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...
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011
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...
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.
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
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
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.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.