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South Bend Tribune & WSBT ReportLAKEVILLE -- The sport of auto racing lost a true legend Wednesday with the death of Robert "Bob" Newton, founder and owner of Hoosier Racing Tire. A company spokesperson confirmed to WSBT on Wednesday night that Newton had died at the age of 85....
Tags: Car Tires, Auto Racing
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan musician Kid Rock is adding another moniker to his storied career: Grand Marshal. The Grammy nominated, multiplatinum-selling rocker will serve as the Pure Michigan 400 Grand Marshal on Sunday at the Michigan...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- Fourteen-year-old Fred Hoekstra was sitting in the Playland Park raceway stands that day, when a man came down the walkway looking for volunteers. "He was looking for guys to be timers," said Hoekstra, who is now 74. "So me and my buddy...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A bill that would authorize a fundraising license plate connected to an anti-abortion group could soon advance in the Republican-led Michigan Senate. Legislation that would allow the license plate linked to Right to Life of...
Tags: Abortion, Politics, Social Issues, Auto Racing, Human Rights
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group that advocates for gay youth is one of nearly three dozen organizations that would have to pull their specialty license plates off the market under legislation approved by an Indiana House panel Wednesday. The House...
SOUTH BEND – What if South Bend, named for the southern-most bend of the St. Joseph River, wasn’t the fourth largest city in Indiana? What if the University of Notre Dame and the RV capital of the world were technically in Michigan? And...
Tags: Auto Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for comments he made on his Twitter account about public breastfeeding. According to multiple media reports, Kahne posted messages on his account that he saw a mother breastfeeding a...
Tags: Facebook, Kasey Kahne, Social Media, Human Body, Auto Racing
As a boy, Tom Lowe frequently ordered slot cars and model kits from the Auto World catalog that arrived in his family’s mailbox. And like many other youngsters who built and collected model cars, Lowe says he dreamed of visiting the company’...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Tim Brown’s Heisman Trophy had roughly 3½ years to accumulate dust by the time Theo Riddick came roaring into the world. The Notre Dame junior wide receiver and aspiring returnman admits he hasn’t seen much of Brown, a...
The racing tragedy in Las Vegas that claimed the life of two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon is moving across racing circuits. In the South Bend area, relatives of native son and NASCAR racer Ryan Newman are taking news of Wheldon's death hard. Even...
Tags: Auto Racing, Indianapolis 500, Ryan Newman
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going. Now, his third championship is there for the taking....
NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format. None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday came as much of a surprise....
Tags: Politics, France, Elections, Entertainment, Tony Stewart
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