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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 27, 2000
Need to regain your short-track edge and reach a Winston Cup milestone? For Rusty Wallace, there's no better place than Bristol, Tenn. "I really put a big bull's-eye on this place, it's one of my favorites," said Wallace, who defended his Food City 500 title yesterday and became only the 10th driver in NASCAR with at least 50 victories. "I worked hard to get this one and pointed here." And Wallace won't make the same mistake he did a year ago. He left here thinking he would win "five or six more times."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2002
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ward Burton is a country boy, born and raised in the Virginia hills around South Boston. He speaks softly with a slow drawl. You might not think of him as a calculating master of Zen. But yesterday, while everything and everybody around him seemed to be spinning out of control on Daytona International Speedway's high banks, Burton used self-discipline and insight to avoid every disaster that came near him to win the 44th Daytona 500....
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2000
DOVER, Del. - At this point a year ago, Winston Cup driver Jeff Burton knew whom he had to beat if he wanted to win the Winston Cup championship. Everyone knew. But now? Burton looks around the garage area at Dover Downs International Speedway, where the MBNA Platinum 400 will be run today, and can't point anywhere. It's hard to hit a moving target. "It's like you're racing the whole world," he said. "I'm racing everybody now. The sport has just gotten so much harder." Twelve races into this season, the Winston Cup series has had 11 different winners go to Victory Lane.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 19, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Racing at speeds approaching 180 mph, Bobby Labonte experienced major technical difficulties at Daytona International Speedway. "The 20 car landed on my windshield," he said. Yesterday's Daytona 500 history took an ugly turn on Lap 176, where the ride got bumpy for 19 drivers on the backstretch coming off Turn 2. The incident wiped out nearly half the field. The unavoidable domino effect provided the most visually graphic moment of the race: Tony Stewart's No. 20 Pontiac catching on fire and flipping three times before plopping on top of the Pontiac of teammate Bobby Labonte.
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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 ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 19, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Racing at speeds approaching 180 mph, Bobby Labonte experienced major technical difficulties at Daytona International Speedway. "The 20 car landed on my windshield," he said. Yesterday's Daytona 500 history took an ugly turn on Lap 176, where the ride got bumpy for 19 drivers on the backstretch coming off Turn 2. The incident wiped out nearly half the field. The unavoidable domino effect provided the most visually graphic moment of the race: Tony Stewart's No. 20 Pontiac catching on fire and flipping three times before plopping on top of the Pontiac of teammate Bobby Labonte.
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October 6, 1991
CONCORD, N.C. -- Harry Gant took advantage of a gamble by Ward Burton and his race team yesterday in earning his seventh NASCAR victory in his past eight outings, taking the All-Pro Auto Parts 300.Gant's string of Winston Cup victories was broken at four last weekend at North Wilkesboro. He ran his Grand National string to three by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the first event of a two-race weekend. Gant, 51, also won a qualifying race Friday to make the field for yesterday's event.
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March 1, 1992
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Ward Burton raced past Davey Allison 22 laps from the end and pulled away to win yesterday's crash-filled Goodwrench 200, the first Busch Grand National victory for the South Boston, Va., driver in 54 tries.The 197-lap race at North Carolina Motor speedway was interrupted a record 13 times, for 66 laps, by caution flags, most of them brought out by spins and crashes. However, no injuries were reported.The longest stretch of green-flag racing all day was the last 25 laps, giving Burton a chance to drive his Buick Regal to the front and away from the competition.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2002
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ward Burton is a country boy, born and raised in the Virginia hills around South Boston. He speaks softly with a slow drawl. You might not think of him as a calculating master of Zen. But yesterday, while everything and everybody around him seemed to be spinning out of control on Daytona International Speedway's high banks, Burton used self-discipline and insight to avoid every disaster that came near him to win the 44th Daytona 500....
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October 10, 2003
Moves Auto racing DALE EARNHARDT INC. (NASCAR): Reached five-year deal with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to continue as driver. HAAS CNC RACING (NASCAR): Named Ward Burton driver for No. 0 Pontiac. Baseball ATHLETICS: Designated P John Halama and C Mark Johnson for assignment. Claimed IF Marco Scutaro and OF Matt Watson off waivers from Mets. RANGERS: Granted unconditional release to P Tony Mounce. REDS: Activated P Luke Prokopec from 60-day DL; placed him on 40-man roster. Announced that P Mark Watson chose free agency.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2000
DOVER, Del. - At this point a year ago, Winston Cup driver Jeff Burton knew whom he had to beat if he wanted to win the Winston Cup championship. Everyone knew. But now? Burton looks around the garage area at Dover Downs International Speedway, where the MBNA Platinum 400 will be run today, and can't point anywhere. It's hard to hit a moving target. "It's like you're racing the whole world," he said. "I'm racing everybody now. The sport has just gotten so much harder." Twelve races into this season, the Winston Cup series has had 11 different winners go to Victory Lane.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 27, 2000
Need to regain your short-track edge and reach a Winston Cup milestone? For Rusty Wallace, there's no better place than Bristol, Tenn. "I really put a big bull's-eye on this place, it's one of my favorites," said Wallace, who defended his Food City 500 title yesterday and became only the 10th driver in NASCAR with at least 50 victories. "I worked hard to get this one and pointed here." And Wallace won't make the same mistake he did a year ago. He left here thinking he would win "five or six more times."
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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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March 1, 1992
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Ward Burton raced past Davey Allison 22 laps from the end and pulled away to win yesterday's crash-filled Goodwrench 200, the first Busch Grand National victory for the South Boston, Va., driver in 54 tries.The 197-lap race at North Carolina Motor speedway was interrupted a record 13 times, for 66 laps, by caution flags, most of them brought out by spins and crashes. However, no injuries were reported.The longest stretch of green-flag racing all day was the last 25 laps, giving Burton a chance to drive his Buick Regal to the front and away from the competition.
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October 6, 1991
CONCORD, N.C. -- Harry Gant took advantage of a gamble by Ward Burton and his race team yesterday in earning his seventh NASCAR victory in his past eight outings, taking the All-Pro Auto Parts 300.Gant's string of Winston Cup victories was broken at four last weekend at North Wilkesboro. He ran his Grand National string to three by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the first event of a two-race weekend. Gant, 51, also won a qualifying race Friday to make the field for yesterday's event.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 10, 2000
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Mark Martin survived the wrecking yard that was Martinsville Speedway yesterday to inherit victory in the Goody's 500 when there was "absolutely no way," he said. "We stole it; I'll take it." His teammate, Jeff Burton, called his own second-place finish "a felony," and added that "we might have to spend a few hours in jail before we go home." But they should be acquitted on the grounds that Rusty Wallace and his pit crew gave the race away, blowing dominance. Wallace led 341 of the first 435 laps before crew chief Robin Pemberton called a four-tire pit stop under caution.
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July 1, 2007
Lenox Industrial Tools 300 At Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 129.437 mph. 2. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 129.182. 3. (41) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 128.589. 4. (70) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 128.502. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 128.411. 6. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 128.389. 7. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 128.372. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 128.350. 9. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevy, 128.329. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 128.316.
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