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  • Jim Rathmann dies at 83; winner of 1960 Indianapolis 500

    Jim Rathmann dies at 83; winner of 1960 Indianapolis 500
    Jim Rathmann, a race-car driver who won the 1960 Indianapolis 500 in a back-and-forth duel with Rodger Ward that is often called the most exciting race in Indy's history, has died. He was 83.
  • Les Richter dies at 79; ex-Ram guided auto racing's growth in Southern California

    Les Richter dies at 79; ex-Ram guided auto racing's growth in Southern California
    Les Richter, twice a key force in establishing big-league auto racing in Southern California after a career as an all-pro linebacker with the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday. He was 79. Richter died at Riverside Community Hospital after suffering a brain...

    PASSINGS: Peggy Rea, Tom Carnegie, Marie Lillo, Shearlean Duke

    PASSINGS: Peggy Rea, Tom Carnegie, Marie Lillo, Shearlean Duke
    Peggy Rea Character actress on 'The Waltons,' 'Dukes of Hazzard' Peggy Rea, 89, a hearty character actress best known for her TV roles on "The Waltons," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Grace Under Fire," died Feb. 5, said the Santa Barbara Cemetery Assn....

    NASCAR's Carl Edwards says Chase just starting

     
    The top nine drivers in NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup title playoff are so close with seven races left that “it’s still as if we’re just starting the Chase,” driver Carl Edwards said Wednesday. Edwards is tied with Kevin...

    Dan Wheldon crash: Two injured drivers treated and released

     
    Two other IndyCar drivers involved in the 15-car wreck that killed British driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday were treated for minor injuries, their teams said.