MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011
Sat., Nov. 26, 2011, 11:43 a.m.
A couple of important things to remember about long shots is that first, in order to win, they must have very good aim, and second, they generally have to deal with the issue of low expectations. At times, it seemed that NASCAR fans, who have...
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, 7:43 p.m.
Tony Stewart’s quest for a third title was derailed early when contact with debris—of origin unknown—punched a hole in the grille of his No. 14 Chevrolet the size of a small saucer. Stewart fell to 40th in the running order, while his crew made repairs...
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, 9:02 a.m.
Brad Keselowski held off a furious charge from new series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the final lap to secure his fifth victory of the season and the 17th of his career.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, 8:05 a.m.
Speaking of good guys, I am thankful for Jimmie Johnson. His five-year consecutive reign will end on Nov. 20, but for the past half decade the articulate, urbane champion has helped NASCAR make tremendous strides in changing its public perception from also-ran to frontrunner. What...
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2011
Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, 8:51 a.m.
Austin Dillon is the first driver in series history to win the rookie of the year title in his first full season and the series championship the following year.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011
Mon., Nov. 7, 2011, 9:08 a.m.
With his fourth victory in the Chase and the 43rd of his career, Tony Stewart put a dent in runner-up Carl Edwards’ series lead, scoring maximum points (48) to trim Edwards’ advantage from eight to three points with two races left in the season.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011
Sun., Oct. 30, 2011, 5:11 p.m.
The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship is far from over as Tony Stewart win on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway closed the gap between himself and points leader Carl Edwards to a mere eight markers with three races left in the season.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011
Sat., Oct. 29, 2011, 4:08 p.m.
Denny Hamlin’s first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 12 starts, adding the driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to the list of drivers, now 23 in number, who have won at least one race in each of NASCAR’s top...
Sat., Oct. 29, 2011, 10:39 a.m.
The Cinderella story is one of the coolest experiences in sports, a moment in time when the team or athlete from which people expect very little goes out and kicks some tailpipe, advancing much further than anyone ever anticipated. In the 2011 Chase to the...
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011
Fri., Oct. 14, 2011, 6:58 p.m.
With one start at Spokane County Raceway under his belt on the series, Spokane's Braeden Havens is confident that his No. 09 Hilliard Enterprises Chevrolet has the speed in it to secure a starting position in Saturday night's NASCAR Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 to be...
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
Sat., July 23, 2011, 8 a.m.
Austin Dillon scored his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory with a pit stop strategy that took two new tires while his competitors picked up four. From there the grandson of Richard Childress scooted around Johnny Sauter with less then 25 laps to...
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
Mon., July 4, 2011, 8:19 a.m.
Greg Pursley is the hottest driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series after a win at his hometrack just outside of Los Angeles. Leading the championship standings, the victory added to his points total as the series heads to the Northwestern United States with stops...
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
Sun., July 3, 2011, 8:14 a.m.
David Ragan’s atonement for a Daytona 500 miscue couldn’t have come at a better time. In a contract year, with rumors swirling about a possible driver change in the No. 6 Ford and possible dissatisfaction on the part of sponsor UPS (also in a contract...
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
Sat., July 2, 2011, 6:23 a.m.
Joey Logano took the checkered flag as many of the cars that had led into the final turn—including those of Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola, Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler—wrecked behind him.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
Mon., June 27, 2011, 12:27 a.m.
By staying out front for most of the afternoon, Kurt Busch avoided the wildness exploding behind him — including a revenge play featuring Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers and sustained late-race drama involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a host of extras.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
Sun., June 26, 2011, 12:33 a.m.
The scheduled 50-lap race on Road America’s 4.048-mile road course needed three green-white-checkered-flag attempts to determine a winner, and even on Lap 57, it was difficult to see that Reed Sorenson had won his first race since 2007.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
Mon., June 13, 2011, 10:33 a.m.
The ICAR Late Model Series rolled into North Central Washington and when the dust settled Colton Garber and Eric Hector were heading home with first place trophies.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Sun., June 12, 2011, 9:43 a.m.
Greg Pursley, who set a track record in winning the Coors Light Pole Award on the .375-mile track earlier in the day, extended his lead in the championship standings to 201 points. It’s the largest lead any series driver in the past 20 years has...
Sun., June 12, 2011, 9:38 a.m.
Johnny Sauter, who had passed Hornaday for the lead with a powerful run through Turn 4 on Lap 130, was penalized for moving from the outside lane to in front of Hornaday before crossing the start/finish line on a green-white-checkered restart on Lap 167. The...
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
Mon., June 6, 2011, 7:21 a.m.
Brad Keselowski has now captured two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories in his career. Each has come with excitment as this time the Michigan native stretched his fuel to the end for a win at Kansas Speedway.
Mon., June 6, 2011, 6:34 a.m.
Spencer Massey drove his FRAM/Prestone dragster to a winning 3.821-second run at 319.07 mph to beat Top Fuel points leader Del Worsham on a holeshot. It was Massey’s second consecutive win of the season (Topeka) and fourth of his career.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Sun., June 5, 2011, 7:30 a.m.
Bowyer, from Emporia, Kan., beat Johnny Sauter to the finish line by 1.695 seconds to claim his third victory in 11 starts in the series. Todd Bodine ran third, followed by James Buescher and Joey Coulter, who passed Kyle Busch on the last of 167...
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.
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