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All-time Winston Cup records – Names and Numbers

All-time Winston Cup records – Names and Numbers – Illustration Race Winners (Modern Era, 1972-present) (Through September 18, 2002) Rank, Name Wins Super Short Road Speedways Tracks Courses 1. Darrell Waltrip 84 12 27 5 2. Dale Earnhardt 76 29 16 0 3. Cale Yarborough 69 22 16 3 4. Jeff Gordon 62 40 11 […]

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Rising star: Bill Lester – stock car racer

Rising star: Bill Lester – stock car racer – Brief Article J.J. O’Malley AFTER LANDING A RIDE WITH Bobby Hamilton Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Bill Lester is in a position to become racing’s latest “overnight sensation.” In his case, however, it took 17 years of hard work for Lester to be positioned […]

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A Return to Glory

A Return to Glory Chris Dolack Gil de Ferran put the Penske team back where it belongs: on top IN OCTOBER 1999, ROGER PENSKE was at one of the lowest points of his life. Stuck on 99 victories for more than two seasons, CART’s most decorated owner had already agreed to part with likable but […]

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One for all or all for one? In Winston Cup, there is parity on the track but, according to some, a monopoly in the boardroom

One for all or all for one? In Winston Cup, there is parity on the track but, according to some, a monopoly in the boardroom – Winston Cup Ken Willis IN A SPORT POWERED BY V-8 engines that generate more than 700 horsepower, one should never expect a slow, quiet season. So it should come […]

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F1’s Mysterious Leader

F1’s Mysterious Leader Dan Knutson Bernie Ecclestone is the undisputed king of Formula One, but no one seems to know much about him HE IS KNOWN TO PROMOTERS, truck drivers, team owners, chefs, and just about everybody else involved in Formula One as “Bernie.” He is loathed by some, loved by others, and respected by […]

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Two-Horse Race

Two-Horse Race – Michael Schummacher and Ferrari Dan Knutson McLaren and Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari seem to be the only F1 teams with winning formulas THE FERRARI AND MCLAREN Mercedes teams are so dominant that it is a neat certainty that one of their four drivers will become the Formula One World Champion in 2001. Ferrari […]

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The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man – race driver Al Unser Jr Chris Dolack Broken and battered, Al Unser Jr is receiving as little notice for his comeback attempt as he did for his fall from grace THERE WAS A TIME–NOT ALL that long ago–when Al Unser Jr. struck fear in opposing drivers and teams. Every year from […]

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2002 race schedules

2002 race schedules – Names and Numbers 2002 Race Schedules NASCAR WINSTON CUP Date Event Track TV June 2 MBNA Platinum 400 Dover Downs International FX Speedway June 9 Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway FOX June 16 Michigan 400 Michigan International FOX Speedway June 23 Dodge/Save Mart 350 Sears Point Raceway FOX July 7 Pepsi 400 […]

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A One-Horse Race

A One-Horse Race Dan Knutson After five years on the trail, Michael Schumacher finally delivered the F1 title to the legendary Ferrari team WHEN A TV INTERVIEWER pointed out to Michael Schumacher that his victory in the Italian Grand Prix in September was the 42nd of his career, surpassing the number of wins earned by […]

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Horse and Buggy show? Once unimpeachably the U.S.’s top open-wheel racing series, it’s all gone wrong for CART in the past two years. Will 2002 be any different? – CART

Horse and Buggy show? Once unimpeachably the U.S.’s top open-wheel racing series, it’s all gone wrong for CART in the past two years. Will 2002 be any different? – CART – Championship Auto Racing Teams Chris Dolack THESE DAYS, THERE IS ONLY one American-based open-wheel series with growing attendance, thrilling racing on the track, and […]