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May 23, 2004 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
For years, the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 was known as Bump Day. It was the day when a driver not in the race could attempt to put together four laps faster than the 33rd slowest qualifier, and if he did, it knocked the slower car out of the race. This year, today should be known as Fill Day.
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May 23, 2004 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
For years, the final day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 was known as Bump Day. It was the day when a driver not in the race could attempt to put together four laps faster than the 33rd slowest qualifier, and if he did, it knocked the slower car out of the race. This year, today should be known as Fill Day.
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May 8, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only two Indy car drivers, Mike Groff and rookie Richie Hearn, have raced in both Indy Racing League and Championship Auto Racing Teams events this season. Both are here for the IRL's Indianapolis 500 on May 26, shunning CART's U.S. 500, scheduled on the same day at Michigan International Speedway. The depth of the field is greater in CART, they agreed, but both also said that they choose being here because it's the Indianapolis 500--and that was reason enough.
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May 8, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only two Indy car drivers, Mike Groff and rookie Richie Hearn, have raced in both Indy Racing League and Championship Auto Racing Teams events this season. Both are here for the IRL's Indianapolis 500 on May 26, shunning CART's U.S. 500, scheduled on the same day at Michigan International Speedway. The depth of the field is greater in CART, they agreed, but both also said that they choose being here because it's the Indianapolis 500--and that was reason enough.
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February 21, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
One of Europe's most prestigious racing prizes for aspiring drivers is to be named the Pilote Elf at the Winfield School in France. Alain Prost, Patrick Tambay, Didier Pironi and Eric Bernard, all Formula One drivers, are former winners of the annual competition. Jean Alesi, Ferrari's newest hopeful, didn't make it.
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January 14, 1993 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richie Hearn and Kimball Williams are accomplished drivers who spend what might seem like an inordinate amount of their time looking for a ride. Hearn, 22, and Williams, 26, are attempting to break in as professional race car drivers. Their search for a sponsor that will give them a chance--any chance--behind the wheel is almost a full-time job. "There are a lot of times when you think to yourself, 'I should have tried to be a doctor or a lawyer,' " Williams said.
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April 15, 1999
March 21--Marlboro Grand Prix, Homestead, Fla.; Winner: Greg Moore. April 10--Japan 500, Motegi; Winner: Adrian Fernandez. April 18--Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach., Calif. May 2--Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, Nazareth, Pa. May 15--Rio 400, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. May 29--Motorola 300, Madison, Ill. June 6--Miller Lite 200, West Allis, Wis. June 20--Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200, Portland, Ore. June 27--Medic Drug Grand Prix, Cleveland. July 11--Texaco-Havoline 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
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October 25, 2000 | SHAV GLICK
California Speedway officials continue to make safety improvements, designed for both competitors and spectators, at the Fontana facility Several hundred more yards of asphalt have been added to what last year was a grassy area on the backstretch between the racing surface and the inside retaining wall. It was across this grassy section that Greg Moore's car slid in a fatal crash during last year's Marlboro 500.
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May 22, 2004 | Shav Glick
What Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George hopes will showcase the future of his Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis 500 will be on display today in the second running of the Futaba Freedom 100, a 40-lap race for Infiniti-powered open-wheel cars. Thiago Medeiros, yet another talented Brazilian driver, will start on the pole after running a record 189.274 mph in qualifying Friday. Seventeen driver-car combinations will run, six of them from Southern California. Jay Drake, a veteran U.
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January 14, 1993 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richie Hearn and Kimball Williams are accomplished drivers who spend what might seem like an inordinate amount of their time looking for a ride. Hearn, 22, and Williams, 26, are attempting to break in as professional race car drivers. Their search for a sponsor that will give them a chance--any chance--behind the wheel is almost a full-time job. "There are a lot of times when you think to yourself, 'I should have tried to be a doctor or a lawyer,' " Williams said.
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February 21, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
One of Europe's most prestigious racing prizes for aspiring drivers is to be named the Pilote Elf at the Winfield School in France. Alain Prost, Patrick Tambay, Didier Pironi and Eric Bernard, all Formula One drivers, are former winners of the annual competition. Jean Alesi, Ferrari's newest hopeful, didn't make it.
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October 31, 1999
THE FACTS * When: Noon today, ESPN * Where: California Speedway (d-shaped oval, 2 miles, 14 degrees banking in turns), Fontana. * Race distance: 500 miles, 250 laps. * Last year: Jimmy Vasser beat Greg Moore in a final-lap shootout. Moore had beaten Vasser on the final lap of the U.S. 500 in similar fashion earlier in the season. * It's a fact: Mark Blundell won the inaugural race in 1997 when Moore's car slowed because of engine problems with 11 laps left. . . .
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May 26, 1996
Number of Indianapolis 500 starts for the participants in both of today's 500-mile races. THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROW 1 *--* No. Name R Tony Stewart 4 Davy Jones 1 Eliseo Salazar ROW 2 6 Eddie Cheever 3 Buddy Lazier 11 Roberto Guerrero ROW 3 1 Alessandro Zampedri R Michael Jourdain Jr. R Buzz Calkins ROW 4 R Davey Hamilton 2 Mike Groff R Michele Alboreto ROW 5 1 Stephan Gregoire R Mark Dismore R Richie Hearn ROW 6 R Johnny Unser 5 John Paul Jr. 4 Lyn St.
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