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Anatomy of a deal: the genesis of the Elliott Sadler-Ricky Rudd swap was as confusing as it was improbable, and its fallout will still be felt well into 2003

Anatomy of a deal: the genesis of the Elliott Sadler-Ricky Rudd swap was as confusing as it was improbable, and its fallout will still be felt well into 2003 Monte Dutton NASCAR HAD MORE COMPELLING stories in 2002, but the most convoluted–and difficult to fathom–was the process in which Ricky Rudd came to leave Robert […]

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Online Racing

Online Racing – Jeff Green of team AOL Ken Willis After blowing his first chance at a full-time Winston Cup ride, Jeff Green has teamed with AOL and will enjoy a well-deserved return in 2002 IT’S NO SECRET THAT SUCCESS in big-league auto racing doesn’t always come from what you know, but who you know. […]

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NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings, 1972-1999

NASCAR Winston Cup Points Standings, 1972-1999 Rank Driver Points 1972 1. Richard Petty 8,701.40 2. Bobby Allison 8,573.50 3. James Hylton 8,158.70 4. Cecil Gordon 7,326.05 5. Benny Parsons 6,844.15 6. Walter Ballard 6,781.45 7. Elmo Langley 6,656.25 8. John Sears 6,298.50 9. Dean Dalton 6,295.05 10. Ben Arnold 6,179.00 1973 1. Benny Parsons 7,173.80 […]

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CART Shifts Its Focus, Courts CBS

CART Shifts Its Focus, Courts CBS – Brief Article David Stone CART, LIKE MOST RACING series, has had recent troubles signing new sponsors and retaining old ones. Longtime series and team partners Kmart, Miller Brewing, and Marlboro may all be out of the fold by next season. But CART’s problems don’t necessarily end there. This […]

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The Rout Is On

The Rout Is On Larry Woody After falling just short of the title in 1999, a dominant Jeff Green removed every bit of drama from this year’s points chase IN 1999 JEFF GREEN TAPPED AT the door of the NASCAR Busch Series championship, finishing second to repeat titilist Dale Earnhardt Jr. This year he stopped […]

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Making tracks: TRAC, a team-oriented stock car series, is set to start its engines next year, but it still needs owners, drivers, and venues

Making tracks: TRAC, a team-oriented stock car series, is set to start its engines next year, but it still needs owners, drivers, and venues Barry Wilner TO SAY THAT TEAM RACING AUTO CIRCUIT IS MAKING NASCAR nervous is a huge stretch–perhaps one as long as the straightaway at Pocono. TRAC has a plan for getting […]

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new qualifying and point distribution rules have turned Formula One from a Ferrari-dominated exhibition into a fierce competition

Down to the wire: new qualifying and point distribution rules have turned Formula One from a Ferrari-dominated exhibition into a fierce competition Dan Knutson IN 2002, MICHAEL SCHUMACHER won a Formula One record 11 races and wrapped up the Drivers Championship at an unprecedented pace (11 rounds). In 2003, through 13 races, a mere two […]

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The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch Ken Willis A colorful cast of characters–starring champion Bobby Labonte–provided a rush of memorable moments WAS THE 2000 SEASON REALLY just one year in the life of NASCAR Winston Cup? It seemingly should have taken a decade to play out all the different scenarios–good, bad, and tragic–the campaign delivered. Controversy, excitement, celebration, […]

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Burton Stepping Out

Burton Stepping Out – Ward Burton Ken Willis The “other” Burton–Ward–is becoming a NASCAR star in his own right, but he doesn’t want to be defined strictly by his exploits on the track WITH HIS FRIENDLY NATURE, honesty, driving ability, and, of course, that molasses-thick Virginia accent, Ward Burton is one of the more popular […]

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in 2004, F1 will adopt the single-engine rule, which could increase competition, save the lives of smaller teams—and drastically limit the amount of race action for its rabid fans

The single engine that could …: in 2004, F1 will adopt the single-engine rule, which could increase competition, save the lives of smaller teams—and drastically limit the amount of race action for its rabid fans Dan Knutson FORMULA ONE IS BY FAR THE most expensive motor sports series in the world. Top teams such as […]