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NASCAR's 'Gentle Giant' Buddy Baker dies

...appearance.Baker rode for more than 30 years and was honored as one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers in 1998. He was the first driver to exceed 200 mph on a closed course. The milestone came in 1970 at Talla dega Superspeedway, where he won four times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-08-10/nascars-gentle-giant-buddy
French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi dies from October injuries

...drivers of this generation, from a family that has such a strong presence in the history of the sport."Bianchi is the first driver to die of injuries sustained in an F1 race since three-time world champion Ayrton Senna and Austrian driver Roland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-18/french-formual-1-dri
Jeff Gordon has knack for finding unprotected barriers

...STOPS: A blown engine in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway made Landon Cassill the first driver since Glenn Dunaway in 1949 to start the season with consecutive last-place finishes ... According to Sports Business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-04/jeff-gordon-has-knack-find
Failure is higher in new test

Just before taking her first driver's license test in Augusta recently, Gia Huynh learned that...effect in January, 20 percent of the people who have taken their first driver's license test have failed, according to Georgia Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/25/met_398383.shtml
Metro
Hamlin gets sweep at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. ? Denny Hamlin became the first driver in 17 years to sweep Darlington Raceway, winning the...Nationwide Series race Friday night, Hamlin became the first driver since Mark Martin in 1993 to sweep the Darlington weekend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2010-05-09/hamlin-gets-sweep
Nascar | Sports
NASCAR newsmaker: Regan Smith

...SMITH No. 78 Chevrolet - Furniture Row RacingFor the second time in his Sprint Cup Series career, Regan Smith was the first driver across the finish line last Saturday at Darlington Raceway. But for the first time he was declared the winner.Nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-05-11/nascar-newsmaker-regan-smi
Nascar | Sports
Engine derails driver's record bid

LAS VEGAS --- Matt Kenseth 's attempt to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win the season's first three races went up in smoke Sunday at the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/02/nas_513240.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR makes technical change to hood tether

JOLIET, Ill. -- Kevin Harvick will try Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway to become the first driver in the Winston Cup era to win the first three races at a new track. Jeff Gordon, one of only four drivers who have won the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/12/nas_380955.shtml
Nascar
Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond

...pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the...pole position in 47 Nextel Cup races, and became the first driver in NASCAR to accomplish the pole sweep since Mark Martin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/14/nas_453146.shtml
Nascar
Hendrick still a force despite troubles

...I signed with him, it was under the stipulation we might not run all the races," says Geoff Bodine, Hendrick's first driver. So, that's where a man who transforms a sport begins, as a car dealer hoping to race a full season at stock car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/15/oth_222548.shtml
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