IRL: Pikes Peak Notes

July 15, 1998 Former NFL coach, current truck racer Jerry Glanville plans Colorado Springs appearance next week FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Former coach Jerry Glanville will sign autographs from 4-7 p.m. at the grand opening of Phil Long's Motor...

July 15, 1998

Former NFL coach, current truck racer Jerry Glanville plans Colorado Springs appearance next week

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Former coach Jerry Glanville will sign autographs from 4-7 p.m. at the grand opening of Phil Long's Motor City Value Car Lot in Colorado Springs before he races his UniFirst Fords at Pikes Peak International Raceway in the Tempus Resorts 300K NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race presented by The Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and the KIDDE Safety NASCAR Winston West events on July 25 and 26, respectively. Motor City Value Car Lot is located on Nevada Avenue at the Broadmoor exit off I-25. Contact Marti Rompf (734) 354-9381 to schedule interviews. Hornaday's win tightens NASCAR Craftsman Truck points race

Ron Hornaday, driving on badly worn tires, held on Sunday to win his 21st career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Nazareth Speedway. Hornaday, who started 10th, drove his Chevrolet into the lead on the 57th of 200 laps around the one-mile speedway and never gave up the front-running position. He beat Stacy Compton's Ford by 3.985 seconds.

Compton, who crashed his primary truck in qualifying, was forced to start at the rear in a substitute machine. He carved Hornaday's lead in half, after passing Jack Sprague's Chevrolet for second-Place with five laps remaining.

The last lap was a wild one: Sprague, running third, crashed on the backstretch and came to a halt in the track's third turn as his truck caught fire. Joe Ruttman, battling for third-place with Jay Sauter, hit the fourth turn wall a split second later but limped to a fifth-place finish. Neither driver was injured, nor were 11 other competitors whose trucks were knocked out of the race by accidents. Rookie Reeves to replace veteran Guerrero

Jack and Allan Pagan of Pagan Racing announced this week that it has signed Stevie Reeves to replace Roberto Guerrero as the driver for the team's Oldsmobile/Dallara for the remainder of the season including the Radisson 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Reeves, the 31-year-old former USAC National Midget champion, will make his first competitive appearance in an Indy Racing League event in the VisionAire 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway July 25. NFL Ravens take a look at Davey Hamilton

Davey Hamilton spent three days in Baltimore with Jerry Simmons, the strength and conditioning coach for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. Simmons evaluated Hamilton's strength, cardiovascular fitness, training regimen and eating habits. "We went over my workouts and nutritional habits, and I learned quite a bit about what I need to do to improve in both areas," said Hamilton. "I went out on the field with some of the players." Ray To Fill In For Injured Boat In Foyt's Car At Dover

Indianapolis 500 front-row starter Greg Ray will replace injured Billy Boat as driver of the Conseco/A.J. Foyt Racing entry in the Pep Boys 400K on July 19 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Boat is expected to return for the Radisson 200 at PPIR

For tickets to any PPIR event: call (719) 382-RACE or toll-free (888) 511-PPIR; or visit PPIR (Exit 122 off Interstate 25) during regular business hours, the Pit Stop Shop at 1432-A Market St. in the LoDo Section of Downton Denver, all Front Range King Soopers or the Internet at www.ppir.com

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Series IndyCar , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jay Sauter , Stacy Compton , Greg Ray , Davey Hamilton , Roberto Guerrero , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Joe Ruttman , Jerry Simmons , Stevie Reeves , A.J. Foyt