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April 8, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Riggs passed up a pit stop to grab the lead with 108 laps to go Saturday and made the same tires last for 151 laps to win the Advance Auto Parts 250 Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville, Va. Riggs, the series points leader entering the race, pitted for two tires during a caution on lap 99 and only stopped for gas thereafter en route to his first career victory in his 23rd career truck start. The victory was the fourth in four races for Dodge.
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February 24, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
When the lead pack came charging toward the finish of Sunday's Daytona 500, all the big dogs were in the hunt. There were Dale Earnhardt Jr., the people's choice and last year's winner; Kurt Busch, the Nextel Cup champion; Tony Stewart, the 2002 champion; and Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, the Hendrick Motorsports partners who won 13 races last year. The flower of NASCAR was shooting it out on the high banks at 190 mph. And right in the midst of the skirmish was the No.
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April 14, 2002 | Tony Solorzano; Tim Dermody, From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Riggs led only once for the final 47 laps Saturday as he got his first NASCAR Busch series victory in his seventh start on the circuit at the Pepsi 300 at Gladeville, Tenn., tying a record for the quickest victory by a rookie. Johnny Rumley also won in his seventh start, in 1993. Riggs became the first rookie to win on the Busch circuit this season as crew chief Harold Holly gambled in the final pit stop, taking only two tires and gas.
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April 28, 2002 | MARTIN HENDERSON and DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scott Riggs had the car to beat. Greg Biffle had the car to beat him. But with Riggs making up spots during pit stops, and Biffle falling backward, it was Riggs who won the NASCAR Busch Series Auto Club 300 on Saturday at California Speedway. "[Biffle's] was the only car as good as ours, if not better," said Riggs, who passed 41 of 42 cars during the race and couldn't believe his good fortune when Biffle pitted under a yellow flag with 17 laps remaining. "I don't know what they were thinking."
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April 28, 2002 | MARTIN HENDERSON and DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scott Riggs had the car to beat. Greg Biffle had the car to beat him. But with Riggs making up spots during pit stops, and Biffle falling backward, it was Riggs who won the NASCAR Busch Series Auto Club 300 on Saturday at California Speedway. "[Biffle's] was the only car as good as ours, if not better," said Riggs, who passed 41 of 42 cars during the race and couldn't believe his good fortune when Biffle pitted under a yellow flag with 17 laps remaining. "I don't know what they were thinking."
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February 24, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
When the lead pack came charging toward the finish of Sunday's Daytona 500, all the big dogs were in the hunt. There were Dale Earnhardt Jr., the people's choice and last year's winner; Kurt Busch, the Nextel Cup champion; Tony Stewart, the 2002 champion; and Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, the Hendrick Motorsports partners who won 13 races last year. The flower of NASCAR was shooting it out on the high banks at 190 mph. And right in the midst of the skirmish was the No.
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February 11, 2006 | Jim Peltz
NASCAR's season formally starts tonight with 21 drivers competing in the Bud Shootout sprint under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. The field, comprising drivers who won pole positions last year and former Shootout winners, has a wide range of experience, from defending NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart to rookie Denny Hamlin. The race at the 2.
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July 19, 2005
NASCAR Nextel Cup points leaders: 1. Jimmie Johnson...2,672 2. Greg Biffle...2,595 3. Tony Stewart...2,587 4. Rusty Wallace...2,442 5. Kurt Busch...2,347 5. Ryan Newman...2,347 7. Mark Martin...2,320 8. Jeremy Mayfield...2,285 9. Elliott Sadler...2,276 10. Dale Jarrett...2,254 11. Jamie McMurray...2,233 12. Carl Edwards...2,200 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr....2,195 14. Kevin Harvick...2,149 15. Jeff Gordon...2,134 16. Matt Kenseth...2,104 17. Jeff Burton...2,085 18. Joe Nemechek...2,067 19. Kyle Busch.
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March 2, 2007 | Ed Hinton, Special to The Times
NASCAR is seriously considering mandating its Car of Tomorrow for all Nextel Cup races next season, a year ahead of schedule. But its winningest active driver, Jeff Gordon, has misgivings. And cutting-edge team owner Ray Evernham wants to wait and see how the COT develops in the 16 races in which it will be required this season.
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September 3, 2007 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Ray Evernham's race team had all the optimism in the world a year ago. Elliott Sadler had replaced Jeremy Mayfield, and Kasey Kahne was on the verge of qualifying for the NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. Kahne went on to finish eighth, Sadler's performance in the No. 19 Dodge was better than Mayfield's, and Scott Riggs improved to 20th in the standings. But this season has been horrible. Kahne is 21st in the standings, Sadler 26th and Riggs 37th.
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April 14, 2002 | Tony Solorzano; Tim Dermody, From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Riggs led only once for the final 47 laps Saturday as he got his first NASCAR Busch series victory in his seventh start on the circuit at the Pepsi 300 at Gladeville, Tenn., tying a record for the quickest victory by a rookie. Johnny Rumley also won in his seventh start, in 1993. Riggs became the first rookie to win on the Busch circuit this season as crew chief Harold Holly gambled in the final pit stop, taking only two tires and gas.
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April 8, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Riggs passed up a pit stop to grab the lead with 108 laps to go Saturday and made the same tires last for 151 laps to win the Advance Auto Parts 250 Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville, Va. Riggs, the series points leader entering the race, pitted for two tires during a caution on lap 99 and only stopped for gas thereafter en route to his first career victory in his 23rd career truck start. The victory was the fourth in four races for Dodge.
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October 25, 2000
RESULTS/SCHEDULE *--* Feb. 18 Daytona Beach, Fla. Mike Wallace Feb. 26 Miami Andy Houston March 18 Phoenix Joe Ruttman March 26 Mesa Marin Raceway Mike Wallace April 10 Martinsville, Va. Bobby Hamilton April 22 Portland, Ore. Andy Houston May 7 Gateway Int. Raceway Jack Sprague May 13 Memphis Jack Sprague May 21 Pikes Peak Int. Raceway Greg Biffle June 3 Evergreen Speedway Jack Sprague June 9 Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle June 17 Kentucky Speedway Greg Biffle June 24 Watkins Glen, N.Y.
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May 16, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gambled on tires and fuel and made it pay off Saturday night in Richmond, Va., outrunning Jimmie Johnson and Bobby Labonte over the last 45 laps for his third victory of the season. The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series points leader took the lead when Tony Stewart and most of the other contenders pitted for tires and fuel with 54 laps to go in the Chevy American Revolution 400.
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