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July 8, 1991
CLEVELAND -- The pass was less daring but just as effective yesterday, as Michael Andretti got past Emerson Fittipaldi and went on to a victory in the Cleveland Grand Prix.Andretti, who picked up his second win in a row and third of the season, made a heart-thumping move between Fittipaldi and Rick Mears two weeks ago at Portland, Ore. He got away with it and won the race.This time, it took the second-generation Indy-car star until the 53rd of 85 laps on the 2.37-mile, 10-turn temporary road circuit to get to the front for good.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2000
I want Al Unser Jr. to win the Indianapolis 500, just so I can hear him try to thank his sponsors in Victory Lane. Unser drives the Galles ECR RacingTickets.com-Starz Encore Superpak G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone car. Whew! Seriously, it wouldn't be such a bad thing if Unser, 38, won. It has been five years since he has raced in the Indianapolis 500, and a lot of has happened in his life since then. In 1995, as the defending champ, he failed to qualify for the race. And, as it turned out, that was the least of it. Then came a five-year losing streak.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brazilian Andre Ribeiro can tell you about the first time his countryman Emerson Fittipaldi raced in the Indianapolis 500 -- 1988. He can tell you the first time Fittipaldi won the race -- 1989.And, as luck would have it, Ribeiro, the fastest rookie in the field for this year's Indianapolis 500, also can tell you the first time Fittipaldi failed to make the 500 field."It is incredible that I am in and he is out," said Ribeiro, a 29-year-old native of Sao Paulo. "My first real contact with this race was when Emerson started to compete here.
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By MILTON KENT | May 26, 1995
ABC auto racing host Paul Page said he was looking for an analogy from another sport that could compare to the shock of the failure of Roger Penske's race team to land a spot in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, and he couldn't."
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By MILTON KENT | May 26, 1995
ABC auto racing host Paul Page said he was looking for an analogy from another sport that could compare to the shock of the failure of Roger Penske's race team to land a spot in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, and he couldn't."
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August 31, 1991
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Emerson Fittipaldi out-dueled Michael Andretti to win the provisional pole for tomorrow's Vancouver Molson-Indy, splashing through a rainy opening qualifying session for a fast lap of 89.979 mph.Andretti, who won the pole last year for the inaugural Indy-car race at the downtown Pacific Place exhibition grounds, wound up the runner-up in the first of two sessions of time trials with a lap of 88.130.With the daylong rain forcing the drivers to use grooved tires, rather than racing slicks, everyone fell far short of Andretti's 1990 record of 98.540, which was set on a slightly different track configuration.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 31, 1993
INDIANAPOLIS -- At the midway point of yesterday's 77th running of the Indianapolis 500, nothing much seemed to have changed.Mario Andretti was in the lead, setting himself up for another heartbreak, and Al Unser and Al Unser Jr. were right behind.It looked like the same old story at the Brickyard.But then the story line changed. While Andretti, the Unsers and Nigel Mansell were scurrying to the front of the field, Emerson Fittipaldi and his Penske team were implementing a game plan that would work to perfection.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,The Evening Sun | May 26, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- The nearly 500,000 fans who squeeze their way inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today will see sights never seen before or, possibly, ever again.There in the front row is storied A. J. Foyt, said to be running his last 500 after 34 straight years.And there, in rows 1 through 4, are the Andrettis -- Mario, Michael, Jeff and John. No family has had four members of its clan in the 500 at the same time.In Row 8, Hiro Matsushita, the first Japanese driver to race here, can't wait to hear "Gentlemen, start your engines!"
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2000
I want Al Unser Jr. to win the Indianapolis 500, just so I can hear him try to thank his sponsors in Victory Lane. Unser drives the Galles ECR RacingTickets.com-Starz Encore Superpak G Force/Oldsmobile/Firestone car. Whew! Seriously, it wouldn't be such a bad thing if Unser, 38, won. It has been five years since he has raced in the Indianapolis 500, and a lot of has happened in his life since then. In 1995, as the defending champ, he failed to qualify for the race. And, as it turned out, that was the least of it. Then came a five-year losing streak.
