The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on August 1, 1994 · Page 9
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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i II OBITUARIES 7 CLASSIFIED ADS Pages 8, 9 CHILDREN'S EXPRESS 10 l The Indianapolis Star Goodyeark bad year turns around in odd race Taking a look atlndyCars crystal ball Robin Miller 1 VI Brooklyn, Mich. - s iflndvCar peo ple aren't talking about the Brickyard 400 or Tony George's proposed secies or traction control, they're wondering out loud about who's going to drive where in 1995. As it stands today, the only things we think we know for sure are: Nigel Mansell won't be back with NewmanHaas and Mario Andretti is retiring. Scott Goodyear and Kenny Bernstein are no longer an item. Chip Ganassi is looking for an "A" driver. Derrick Walker is seeking a solid teammate for Robby Gordon. Budweiser is a free agent. Paul Tracy is coveted by many car owners, but is Roger Penske among them? Jim Hall still hasn't found what he's looking for. A.J. Foyt is still driving at Indy. So let's take a silly season peak at the drivers. MICHAEL ANDRETTI: Going back to be The Point Man at NewmanHaas for twice what Ganassi was paying with Kmart and Texaco remaining on board. RAUL BOESEL: Still fast and frustrated, "Stay Cool Raul" probably needs a change of scenery as it appears he's reached terminal velocity with Dick Simon. They've had a good run, but can't find a winning combination. Interviewed with Haas recently. EDDIE CHEEVER: Was Indy specialist until Foyt needed help. DOMINIC DOBSON: Got Pac-West off the ground and wants to keep driving. TEO FABI: Won't return with Hall. Formula 3000's Gil de Fer-ran may take the seat. ADRIAN FERNANDEZ: Rick Galles likes this kid's progress, as long as that Tecate Beer money keeps flowing. EMERSON FITTIPALDI: For sure, he stays the Marlboro Man with Penske. SCOTT GOODYEAR: If Budweiser stays with him, Goodyear can be reunited with Walker and Tim Wardrop, or maybe he Joins NewmanHaas. ROBBY GORDON: Valvoline loves IndyCar's most refreshing American driver, not to mention one of its best, and Walker keeps 'em both with a two-year contract extension. MIKE GROFF: Bobby Rahal likes Mike and they'll be together again with Honda power and crossed fingers. MAURICIO GUGELMTN: Brazilian F-l refugee has been steady and smooth as Ganassi's silent See MILLER Page 3 iUull aim 500 fat -rrar I ? ,v 7t, : teased. ft V' lb, 3t 1 Canadian survives attrition and wins despite running out of fuel. Associated Press CHAMPAGNE SHAMPOO: Scott Goodyear is doused with bubbly by Dominic Dobson. By Robin Miller STAR ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR Brooklyn, Mich. The annual Marlboro 500 played out its usual bizarre story line Sunday afternoon at the Michigan International Speedway. The winner ran out of fuel, none of the fast guys was around for the final 20 laps and teams with nothing much to cheer about all season used up their lungs. After three hours and 250 laps around the punishing 2-mile oval, Scott Goodyear was standing in victory lane and the crowd of 80,000 was sitting in disbelief. They witnessed Nigel Mansell, Michael Andretti, Raul Boesel and Al Un-ser Jr. go from first place to watching the race. They saw Mario Andretti, Robby Gordon and Emerson Flttipaldl knocking on the door only to be locked out. They saw only eight of the starters still going at the finish. And they looked on as a couple of deserving drivers finally got some good Marlboro 500 TOP FINISHERS I.Scott Goodyear LolaFord 2. Arte Luyendyk Lolallmor-D 3. Dominic Dobson LolaFord 4. TeoFabi Reynardllmor-D 5. Mark Smith LolaFord 6. Hiro Matsushita LolaFord 7. Willy T. Ribbs LolaFord 8. AIUnserJr Penskellmor-D 9. Raul Boesel LolaFord 10. Emerson Fittipaldi Penskellmor-D SERIES POINTS LEADERS Unser132; Fittipaldi 103; Michael Andretti 80; Robby Gordon 75; Paul Tracy 74. fortune. "We certainly weren't the quickest today and if everyone would have stayed In we wouldn't have won," said Goodyear, who started 12th, ran but of methanol on Lap 170 and finished just over a lap ahead of runner-up Arie Luyendyk. "But some days you don't have to be the fastest." In scoring his second career win (both at MIS) and first for Kenny Bernstein's BudweiserKing team, Goodyear led 26 laps (including the final 20) and averaged 159.800 mph in his '94 LolaFord. He never ran 227-228 mph laps like Mansell or Andretti, never dominated like Boesel (who led 120 laps) and never looked as secure as Unser. But the 34-year-old Canadian kept slugging after his fuel disaster and literally watched the race come back to him. "This isn't 200 miles, it's 500 and that's how you've got to approach it," said Goodyear, whose best previous finish in 1994 had been 10th. "We had quite a few dramas today, but we tried to sit back and run a certain pace so we could race at the end of the day. "It's a great relief to win and we'll take it any way we can get it. It's a great See GOODYEAR Page 3 y BUSINESS SAVVY: Dar-rell Waltrip knows as much about what sponsor labels go on his car as what goes under the hood. Here, he checks the Western Auto Chevrolet Lu-mina engine with a crew member (right). t Star Staff Photo Greg Grlffo Waltrip i awed' NASCAR Today's drivers are following his sponsor-driven approach to the sport. By Tom Rietmann STAR STAFF WRITER When Darrell Waltrip first became a regular