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HEADLINES: Kraig Kinser

HEADLINES: Kraig Kinser Dominates Talladega

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HEADLINES: Stewart Takes First Win For SHR

Tony Stewart went out on a limb by leaving Joe Gibbs Racing to become co-owner of the rebranded Stewart-Haas Racing team alongside Haas Automation founder Gene Haas.

HEADLINES: Senna’s Death Mars San Marino G.P.

Though Michael Schumacher won Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, there was no celebration, no joy and no pageantry.
Billy Boat

TFTH: A Big Day For Texans At Indy

It was a great day for the state of Texas during Satur­day’s Indianapolis 500 pole qualifications as Billy Boat won the pole for team owner A.J. Foyt of Houston.

TFTH: GM’s Dropping Of Olds No Problem For IRL

Despite General Motors’ Dec. 12 announcement it will phase out the Oldsmobile division over the next few years, it should not have a lasting impact on its current and future involvement in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series for which it supplies engines.

TFTH: Goodyear Ends Dirt Tire Era

In a surprise announcement last week Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said it will cease production of specialized racing tires for motorcycles and most dirt track cars in order to concentrate future tire development on other areas of motorsports

TFTH: Schindler Wins Four In New York

Bill Schindler, often referred to as the Broncho Buster from Freeport, added another 30-lap feature race to his credit, making it his fourth consecutive at the New York Coliseum here on Sunday evening Dec. 3.
Jo Siffert

TFTH: Faulty Equipment Costs Jo Siffert His Life

The failure of fire-fighting equipment probably cost Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert his life, an inquest jury was told Friday.

TFTH: Kinser & Lasoski Return To The Outlaws

After a season of unrest, the world of winged 410 sprint car racing made a giant leap Friday with the return of championship drivers Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski to the World of Outlaws Sprint Series.

TFTH: Craftsman’s Truck Series Bet

The newest form of American motorsports, pickup truck racing on closed courses, got a shot in the arm Sunday with NASCAR's announcement that Sears Roebuck's Craftsman Tool division would sponsor its 1995 series.

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