, endangered species kind, but rather …


Gordon Knows Earnhardt Lurking

Dale Earnhardt is having a frustrating season. Photo by Associated Press


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Scott Brayton is alert and talking after spinning during testing for next week’s Brickyard 400 stock car race in Indianapolis, Ind. He crashed his Ford Thunderbird into the Indianapolis Motor …