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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | October 6, 1996
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Jeff Gordon Express is set to check out of the Charlotte Motor Speedway "station" today at 1: 10 p.m.Forty-two other NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers will be trying to derail the run in the UAW-GM Quality 500.With Gordon as the engineer and crew chief Ray Evernham serving as the conductor/fireman, the Hendrick Motorsports team's Chevrolet has been running as smooth and fast as a bullet train the past six weeks.Gordon, 25, has won three Winston Cup races in a row and four of the past five.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 18, 1997
DEARBORN, Mich. -- In moves that reflect a broad slowdown in car demand and consumer tastes, Ford Motor Co. yesterday said it will halt production for one week of the best-selling Taurus and sister car Mercury Sable, and stop making four other models.The company said it will eliminate the Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar, and take a $150 million second-quarter charge to close the assembly lines that make the cars at its Lorain, Ohio plant. The moves will eliminate up to 2,500 jobs, including 1,800 at the 40-year-old plant and as many as 700 at plants that supply parts for the cars.
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August 12, 1991
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Longtime stock car racer John Delphus "J.D." McDuffie was killed yesterday when his car became airborne and smashed into a tire wall and guardrail five laps into the Budweiser at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup race.It appeared in television replays that McDuffie's left front tire came off, triggering a 160-mph slide off the Watkins Glen International track at the end of the long straightaway -- the fastest part of the 2.428-mile, seven-turn road course.His car skidded through the grassy area in turn five, cutting little speed, if any. The Pontiac flipped into the air and the driver's side slammed into the tire wall and adjoining guardrail before coming to rest on its roof.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | March 15, 1997
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co., in its aggressive plan to cut $1 billion from operating costs this year, is poised Monday to announce it will kill the Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar and Ford Aerostar van earlier than expected.The announcement means that thousands of United Auto Workers union members at the Ford assembly plant in Lorain, Ohio, would lose their jobs.Ford spokesman Bert Serre declined to comment, saying it is the company's policy to inform workers first of strategic changes that affect them.
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By Joseph Siano and Joseph Siano,New York Times News Service | August 6, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- One down, one to go. Dale Earnhardt, who has struggled for nearly two decades without success to win one of stock car racing's oldest classics, the Daytona 500, needed only two attempts to win its newest classic, the Brickyard 400.Earnhardt, in a Chevy Monte Carlo, took the lead after his last pit stop with 28 laps to go yesterday and held off Rusty Wallace, who was second, and a fast-closing Dale Jarrett, each in a Ford Thunderbird, to...
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By Lori Van Lonkhuysen and Lori Van Lonkhuysen,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1994
LONG POND, Pa. -- With 10 victories and a close second-place finish in the Winston Cup point race last season, Rusty Wallace had one of those years people insist can't be duplicated.However, Wallace isn't one of those doubters.He has finished in the top five in five of his past six Winston Cup races, including a win at last week's Budweiser 500 at Dover, Del. And he cruised to a track-record qualifying speed of 164.558 mph to seize the pole for today's UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono International Raceway.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 22, 1996
LONG POND, Pa. -- Rusty Wallace got a break when a yellow flag was forced late in yesterday's Miller 500, and he turned the chance into victory at Pocono Raceway.Until the caution period was ordered by NASCAR Winston Cup officials because of debris in Turn 2 at the 2.5-mile track, fellow Ford driver Mark Martin had led 121 of the 160 laps. Martin's crew had a problem with an air wrench while changing a tire as all the front-runners pitted, and he wasn't ahead again.Ford's Ricky Rudd held the lead when the restart came on Lap 166, but Wallace dived into first going through the treacherous Tunnel Turn on Lap 171 and led the rest of the way in the 200-lap race.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 27, 1995
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Sterling Marlin, previously a winner in only the Daytona 500, evaded a record rash of wrecks at Darlington Raceway and passed Dale Earnhardt for the lead 12 laps from the finish yesterday to triumph in a wild TranSouth 400.Crashes and spins forced 15 yellow flags in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, the most ever at the 1.366-mile track dating to 1950. By unofficial count, 29 of the 42 drivers were involved in the incidents that led to 87 of the event's 293 laps being run under caution.
