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NASCAR examines field-filling practices

CONCORD, N.C. - NASCAR should not have allowed Joe Ruttman to start last week's Nextel Cup Subway 400 at North...earned $54,196 just for starting the race. "The Joe Ruttman thing was sort of a sham," NASCAR vice president Jim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/29/nas_406267.shtml
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Officials to look at how grid is built

...starting grid is built. The sport was embarrassed Sunday by Joe Ruttman, who showed up with a car, but no crew for the Subway...from showing up to collect last-place money. "The Joe Ruttman thing was sort of a sham," Hunter said. "We always...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/26/nas_405917.shtml
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Racing facts: Line-X 225

...afternoon of shifting and braking. Morris News Service pick: Boris Said. Other drivers to watch: Mike Wallace, Joe Ruttman, Jack Sprague, Randy Tolsma and Greg Biffle. Other key races: Sunday - Grand Prix of Britain (Formula 1) at Silverstone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/20/oth_288194.shtml
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There are plenty of reasons to watch ARCA race

...unparalleled attention. For those in NASCAR, it can be the first step in a long career.Benny Parsons, Tim Richmond, Joe Ruttman, Lennie Pond, Kyle Petty, Mike Wallace, Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch all got their stock car careers started with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2010-02-06/there-are-plenty-reasons-w
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Earnhardt takes lead to Talladega

...during the 37th lap. Although his car was too damaged to finish the race, he still didn't finish last. As usual, Joe Ruttman ran just 34 laps and parked. By the time NASCAR was finished cleaning up Hillenburg's mess, Ruttman was already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/19/nas_412706.shtml
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Hornaday wins 20th race

...averaged 80.833 mph. Sprague, who also drove a Chevrolet, finished where he started, as did the third-place Ford of Joe Ruttman. Mike Wallace brought his Chevrolet from the eighth starting position to claim fourth, followed by Randy Tolsma in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/21/oth_231471.shtml
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Truckers chase $100,000 bonus

...That's why we still do it." Two-time and defending Craftsman champion Ron Hornaday, Butch Miller, Rick Carelli and Joe Ruttman also have traveled that road, and are no less excited by the potential of a big payday. They will vie for the bonus...

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Kenseth turns in worst finish of year

...THE FIELD: When grand marshal Arnold Palmer gave the command to start the engines , there weren't any crewmen in Joe Ruttman's pit stall. A couple crewmen appeared, however, after a NASCAR official went to the pit stall during the warm-up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/15/nas_408837.shtml
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'Field fillers' invade NASCAR

...McDuffie spent a career running in the back. So did Dave Marcis, Buddy Arrington and Jimmy Means. But not until Joe Ruttman showed up at the North Carolina Speedway in February without a pit crew - his plan was to run a few laps, then quit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/25/nas_409931.shtml
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Toyota jumps in front

...said it will compete at Phoenix in November with another Nextel Cup driver. PIT STOPS: Five drivers - Johnny Sauter, Joe Ruttman, Andy Belmont, Kirk Shelmerdine and Andy Hillenburg - needed provisional exemptions based on last year car owner standings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/13/nas_408635.shtml
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