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May 13, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Sharp will miss the Indianapolis 500 May 25 because of a head injury he suffered in a crash during practice last Friday. The 29-year-old racer from Danville, Calif., was knocked unconscious when his car slammed into the wall. He regained consciousness but was hospitalized overnight. Sharp was back at the track Saturday, hoping to be cleared to drive by early this week, but a subsequent CT scan revealed a brain bruise.
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August 7, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Scott Kazmir was barely audible when speaking to reporters after his last outing before Saturday, so embarrassed was he by giving up a franchise-worst 13 runs. Nearly a month later, the Angels pitcher didn't need to utter one word to convey what his pitching said for him. He's back. And he might be better than ever as an Angel. In his first start since spending nearly a month on the disabled list because of shoulder fatigue, Kazmir pitched five superb innings at Comerica Park during the Angels' 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
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May 22, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from St. Louis -- Whatever adjustments Angels starting pitcher Scott Kazmir made Saturday worked. In a big way. The left-hander retired 17 consecutive batters at one point over seven sharp innings to bounce back from a string of subpar starts during the Angels' 10-7 victory over St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Kazmir came into the game having lost three consecutive starts and confidence in almost every aspect of his pitching -- his dipping velocity, his out-of-whack arm slot and ineffective slider.
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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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August 2, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Even the best pilots flame out once in a while. Just ask Tom Cruise, who luckily escaped injury when his Nissan 200SX hit the wall during the Sports Car Grand Prix at Pocono International Raceway in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Cruise got out of the car himself and walked to an ambulance. He was taken to the infield hospital and released. Cruise, who races for fellow actor-racer thespian Paul Newman's Danbury, Conn.
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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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June 10, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Sharp won his second consecutive Casino Magic 500, crossing the finish line under caution after a crash ended an exciting three-car duel for the lead Saturday night in an Indy Racing League event at Fort Worth. Sharp was in a battle with Greg Ray and Eddie Cheever for the lead when the other two competitors were taken out by a crash on the 196th of 200 laps. Ray was in front when he was bumped as he tried to pass Robby McGehee's lapped car.
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May 19, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Sharp, who will start on the pole in the May 27 Indianapolis 500, is a walking, talking commercial for the Indy Racing League and the 500, centerpiece of the IRL. He has been part of the young league since its inception in 1996. In fact, he was co-champion of the first IRL season, although he sheepishly reminds you, "It was only three races." Sharp, a second-generation driver whose father, Bob, was a sports car champion, was driving for A.J.
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October 7, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sam Hornish Jr. overtook Scott Sharp a few feet from the finish line Saturday to cap his championship season by winning the Chevy 500 at Fort Worth in the closest 1-2-3 finish in IRL history. Hornish, 22, led 114 of 200 laps, but Sharp passed him high on the 193rd lap and held the lead until the end. Hornish won by 0.188 seconds--by about a nose. Robbie Buhl finished third, .0468 seconds, or about half a car-length, behind Hornish.
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October 7, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sam Hornish Jr. overtook Scott Sharp a few feet from the finish line Saturday to cap his championship season by winning the Chevy 500 at Fort Worth in the closest 1-2-3 finish in IRL history. Hornish, 22, led 114 of 200 laps, but Sharp passed him high on the 193rd lap and held the lead until the end. Hornish won by 0.188 seconds--by about a nose. Robbie Buhl finished third, .0468 seconds, or about half a car-length, behind Hornish.
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June 10, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Sharp won his second consecutive Casino Magic 500, crossing the finish line under caution after a crash ended an exciting three-car duel for the lead Saturday night in an Indy Racing League event at Fort Worth. Sharp was in a battle with Greg Ray and Eddie Cheever for the lead when the other two competitors were taken out by a crash on the 196th of 200 laps. Ray was in front when he was bumped as he tried to pass Robby McGehee's lapped car.
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May 19, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Sharp, who will start on the pole in the May 27 Indianapolis 500, is a walking, talking commercial for the Indy Racing League and the 500, centerpiece of the IRL. He has been part of the young league since its inception in 1996. In fact, he was co-champion of the first IRL season, although he sheepishly reminds you, "It was only three races." Sharp, a second-generation driver whose father, Bob, was a sports car champion, was driving for A.J.
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June 12, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Sharp won the fastest race in Indy Racing League history by the closest margin, and became the circuit's winningest driver. Sharp finished just ahead of Robby McGehee, winning the rain-delayed Casino Magic 500 at Fort Worth by 0.059 of a second Sunday. Emerging from the final caution period on lap 188 for a 20-lap run to the finish line at Texas Motor Speedway, Sharp and McGehee went side-by-side and nose-to-tail the last seven laps on the 1 1/2-mile oval.
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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.
SPORTS
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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March 23, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After missing most of the 1997 Indy Racing League season because of a series of head injuries, Scott Sharp demonstrated Sunday that he was as sharp as his name by winning the Dura-Lube 200 in a tense finish with series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart led the most laps, 127 of 200, and ran the fastest lap, 163.666 mph early in the race, but at the end, he was no match for Sharp in a three-lap shootout at Phoenix International Raceway that had an estimated 30,000 fans on their feet.
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March 23, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After missing most of the 1997 Indy Racing League season because of a series of head injuries, Scott Sharp demonstrated Sunday that he was as sharp as his name by winning the Dura-Lube 200 in a tense finish with series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart led the most laps, 127 of 200, and ran the fastest lap, 163.666 mph early in the race, but at the end, he was no match for Sharp in a three-lap shootout at Phoenix International Raceway that had an estimated 30,000 fans on their feet.
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