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October 7, 1991
CONCORD, N.C. -- Geoff Bodine raced to the finish line on fumes and knocked off Davey Allison in the process to take his first NASCAR victory of 1991.Bodine gained first place when Allison came in for gas on lap 317. Though Allison's stop barely reached 4 seconds, it helped Bodine open a 21-second edge that Allison couldn't close.1. (6) Geoff Bodine, Ford Thunderbird, 334 laps, $92,200, 138.980 mph. 2. (2) Davey Allison, Ford Thunderbird, 334, $69,350. 3. (3) Alan Kulwicki, Ford Thunderbird, 333, $47,250.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 1, 1993
PHOENIX -- Rusty Wallace said yesterday that he was "going to have to take chances . . . race like there is no tomorrow" if friendly rival Dale Earnhardt was to be overtaken for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.Wallace and his Penske South team took one chance too many yesterday in the Slick 50 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, and it cost them considerably.A gamble on lowering tire pressure led to a flat that in turn created a sway-bar problem on Wallace's Pontiac.After leading for one lap and running in the top five for much of the race, he lost two laps and finished 19th to Earnhardt's fourth.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
A Cockeysville man shot his former live-in fiancee in the head, then fatally shot himself yesterday in the parking lot of a Hunt Valley business, police said.At 7:58 a.m. Robert Francis Kane, 54, shot Christine Ann Dillon, 44, in the parking lot of Procter & Gamble Co. at Wight Avenue and Pepper Road, near York Road in Hunt Valley.The two had had a 15-year relationship that Dillon told police was marked by violence, and they had lived together in an apartment complex in Cockeysville until November when Dillon left to stay with relatives, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | October 6, 1996
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Jeff Gordon Express is set to check out of the Charlotte Motor Speedway "station" today at 1: 10 p.m.Forty-two other NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers will be trying to derail the run in the UAW-GM Quality 500.With Gordon as the engineer and crew chief Ray Evernham serving as the conductor/fireman, the Hendrick Motorsports team's Chevrolet has been running as smooth and fast as a bullet train the past six weeks.Gordon, 25, has won three Winston Cup races in a row and four of the past five.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 22, 1996
LONG POND, Pa. -- Rusty Wallace got a break when a yellow flag was forced late in yesterday's Miller 500, and he turned the chance into victory at Pocono Raceway.Until the caution period was ordered by NASCAR Winston Cup officials because of debris in Turn 2 at the 2.5-mile track, fellow Ford driver Mark Martin had led 121 of the 160 laps. Martin's crew had a problem with an air wrench while changing a tire as all the front-runners pitted, and he wasn't ahead again.Ford's Ricky Rudd held the lead when the restart came on Lap 166, but Wallace dived into first going through the treacherous Tunnel Turn on Lap 171 and led the rest of the way in the 200-lap race.
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July 16, 1996
Woman forced to take cash from an ATMA Severn woman was abducted at knifepoint in her home Friday and forced to withdraw money from an automated teller machine, county police said.The victim, 36, of the 8200 block of Severn Orchard Circle told police she was awakened about 3: 30 a.m. by a man who entered her home through an open side window and picked up a knife from the kitchen.The man demanded money and the woman complied. Then the man ordered her to drive him to the Bank of Glen Burnie in the 800 block of Reece Road, where he forced her to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
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By Joseph Siano and Joseph Siano,New York Times News Service | August 6, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- One down, one to go. Dale Earnhardt, who has struggled for nearly two decades without success to win one of stock car racing's oldest classics, the Daytona 500, needed only two attempts to win its newest classic, the Brickyard 400.Earnhardt, in a Chevy Monte Carlo, took the lead after his last pit stop with 28 laps to go yesterday and held off Rusty Wallace, who was second, and a fast-closing Dale Jarrett, each in a Ford Thunderbird, to...
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 27, 1995
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Sterling Marlin, previously a winner in only the Daytona 500, evaded a record rash of wrecks at Darlington Raceway and passed Dale Earnhardt for the lead 12 laps from the finish yesterday to triumph in a wild TranSouth 400.Crashes and spins forced 15 yellow flags in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, the most ever at the 1.366-mile track dating to 1950. By unofficial count, 29 of the 42 drivers were involved in the incidents that led to 87 of the event's 293 laps being run under caution.
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April 6, 1992
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Alan Kulwicki regained the lead with 26 laps left and held on to win the Food City 500 NASCAR race yesterday by 78-hundredths of a second over Dale Jarrett.The big story going into the race was Bill Elliott's bid to win his fifth straight race, which would have tied a modern-era NASCAR record. But Elliott crashed on the 31st lap and again on lap 250 and was never a factor. He finished 20th.Kulwicki started from the pole after setting a track record of 122.474 mph in qualifying on Friday.
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July 16, 1996
Woman forced to take cash from an ATMA Severn woman was abducted at knifepoint in her home Friday and forced to withdraw money from an automated teller machine, county police said.The victim, 36, of the 8200 block of Severn Orchard Circle told police she was awakened about 3: 30 a.m. by a man who entered her home through an open side window and picked up a knife from the kitchen.The man demanded money and the woman complied. Then the man ordered her to drive him to the Bank of Glen Burnie in the 800 block of Reece Road, where he forced her to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
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By Lori Van Lonkhuysen and Lori Van Lonkhuysen,Sun Staff Writer | June 12, 1994
LONG POND, Pa. -- With 10 victories and a close second-place finish in the Winston Cup point race last season, Rusty Wallace had one of those years people insist can't be duplicated.However, Wallace isn't one of those doubters.He has finished in the top five in five of his past six Winston Cup races, including a win at last week's Budweiser 500 at Dover, Del. And he cruised to a track-record qualifying speed of 164.558 mph to seize the pole for today's UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono International Raceway.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 1, 1993
PHOENIX -- Rusty Wallace said yesterday that he was "going to have to take chances . . . race like there is no tomorrow" if friendly rival Dale Earnhardt was to be overtaken for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.Wallace and his Penske South team took one chance too many yesterday in the Slick 50 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, and it cost them considerably.A gamble on lowering tire pressure led to a flat that in turn created a sway-bar problem on Wallace's Pontiac.After leading for one lap and running in the top five for much of the race, he lost two laps and finished 19th to Earnhardt's fourth.
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