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April 23, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was dusk Saturday, so when Sam Schmidt turned his head to the left, the light outside his window had dulled, the green on the leaves of the massive oak tree wasn't as brilliant and the brick on the building across the street was not as red. It was dinner time, so when he turned his head to the right, the chicken that a friend had pushed away for him grew colder and a little less appetizing. Straight ahead, over toes Schmidt hasn't felt since he became a quadriplegic on Jan.
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April 23, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was dusk Saturday, so when Sam Schmidt turned his head to the left, the light outside his window had dulled, the green on the leaves of the massive oak tree wasn't as brilliant and the brick on the building across the street was not as red. It was dinner time, so when he turned his head to the right, the chicken that a friend had pushed away for him grew colder and a little less appetizing. Straight ahead, over toes Schmidt hasn't felt since he became a quadriplegic on Jan.
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December 2, 1995
Perhaps King Coach Larry Robinson should look into the "Gotta Go" fares from LAX to Phoenix for defenseman Denis Tsygurov. How did this guy end up in L.A.? Can you say, Zhitnik ? SAM SCHMIDT San Luis Obispo
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January 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt was in critical condition Thursday after crashing during practice at Walt Disney World Speedway. Schmidt, 35, was coming out of a turn when he lost control and the left rear of his car hit the wall, said IRL spokesman Eric Powell. Schmidt, who scored his first IRL victory last year, was practicing for the season-opening Indy 200.
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January 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt was in critical condition Thursday after crashing during practice at Walt Disney World Speedway. Schmidt, 35, was coming out of a turn when he lost control and the left rear of his car hit the wall, said IRL spokesman Eric Powell. Schmidt, who scored his first IRL victory last year, was practicing for the season-opening Indy 200.
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September 26, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holding a race in the Nevada desert's midday sun can't be enjoyable for drivers or spectators, but that is what television wants, so the Indy Racing League will present the Vegas.com 500 today at 11:30 a.m. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race will be shown live on ESPN2. Hometown favorite Sam Schmidt, who is called Elvis because he sports Elvis Presley-like sideburns, will start on the pole with a qualifying speed of 209.465 mph set Saturday in an Aurora-powered G Force.
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October 15, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
When Sam Schmidt won the Vegas.com 500 at Las Vegas two weeks ago, there was a definite tint of orange to the victory. Schmidt's team manager, Skip Faul, grew up in Orange, where his mother and stepfather, Bobbi and Art Nisson, and brother, Mark Faul, still reside. "For Sam, it was great," said Skip Faul, who is responsible for everything on the Indy Racing League team from the paint on the cars to test sessions. "We've been working all year for that. We led the last six races prior to Vegas."
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May 25, 1998
100 MILES * Standings: Kenny Brack, Davey Hamilton, Scott Sharp, Robbie Buhl, Eddie Cheever, Sam Schmidt, Steve Knapp, Roberto Guerrero, Mark Dismore, John Paul Jr. * Out of race: Tony Stewart, Donnie Beechler. * Summary: Start delayed 40 minutes after overnight rain. ... Raul Boesel forced to pits with engine problems before race begins. ... Pole-sitter Boat takes lead at start, but rookie J.J. Yeley spins in turn one and next two laps under yellow. ... Yeley back in race after tire change. ...
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July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Rrports
Scott Dixon took the lead on Lap 149 and had enough fuel to stay there until rain ended the Indy Racing League Firestone Indy 200 with 29 laps left Saturday night, giving him his third consecutive victory at Nashville Superspeedway and his fourth this season. The third caution of the race came on Lap 139 when the rain finally hit. The cars kept going even as fans were asked to evacuate the grandstand immediately because of the weather.
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January 24, 1999 | Associated Press
Scott Sharp was the fastest in winter testing and in practice at Walt Disney World Speedway, so it was no surprise that he won the pole Saturday for the Indy Racing League season-opener. Still, it was not easy. In fact, the competition for the top spot in today's Indy 200 went down to the wire as Sharp knocked Raul Boesel off the pole, then stood in the pits and waited as Greg Ray went after him on the one-mile oval.
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October 15, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
When Sam Schmidt won the Vegas.com 500 at Las Vegas two weeks ago, there was a definite tint of orange to the victory. Schmidt's team manager, Skip Faul, grew up in Orange, where his mother and stepfather, Bobbi and Art Nisson, and brother, Mark Faul, still reside. "For Sam, it was great," said Skip Faul, who is responsible for everything on the Indy Racing League team from the paint on the cars to test sessions. "We've been working all year for that. We led the last six races prior to Vegas."
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September 26, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holding a race in the Nevada desert's midday sun can't be enjoyable for drivers or spectators, but that is what television wants, so the Indy Racing League will present the Vegas.com 500 today at 11:30 a.m. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race will be shown live on ESPN2. Hometown favorite Sam Schmidt, who is called Elvis because he sports Elvis Presley-like sideburns, will start on the pole with a qualifying speed of 209.465 mph set Saturday in an Aurora-powered G Force.
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December 2, 1995
Perhaps King Coach Larry Robinson should look into the "Gotta Go" fares from LAX to Phoenix for defenseman Denis Tsygurov. How did this guy end up in L.A.? Can you say, Zhitnik ? SAM SCHMIDT San Luis Obispo
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April 8, 1987
Several Marmonte League batters are having excellent seasons. Simi Valley's Tim Laker leads the league with 25 hits in 12 games and Westlake's Matt Franco has 21 hits in 11 games. Scott Sharts of Simi Valley and Newbury Park's Tim Bohling and Wally Thornhill have 19 hits each. . . . J.P. Hardy, Royal's leadoff batter, did not walk until his 47th plate appearance. . . . Mike Bruse of Burroughs has struck out only twice in 58 at-bats. . . .
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June 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sensational CART FedEx Series rookie Juan Montoya won the rain-shortened Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland on Sunday, his fourth victory in nine races. "It's not easy," said Montoya, a 23-year-old Colombian. "I'm pushing as hard as I can at every track." But it didn't look particularly hard for series points leader Montoya as he cruised to the finish line more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Gil de Ferran. The checkered flag was shown at the end of lap 90--10 before the scheduled finish.
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