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March 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Scott Pruett, the co-rookie of the year in the 1989 Indianapolis 500, was upgraded to good condition after surgery to repair multiple fractures to his back. Pruett underwent 4 1/2 hours of surgery at Methodist Hospital on Sunday to repair two broken lumbar vertebrae, said hospital spokesman David Richards. Pruett, 29, of Roseville, Calif.
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January 28, 2013 | Wire reports
Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood's record of five Rolex 24 at Daytona victories, helping Chip Ganassi Racing return to Victory Lane in the prestigious sports car race at Daytona Beach, Fla. A slight lineup change and a dominating performance in the twice-around-the-clock race earned the No. 01 team another celebratory Rolex watch. Three-time defending Grand-Am champions Pruett and Memo Rojas, along with NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball teamed to beat the VelocityWW team by almost 22 seconds.
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February 16, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
Less than a year after being hospitalized with critical injuries suffered in an accident in West Palm Beach, Fla., Scott Pruett came back Friday and defeated 11 of the world's leading drivers in the opening race of the 15th International Race of Champions at Daytona International Raceway. Pruett suffered a shattered left ankle, two broken knees and a broken back in the 135-m.p.h. crash while testing last March. He did not sit in a car again until October and the IROC was his second race.
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June 2, 2006 | JIM PELTZ
Veteran driver Scott Pruett is taking another one for the team. The 46-year-old Californian competes mainly in the Grand American Rolex sports car series, where he and co-driver Luis Diaz lead the standings in the Daytona prototype division. They drive an exotic-looking Lexus-Riley for the CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing team, and their season so far includes winning their series' first street race at Long Beach in April.
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May 25, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Emerson Fittipaldi and Al Unser Jr. collided on the 199th lap of last year's Indianapolis 500, the impact sent Unser spinning into the wall and out of the race. Fittipaldi managed to get his car under control and drove to victory a lap later. Had Fittipaldi joined Unser on the wall, the lead would have gone to a Brazilian countryman--Raul De Mesquita Boesel, a former horse-jumping champion from Curitiba, who might have been the defending champion here Sunday.
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April 14, 1997
TOP FIVE FINISHERS 1. ALEX ZANARDI 2. MAURICIO GUGELMIN 3. SCOTT PRUETT 4. AL UNSER JR. 5. PARKER JOHNSTONE PRUETT ON TOP Scott Pruett's third-place finish moves him to first in CART PPG World Series standings. C11 CRUISE CONTROL Easy PPG Firestone Indy Lights win for Helio Castro Neves. C11
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March 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Raul Boesel, third in the Indianapolis 500 last year, has replaced the injured Scott Pruett as driver with the Truesports racing team for the 1990 Indy-car season. Pruett, Indy 500 co-rookie of the year in 1989, suffered leg and back injuries March 16.
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March 18, 1990
Scott Pruett, the co-rookie of the year in the 1989 Indianapolis 500, was reported in fair condition at Indianapolis after surgery to repair multiple fractures of both legs sustained during a crash in a test run at West Palm Beach, Fla.
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April 4, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Calling on all the cunning of his 20 years of experience, Scott Pruett put on another clinic of race-car driving Sunday when he came from behind and then held off late-charging Max Angelelli to win the closest finish in Grand American sports car history Sunday at California Speedway. The 45-year-old Sacramento veteran of NASCAR, CART, SCCA Trans Am, IROC and professional karting took the checkered flag in his CompUSA Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley. He was just 0.
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November 1, 2004 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
The emotions burned inside Max Papis, not because of his competitive nature, but because of his compassionate one. Five years to the day after one of his best friends died at California Speedway in a race that Papis nearly won, he sat inside a media room there alongside teammate Scott Pruett as a race winner and series champion.
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August 11, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON
There's nothing like a top-10 finish to ease one's feeling of inadequacy. Scott Pruett, who in a moment of frustration second-guessed his decision to leave the CART series for NASCAR, is feeling better these days. His 10th-place finish at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for Orange County owner Cal Wells III's Winston Cup program was the best finish of his rookie season. This Sunday's race at Watkins Glen, N.Y., a road course event, presents him with one of his two best chances of victory.
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March 4, 2000 | By SHAV GLICK,
Ricky Rudd lost his longtime sponsor last year and had to auction off what was left of his racing team to pay bills. At the time, Scott Pruett was driving open-wheel champ cars in CART. Sunday, in the CarsDirect.Com 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rudd and Pruett will start on the front row, each in a Ford Taurus, after qualifying at record speeds Friday. Rudd did a lap around the smooth-surfaced 1 1/2-mile oval at 172.563 mph, nearly two miles faster than Bobby Labonte's year-old mark of 170.
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October 31, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a race that will produce a pair of $1-million payouts at California Speedway, today's Marlboro 500 has taken on more the tone of a farewell party. Scott Pruett, surprise pole winner Saturday in Cal Wells' Toyota-powered Reynard at a windy 235.398 mph, is saying farewell after 10 years with CART to join the Winston Cup stock car circuit next year. "This is awesome to come in my last race in CART, it's just huge," Pruett said.
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October 22, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Scott Pruett, who is leaving Cal Wells' Rancho Santa Margarita-based champ car team to help start up Wells' new Winston Cup team, continues to be impressive as his open wheel career winds down. Pruett finished ninth in Australia last weekend, his fifth top-10 finish in his last nine races.
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September 17, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Champ car driver Scott Pruett has really taken off in recent weeks under the direction of race engineer John Dick. Pruett struggled after race engineer Kenny Anderson left Rancho Santa Margarita-based Arciero-Wells Racing in the month before the season began; Dick wasn't hired as the team's chief race strategist until after the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the third race in the championship series.
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July 30, 1999 | DAN ARRITT
Scott Pruett, who drives for Arciero-Wells Racing of Rancho Santa Margarita, produced the best starting position for his car owners and the Toyota champ car program when he qualified his Reynard fifth at last Sunday's U.S. 500 at the Michigan Speedway. Pruett, who joined Arciero-Wells this season after four years with Patrick Racing, has been a big part of Toyota's rise in the CART ranks.
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