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July 16, 1994
TORONTO -- Robby Gordon broke the Penske stranglehold on the Indy-car series, at least temporarily, setting a track qualifying record on the way to winning the provisional pole for tomorrow's Toronto Molson-Indy.Gordon, 25, earned his first Indy-car pole of any kind with a lap of 110.191 mph, breaking the year-old mark of 109.998 set by Emerson Fittipaldi.Nigel Mansell took the other front-row position on the tentative grid, despite hitting a tire barrier early in the 30-minute session. His fast lap, only moments before his incident, was 109.924.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brazilian Andre Ribeiro can tell you about the first time his countryman Emerson Fittipaldi raced in the Indianapolis 500 -- 1988. He can tell you the first time Fittipaldi won the race -- 1989.And, as luck would have it, Ribeiro, the fastest rookie in the field for this year's Indianapolis 500, also can tell you the first time Fittipaldi failed to make the 500 field."It is incredible that I am in and he is out," said Ribeiro, a 29-year-old native of Sao Paulo. "My first real contact with this race was when Emerson started to compete here.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 31, 1993
INDIANAPOLIS -- At the midway point of yesterday's 77th running of the Indianapolis 500, nothing much seemed to have changed.Mario Andretti was in the lead, setting himself up for another heartbreak, and Al Unser and Al Unser Jr. were right behind.It looked like the same old story at the Brickyard.But then the story line changed. While Andretti, the Unsers and Nigel Mansell were scurrying to the front of the field, Emerson Fittipaldi and his Penske team were implementing a game plan that would work to perfection.
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August 31, 1991
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Emerson Fittipaldi out-dueled Michael Andretti to win the provisional pole for tomorrow's Vancouver Molson-Indy, splashing through a rainy opening qualifying session for a fast lap of 89.979 mph.Andretti, who won the pole last year for the inaugural Indy-car race at the downtown Pacific Place exhibition grounds, wound up the runner-up in the first of two sessions of time trials with a lap of 88.130.With the daylong rain forcing the drivers to use grooved tires, rather than racing slicks, everyone fell far short of Andretti's 1990 record of 98.540, which was set on a slightly different track configuration.
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July 8, 1991
CLEVELAND -- The pass was less daring but just as effective yesterday, as Michael Andretti got past Emerson Fittipaldi and went on to a victory in the Cleveland Grand Prix.Andretti, who picked up his second win in a row and third of the season, made a heart-thumping move between Fittipaldi and Rick Mears two weeks ago at Portland, Ore. He got away with it and won the race.This time, it took the second-generation Indy-car star until the 53rd of 85 laps on the 2.37-mile, 10-turn temporary road circuit to get to the front for good.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,The Evening Sun | May 26, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- The nearly 500,000 fans who squeeze their way inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today will see sights never seen before or, possibly, ever again.There in the front row is storied A. J. Foyt, said to be running his last 500 after 34 straight years.And there, in rows 1 through 4, are the Andrettis -- Mario, Michael, Jeff and John. No family has had four members of its clan in the 500 at the same time.In Row 8, Hiro Matsushita, the first Japanese driver to race here, can't wait to hear "Gentlemen, start your engines!"
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By Sandra McKee | May 14, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul Tracy, driving a powerful Penske/Mercedes Benz V8, crashed during afternoon practice yesterday and was admitted to Methodist Hospital.Tracy sustained a concussion, a bruise to his left foot and a sore neck during practice for the 78th Indianapolis 500.Dr. Tom Leipzig, a neurosurgeon, said Tracy is in good condition. He will be examined today to determine if he can take part in Pole Day qualifying, which begins at noon EDT.Before the crash, the Penske cars of Tracy, Emerson Fittipaldi and Al Unser Jr. were favored to battle for the pole and sweep the front row.The back end of Tracy's car, whose best run yesterday was 228.698 mph, broke loose coming out of the third turn.
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