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August 12, 1989
Joe Ruttman crashed in practice for the Budweiser at Watkins Glen NASCAR race and was taken to a nearby hospital with what was reported as a concussion.
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November 2, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
Before Joe Ruttman started the 2001 Craftsman Truck series last February at Daytona Beach, Fla., he had two objectives. One, at age 56, was to win his first NASCAR driving championship in Bobby Hamilton's No. 18 Dodge truck. Second, but much more important, was to find a way to turn around the doctor's prognosis for Peggy, Ruttman's wife of 15 years, who had developed an inoperable brain tumor.
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November 4, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Joe Ruttman is coming home this weekend as stock car racing's designated driver. Ruttman, who drove in relief for Richard Petty when the NASCAR troupe was here in June, will fill in Sunday for the injured Neil Bonnett in the Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway. "Have helmet, will drive," Ruttman said, laughing, when asked about his current status. "I'll have my own team next year, but in the meantime I'm thrilled to be able to help out other teams."
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July 15, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Ruttman could always drive a race car. His problem has been keeping his mouth shut. Or, at least, not insulting people. In 1986, after being fired by Winston Cup car owner Kenny Bernstein midway through the year and not finding any other owner who would hire him, Ruttman called owners "a bunch of dumbbells" and set out to prove himself right. After spending about half a million dollars to form his own team, he found out that he was the one who had been a dumbbell.
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July 15, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Ruttman could always drive a race car. His problem has been keeping his mouth shut. Or, at least, not insulting people. In 1986, after being fired by Winston Cup car owner Kenny Bernstein midway through the year and not finding any other owner who would hire him, Ruttman called owners "a bunch of dumbbells" and set out to prove himself right. After spending about half a million dollars to form his own team, he found out that he was the one who had been a dumbbell.
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November 2, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
Before Joe Ruttman started the 2001 Craftsman Truck series last February at Daytona Beach, Fla., he had two objectives. One, at age 56, was to win his first NASCAR driving championship in Bobby Hamilton's No. 18 Dodge truck. Second, but much more important, was to find a way to turn around the doctor's prognosis for Peggy, Ruttman's wife of 15 years, who had developed an inoperable brain tumor.
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October 25, 2000
RESULTS/SCHEDULE *--* Feb. 18 Daytona Beach, Fla. Mike Wallace Feb. 26 Miami Andy Houston March 18 Phoenix Joe Ruttman March 26 Mesa Marin Raceway Mike Wallace April 10 Martinsville, Va. Bobby Hamilton April 22 Portland, Ore. Andy Houston May 7 Gateway Int. Raceway Jack Sprague May 13 Memphis Jack Sprague May 21 Pikes Peak Int. Raceway Greg Biffle June 3 Evergreen Speedway Jack Sprague June 9 Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle June 17 Kentucky Speedway Greg Biffle June 24 Watkins Glen, N.Y.
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February 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Driver Jimmy Means sustained a broken left shoulder blade Wednesday in an eight-car crash during the final practice session for today's Daytona 500 qualifying races. No other drivers were seriously injured. Means was taken to Halifax Medical Center and kept overnight for observation. It won't be determined until today if Means will be able to race.
SPORTS
August 12, 1989
Joe Ruttman crashed in practice for the Budweiser at Watkins Glen NASCAR race and was taken to a nearby hospital with what was reported as a concussion.
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November 4, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Joe Ruttman is coming home this weekend as stock car racing's designated driver. Ruttman, who drove in relief for Richard Petty when the NASCAR troupe was here in June, will fill in Sunday for the injured Neil Bonnett in the Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway. "Have helmet, will drive," Ruttman said, laughing, when asked about his current status. "I'll have my own team next year, but in the meantime I'm thrilled to be able to help out other teams."
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April 24, 2003 | Shav Glick
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February 14, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Bill Elliott and Cale Yarborough occupy the pole positions today at Daytona International Speedway in the two 125-mile qualifying races designed to assign 38 more positions for Sunday's $1.2-million Daytona 500-mile race. Elliott established the speed record for a NASCAR lap when he registered a 205.114 m.p.h. last Saturday. Yarborough, seeking a third straight Daytona 500 win, also broke his track record with a speed of 203.814. Elliott will be on the pole for the first race.
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