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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | April 15, 1993
The whine of the Indy car is about to be enhanced by a stock car engine's roar.The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of the Indianapolis 500, will hold its first Winston Cup stock car race Aug. 6, 1994.Speedway president Tony George and NASCAR president Bill France Jr. made the joint announcement yesterday at the famed 2.5-mile track.It will be the first auto race at the speedway other than the Indianapolis 500 since September 1916.During the past five years, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing has pushed its premier series north to New York and New Hampshire and west to Phoenix and Sonoma, Calif.
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By Tania Ganguli | July 21, 2010
Certain races mean more than others, and tradition tells us this weekend's Brickyard 400 is one of those. Location is mostly the reason. Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its yard of bricks at the start-finish line and milk-stained victory lane is why the Brickyard 400 matters at all. To drivers who hail from Indiana — Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, to some extent — it means the closest thing to a hometown race. To a guy like team owner Chip Ganassi, who won this year's Indy 500 with Dario Franchitti, Indianapolis means a chance to pull an unprecedented triple.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The memories keep coming while the mind is numbed by the losses.Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, Clifford Allison and now, Neil Bonnett.All dead.Kulwicki and Davey Allison were killed in aviation accidents last season, Clifford Allison during a practice lap at Michigan International Raceway, August 1992.And Bonnett, killed Friday afternoon while practicing for next Sunday's Daytona 500.Bonnett's funeral will be held today in Hueytown, Ala.A memorial service was held here last night, at the Central Baptist Church, and when it was over, there was a greater sense of peace.
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May 5, 1991
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Rusty Wallace fought off a succession of challenges yesterday to win the second round of the 1991 International Race of Champions series.Wallace earned his second IROC victory by holding off fellow NASCAR star Bill Elliott on the last lap around the 2.66-mile, high-banked Talladega Superspeedway oval.The 38-lap, 101.08-mile event was interrupted by rain after only three laps, but was finished with the sun breaking through heavy clouds.Geoff Bodine and Elliott tangled on the backstretch after three laps of green flag racing.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is "intimidating."That was the opinion of veteran Winston Cup stock car drivers yesterday when they came back from their first meaningful run here."
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By Stanley C. Dillon | August 30, 1992
Marion Hare, of Millers, always was fascinated by drag racing. Three years ago, he was making plans for an addition to his house. Instead, he purchased a race car."My wife wasn't too happy," recalled Hare. "Now she likes it a lot better than me."Hare and his wife have been racing every week at the 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia. In fact, Hare has become so involved with racing he hasn't had any weekends to build that addition.His interest in drag racing came early in life. But he was side-tracked when he became involved in dirt track racing about 12 years ago. He owned a street stock car, with Ernie Jones of Westminster as his driver.
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By Mike Miller, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
Jeff Oleen's racing career began 12 years ago with an old, ramshackle go kart his father bought for him to restore. And for much of his youth, racing was just a hobby for Oleen. Spending Saturdays at the track meant a chance to bond with his father. The Bethesda native quickly demonstrated an innate ability, winning five consecutive go kart championships between ages 12 and 16 at Sandy Hook Speedway in Street, Md. Kart racing led to formula racing and then to stock car racing.
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By Milton Kent | July 3, 1998
The postponement of tomorrow's Pepsi 400 NASCAR race leaves CBS with not only an immediate programming hole to fill, namely the 8-11 p.m. Saturday night block, but also a major decision and a philosophical question to answer down the road.The new Pepsi 400 date of Oct. 17 falls in the middle of the new fall entertainment schedule, is smack dab in the midst of the college football season and is the scheduled day for Game 1 of the World Series, an event that will draw a goodly number of male viewers who might tune into the race.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 17, 1995
Ward Burton is a simple man who loves simple things.He prefers the woods to big cities, and he'd rather be home with his wife, Tabitha, and his two children, Sarah, 8, and Jeb, 3, than running all around the country.But he is also a Winston Cup stock car driver. If not for that, he probably would spend all his time on the 1,100-acre farm he is buying near South Boston, Va."It's all a matter of balance," Burton said. "I have my forestry and wildlife projects and I have my racing. Right now, racing comes first."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
DOVER, Del. -- Dover Downs International Speedway sits back from Route 13. It is nestled among strip malls and restaurants and its sign can get lost among the many that line the highway. And so A. J. Foyt drove right past the entrance when he arrived here to begin preparing his two race cars for tomorrow's Pep Boys 400, which marks the halfway point in the Indy Racing League's season."The last time I was here, this track was way out of town, in the country," Foyt said, laughing in the heat yesterday.
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