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March 3, 1990
Elliott Almond's article, "Family Says Drug Test Falsified," has shed new light on the demise of one of NASCAR's bright stars. Those of us who saw Tim Richmond race know that he had attained the driver's goal of being a part of the car. Unfortunately, we will read of many more sports figures who will be maligned by bogus drug-testing procedures and those that will perish from AIDS. T.L. COLEMAN SR., San Bernardino
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March 3, 1990
Elliott Almond's article, "Family Says Drug Test Falsified," has shed new light on the demise of one of NASCAR's bright stars. Those of us who saw Tim Richmond race know that he had attained the driver's goal of being a part of the car. Unfortunately, we will read of many more sports figures who will be maligned by bogus drug-testing procedures and those that will perish from AIDS. T.L. COLEMAN SR., San Bernardino
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Tim Richmond, suspended from competition by NASCAR, Sunday denied using drugs and underwent a second drug test in an effort to clear himself. Richmond, 32, was suspended Saturday after testing positive for drug use. Richmond submitted another urine sample Saturday night. Results of the test probably won't be known for at least two days. "There's been a mistake made on this drug test some way or another," Richmond said. "I am not guilty."
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February 24, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Forest Tennant, who for more than a month has been at the center of controversy regarding his drug-testing methods and credibility, Friday resigned as the NFL's drug adviser. The NFL issued a four-paragraph statement here saying Tennant, a West Covina drug-treatment expert, cited his many non-NFL commitments as a reason for his stepping down. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue accepted the resignation, effective April 1.
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August 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Tim Richmond, a former Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year whose subsequent stock car racing career was cut short by controversy and illness nearly two years ago, is dead at age 34. Richmond died Sunday with his parents at his side in Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, his physician, David Dodson, said Tuesday. Dodson, citing the wishes of the family and medical confidentiality, declined to give the cause of death or talk about Richmond's medical condition.
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August 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Stock car driver Tim Richmond contracted AIDS "through heterosexual contact" and died of complications from the disease at age 34, a physician close to the driver's family said today. Dr. David W. Dodson, the attending physician at the time of Richmond's death Sunday, confirmed earlier reports that Richmond had AIDS.
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August 20, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Tim Richmond was a hard man to understand. He ran so fast, in the fast lane of life, that the memories of his 34 years are filled more with intrigue, mystery and innuendo than with fact. He died the same way, secretively. The end came last Sunday in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Perhaps in keeping with all that had preceded it, the announcement of his death was not made until Tuesday.
SPORTS
June 15, 1986
Tim Richmond, driving a Chevrolet, set a qualifying record of 172.031 m.p.h. to win the pole for today's Miller High Life 400 stock car race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
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May 26, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Former NASCAR star Tim Richmond is listed in fair and stable condition in a Florida hospital from injuries he suffered in a recent motorcycle accident, the Charlotte Observer reported. Details on the accident were not available, the newspaper said. Richmond, who won six races during the 1986 Winston Cup season, came down with pneumonia in late 1986 and hasn't competed on the Winston Cup circuit since a limited schedule in 1987.
SPORTS
February 23, 1990
Dr. Forest Tennant is no longer working for NASCAR as its drug adviser, a spokesman for the premier stock car sanctioning body said Thursday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tennant is the executive director of Community Health Projects, Inc., a group of drug-treatment clinics headquartered in West Covina.
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February 21, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Late in 1986, stock car driver Tim Richmond was hospitalized for pneumonia. But, as he soon discovered, that was secondary to a more serious illness: He was diagnosed with AIDS, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Richmond, 31 at the time, did not want to quit racing. And he did not. He was named NASCAR's driver of the year for 1986, and planned to continue driving for as long as his strength would last. But it was not AIDS that knocked him out of racing.
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August 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Stock car driver Tim Richmond contracted AIDS from an unknown woman and died of complications caused by the disease, a physician close to the driver's family said Wednesday. "There's no way of knowing who that woman was," David W. Dodson said at a news conference. "Tim was a celebrity with a lot of charisma--a handsome guy. He naturally attracted a lot of women."
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August 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Stock car driver Tim Richmond contracted AIDS "through heterosexual contact" and died of complications from the disease at age 34, a physician close to the driver's family said today. Dr. David W. Dodson, the attending physician at the time of Richmond's death Sunday, confirmed earlier reports that Richmond had AIDS.
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August 20, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Tim Richmond was a hard man to understand. He ran so fast, in the fast lane of life, that the memories of his 34 years are filled more with intrigue, mystery and innuendo than with fact. He died the same way, secretively. The end came last Sunday in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Perhaps in keeping with all that had preceded it, the announcement of his death was not made until Tuesday.
SPORTS
August 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Tim Richmond, a former Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year whose subsequent stock car racing career was cut short by controversy and illness nearly two years ago, is dead at age 34. Richmond died Sunday with his parents at his side in Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, his physician, David Dodson, said Tuesday. Dodson, citing the wishes of the family and medical confidentiality, declined to give the cause of death or talk about Richmond's medical condition.
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May 26, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Former NASCAR star Tim Richmond is listed in fair and stable condition in a Florida hospital from injuries he suffered in a recent motorcycle accident, the Charlotte Observer reported. Details on the accident were not available, the newspaper said. Richmond, who won six races during the 1986 Winston Cup season, came down with pneumonia in late 1986 and hasn't competed on the Winston Cup circuit since a limited schedule in 1987.
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February 14, 1988 | SHAV GLICK
The dispute between Tim Richmond and NASCAR will have to wait until after today's Daytona 500. Because the controversial driver did not practice in a Winston Cup car during the week, he is not eligible to drive today, even as a backup driver. Richmond, who tested positive in a NASCAR drug-substance test Feb. 5 and then tested negative in a similar test several days later, held a press conference at his hotel Saturday and again said he was innocent in the drug controversy.
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