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September 12, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The future of race driver Roberto Guerrero, who suffered "moderate to severe" head injuries in an accident Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, remains locked in the mysterious silence of a neurological coma. "There has been no change in his status, but we didn't expect one before 36 to 48 hours," said Dr. Stephen Olvey, medical director for Championship Auto Racing Teams, one of three specialists attending to Guerrero at Methodist Hospital.
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September 8, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON
For a guy who has raced only once since the 1999 Indianapolis 500, Roberto Guerrero seems to have a lot of options. Guerrero, 41, raced two weeks ago in Kentucky for Team Coulson, which is trying to find sponsorship for an Indy Racing Northern Light Series team next year. If Hybrid R&D Racing fields a second team in that series, Guerrero is a leading candidate for that ride too.
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June 6, 1988
Indy-car driver Roberto Guerrero was released from Milwaukee County General Hospital after being knocked unconscious Saturday during practice for the Miller High Life 200.
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April 26, 2000 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto Guerrero, hoping to resuscitate his flagging racing career, was scheduled to make his NASCAR Busch Grand National series debut Saturday in the Auto Club 300 at California Speedway in Fontana before he crashed his new Monte Carlo in testing last week at Charlotte, N.C. Guerrero, 41, suffered a broken right shoulder blade and two cracked ribs last Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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May 24, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberto Guerrero received the Scott Brayton Driver's Trophy on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The San Juan Capistrano veteran, who will start his 14th Indy 500 today, was chosen as the driver who best honored the character and racing spirit of Brayton, who was killed during practice in 1996 after winning the 500 pole. Guerrero received $25,000 and a crystal trophy. John Paul Jr. received the inaugural award last year.
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April 29, 1993 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a birth like most others, but for Roberto Guerrero it was another opportunity to celebrate life. When you've been as close to death as Guerrero has, the birth of a daughter carries a little extra meaning. For Guerrero, once one of the brightest young stars in auto racing, the arrival of Haely in late March coincided with his own rebirth in a sport that has been both kind and brutal to him.
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May 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Roberto Guerrero's return to racing renown ended before the Indianapolis 500 even started. Guerrero, from San Juan Capistrano, who set a record by qualifying his Buick Lola at 232.482 m.p.h., banged into the backstretch wall on the second parade lap Sunday and became the first pole-sitter in the 76-year history of the 500 to be forced out before the green flag flew. "We were warming up the rear tires," a subdued Guerrero said at his garage.
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May 24, 1992 | Jerry Hicks
BETTER YEAR: San Juan Capistrano's Roberto Guerrero, above, has caused much of the excitement leading up to today's Indy 500 race when his 232-m.p.h. time trial won him the pole position. He's well aware that just 14 pole winners have wound up in the winner's circle in the previous 75 races. But that doesn't dampen his spirits; he's happy just to be there. In his last Indy 500 race, in 1987, an accident sent him into a 17-day coma and almost finished his career.
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May 15, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rarely in motor racing has a driver's good fortune been so universally applauded as the surprising appearance of Roberto Guerrero as the fastest driver in Indianapolis 500 history. Guerrero, 33, once one of racing's young lions, survived a nearly fatal crash testing a car at Indianapolis late in 1987, then sank into racing oblivion with a failing team in 1989 and 1990. So, when he suddenly emerged this spring, driving 230-m.p.h. laps in a new Lola-Buick, it came as a bit of a shock to many.
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May 11, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The way Roberto Guerrero looks at it: "Racing is 99% disappointment and 1% satisfaction, but when you get that 1% it makes up for all the other 99." Sunday, the Colombian native who lives in San Juan Capistrano was enjoying his full share of the 1%. After breaking all Indianapolis Motor Speedway records with a four-lap qualifying speed of 232.482 m.p.h. late Saturday afternoon, Guerrero had to wait nearly a day before he was assured the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
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October 12, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Roberto Guerrero's promising racing career almost ended in a terrifying crash four years ago, might provide the showcase that will put his career back on track. Guerrero, a winner in Championship Auto Racing Teams Indy cars before the accident, has spent most of the 1991 season sitting at home in San Juan Capistrano, waiting--and hoping--for a call to rejoin the circuit.
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May 16, 1990 | MIKE HARRIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Roberto Guerrero was able to joke about the broken rear wing that sent his Alfa Romeo-powered March careening into the wall during Monday's practice for the Indianapolis 500. He knew, however, that it was no laughing matter. Guerrero, a native of Colombia who recently became an American citizen, realized immediately his hopes of making a sixth Indy start were handed a severe setback.
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