on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit 20 years ago, he quickly earned a nickname among stock car veterans. "Jaws" is what Cale Yarbor-ough called Waltrip, because the young driver .talked non-stop. But, fact is, stock car racing today owes a bundle to "Jaws" for his eloquent speeches and amiable behavior. Waltrip, along with Richard Petty just before him, ushered in a new breed of NASCAR driver individuals who also are personable businessmen, accommodating with the media and responsive to sponsorship needs. Unlike the good ol' days. Just being a good ol' boy Is no longer enough in NASCAR. Waltrip foresaw the future, got a Jump on it and played a huge part in launching his sport toward the high profile It enjoys heading into the inaugural Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "It wasn't so much that I helped change the image of Win ston Cup drivers," Waltrip insisted recently. "The real story is that my career started at the same time as corporate America began having an interest in the sport, and these corporate people wanted to be involved with drivers who could speak well and represent their products on a professional level." Waltrip, now 47 and the owner of his own racing team, became a full-time NASCAR Winston Cup er plane JL competitor in 1975. At the time, Petty reigned as king of the sport. Petty also reigned in other areas. "Richard Petty was always way ahead of the field when it came to marketing his race team and himself," said Jim Hunter, president of Darlington (N.C.) Speedway and a former sportswriter who covered racing in the 1960s. "Petty always had a business See SPONSORS Page 3 ream Team offers no goodwill to college stars By Wendy E. Lane ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland, Calif. For one half at least. Dream Team II should have been glad the scoreboards at Oakland Coliseum Arena weren't working. Playing the collegians who represented the United States in the Goodwill Games, the NBA's top pros looked a little ragged in the first half Sunday, one day before they were to leave for Toronto and the World Championships. In the game's first 14 minutes. Dream Team II put up just 40 points but still beat the Goodwill Games team 113-75. "I don't think we shot the ball that well and played that well overall," said Kevin Johnson, who had game highs of eight . assists and 24 minutes. "But we have so much talent it makes up for a lot of mistakes that we have. Those guys threw us off because they're good one-on-one players, and we never got in sync." Shaquille O'Neal led the Dream Teamers with 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 18 minutes. Tyus Edney of UCLA led the Goodwill Gamef team with 13 points, and; Wisconsin's Michael Finley and Michigan State's Shawn Respert each had 11. All five of the arena's scoreboards were out of commission during the first half, so public address announcer Dick Callaghan had to give the score after every basket. A jetlagged Goodwill Games team, which won the bronze medal at St. Petersburg, Russia, shot only 34 percent in the first half, yet cut Dream Team H's lead to seven points, 42-35. with 4:36 left to go. After that, the Dream Teamers picked up the pace and widened their lead to 57-37 at halftime. They stretched the margin to 38 points several times late in the game. "Even though we're Just collegians, they took it to us like they were in Toronto right now," Finley said. And that was just the warmup act. Reggie Miller said. Russia, Croatia, Italy and the like better watch out. "We want to crush them. We want to demoralize them," Miller said. "We don't want to cause any international Incidents or anything, but we'll get angrier in Toronto." A few sequences Sunday were definitely dreamlike, such as the game's opening play See DREAM TEAM Page 4 jr gut i YV ; 51 " Associated Press JAM LESSON: Shaquille O'Neal slams home two points as Goodwill team "youngsters" Scotty Thurman (left), Andrew DeClercq (center) and Lou Roe watch helplessly during Dream Team It's rout. Recent draft picks figure to saturate Colts' roster By Mike Chapped STAR STAFF WRITER Anderson, Ind. The Indianapolis Colts appear to have been caught in a draft. Again. Although the serious weeding out of unnecessary bodies at training camp won't begin in earnest for another couple of weeks, all indications point to the Colts' eventual 53-man active roster being saturated with recent draft picks. Young is in. Young talent, that is. "I think because of the new system, every team Is going to be more dependent on younger kids," Coach Ted Marchibroda said. "It's a concern when you're so young, but this may always be the case from here on out." As a result of the league's $34.6 million salary cap, teams are being forced to counter-balance the heavy salaries of marquee veterans at the top end of their pay scale with lighter compensation of fresh faces at the bottom. Profit-See COLTS Page 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Milwaukee New York NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 9 Philadelphia 5 New York 6 Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 9 St. Louis 7 5 Boston 2 Los Angeles 7 Houston 1 Toronto 6 Baltimore 4 Kansas City 9 Minnesota 5 Chicago 8 Seattle 1 California i 4 Texas 3 Detroit ;1 5 Oakland 4 San Francisco 9 Colorado Louisville 5 Indians 2

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