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May 17, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indianapolis 500 has its first female driver in 13 years, but it still doesn't have a 33-car field for next Sunday's 76th annual race. Lyn St. James, running faster each time she took her 1991 Lola-Chevrolet around the 2 1/2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway rectangular oval, qualified at 220.150 m.p.h. Saturday to earn the 30th starting position. Although she and car owner Dick Simon held out until the last minute in hopes she could get her original car, a Lola-Cosworth, up to speed, St.
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June 1, 2007 | JIM PELTZ
What's new in motor sports heading into this weekend: 1 The Nextel Cup series resumes Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, a one-mile track known as the "Monster Mile" with high-banked (24 degrees) corners. NASCAR's new Car of Tomorrow will be used for the sixth time at Dover, then will be shelved for two weeks before it reappears at its first road-course race June 24 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to leave Dale Earnhardt Inc.
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May 21, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second row of this year's Indianapolis 500 field is one of the most intriguing in the race's 78 years. It has a rookie from Canada, Jacques Villeneuve, whose father, Gilles, was his country's greatest driving hero when he was killed in a Formula One race. Villeneuve, who was only 11 when his father died, is the fastest rookie ever with a qualifying speed of 226.259 m.p.h.
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May 28, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
One year after she set auto racing on its ear by nearly becoming the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick still draws the biggest crowds of any driver here, fans craning for a glimpse of her. With the 90th running of the legendary race today, Patrick's own promotion machine also remains at full tilt.
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May 25, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER
Lyn St. James, the veteran sports car driver who Sunday became the first female driver in the Indy 500 since 1979, also became rookie of the year. It won't be announced until tonight, but there isn't much question she will get the call. Seven rookies started, but she was the only one still running when the race ended, finishing 11th, right behind A.J. Foyt, who was running in his 35th consecutive 500. "I don't want to say it was easy because it wasn't easy," she said.
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May 24, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
If Hollywood were scripting the Lyn St. James story, there would be a few small but significant changes. First of all, no one would know she was a woman. You remember all those old Irene Dunne or Doris Day films where the leading lady would upsweep her long hair under a cloth cap, remove her earrings, hide her curves under a baggy suit and, for nine reels, no one would be supposed to know this person was a woman.
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October 11, 1988
Lyn St. James circled Alabama International Motor Speedway at 212.435 m.p.h. to beat her record for the fastest lap ever driven by a woman on an oval track.
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June 1, 2007 | JIM PELTZ
What's new in motor sports heading into this weekend: 1 The Nextel Cup series resumes Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, a one-mile track known as the "Monster Mile" with high-banked (24 degrees) corners. NASCAR's new Car of Tomorrow will be used for the sixth time at Dover, then will be shelved for two weeks before it reappears at its first road-course race June 24 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to leave Dale Earnhardt Inc.
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November 27, 2002 | Shav Glick
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. * What: Ride of Your Life: A Race Car Driver's Journey Author: Lyn St. James Publisher: Hyperion Books Price: $22.95 Janet Guthrie was the first and Sarah Fisher is the fastest, but Lyn St.
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May 28, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
One year after she set auto racing on its ear by nearly becoming the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick still draws the biggest crowds of any driver here, fans craning for a glimpse of her. With the 90th running of the legendary race today, Patrick's own promotion machine also remains at full tilt.
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May 30, 2005 | Mike Kupper, Times Staff Writer
Danica Patrick didn't win the Indianapolis 500 Sunday but, gosh, as she would say, she sure dominated it. Just as she had dominated nearly a month's worth of practice as an Indy rookie. Just as she had stolen the show with a near miss on pole-qualifying day. This time, though, everything was for real. This wasn't practice. This wasn't four laps of qualifying, with nobody else on the track.
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May 28, 2004 | SHAV GLICK
Magic Johnson has thrown his enormous influence behind NASCAR's diversity program, hoping to attract blacks, Latinos and women into the stock-car racing industry. It is a tremendous undertaking, but Johnson, a basketball legend turned entrepreneur, could make it work in his role with the new Executive Steering Committee for Diversity.
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November 27, 2002 | Shav Glick
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. * What: Ride of Your Life: A Race Car Driver's Journey Author: Lyn St. James Publisher: Hyperion Books Price: $22.95 Janet Guthrie was the first and Sarah Fisher is the fastest, but Lyn St.
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May 21, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second row of this year's Indianapolis 500 field is one of the most intriguing in the race's 78 years. It has a rookie from Canada, Jacques Villeneuve, whose father, Gilles, was his country's greatest driving hero when he was killed in a Formula One race. Villeneuve, who was only 11 when his father died, is the fastest rookie ever with a qualifying speed of 226.259 m.p.h.
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May 25, 1992 | MIKE KUPPER
Lyn St. James, the veteran sports car driver who Sunday became the first female driver in the Indy 500 since 1979, also became rookie of the year. It won't be announced until tonight, but there isn't much question she will get the call. Seven rookies started, but she was the only one still running when the race ended, finishing 11th, right behind A.J. Foyt, who was running in his 35th consecutive 500. "I don't want to say it was easy because it wasn't easy," she said.
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May 24, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
If Hollywood were scripting the Lyn St. James story, there would be a few small but significant changes. First of all, no one would know she was a woman. You remember all those old Irene Dunne or Doris Day films where the leading lady would upsweep her long hair under a cloth cap, remove her earrings, hide her curves under a baggy suit and, for nine reels, no one would be supposed to know this person was a woman.
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May 30, 2005 | Mike Kupper, Times Staff Writer
Danica Patrick didn't win the Indianapolis 500 Sunday but, gosh, as she would say, she sure dominated it. Just as she had dominated nearly a month's worth of practice as an Indy rookie. Just as she had stolen the show with a near miss on pole-qualifying day. This time, though, everything was for real. This wasn't practice. This wasn't four laps of qualifying, with nobody else on the track.
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May 20, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
A guy gets into an argument with a woman: Him: "I see Lyn St. James qualified for the Indy 500." Her: "So?" Him: "So how come she gets to drive against the men?" Her: "What's that supposed to mean?" Him: "How come there's not a women's division?" Her: "A women's division?" Him: "Yeah. Like the Boston Marathon." Her: "Marathon runners all run together." Him: "Yeah. But they always have two winners--one man, one woman." Her: "So?" Him: "So does Lyn St.
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May 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Lyn St. James and Janet Guthrie are products of two different eras in racing. Guthrie struggled for acceptance and got it, grudgingly. St. James is just another driver in today's Indianapolis 500. Well, almost. She can't escape the obvious. She's a woman, and except for Guthrie, no other woman has ever qualified for a starting spot in the world's most prominent showcase of speed. On Sunday, St. James becomes the second female member of the once-exclusive and still somewhat skeptical male domain.
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May 20, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
A guy gets into an argument with a woman: Him: "I see Lyn St. James qualified for the Indy 500." Her: "So?" Him: "So how come she gets to drive against the men?" Her: "What's that supposed to mean?" Him: "How come there's not a women's division?" Her: "A women's division?" Him: "Yeah. Like the Boston Marathon." Her: "Marathon runners all run together." Him: "Yeah. But they always have two winners--one man, one woman." Her: "So?" Him: "So does Lyn St.
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