Stories tagged: nascar
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Talladega will no longer be NASCAR elimination race in 2017
NASCAR has decided that unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway won’t be an elimination race in next year’s championship Chase, instead taking the pivotal stop to Kansas Speedway.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Earnhardt gets favorite car “Amelia” back for Talladega
The beloved car “Amelia” will be back at Talladega Superspeedway after Hendrick Motorsports rebuilt the Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive on Sunday.
Sun., April 24, 2016, 10 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: Edwards passes Kyle Busch on last lap to win at Richmond
Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond (Virginia) …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Penguins close out Rangers in Game 5 rout
Pittsburgh ended its postseason hex against the New York Rangers emphatically Saturday, lighting up Henrik Lundqvist in a remarkably easy 6-3 rout in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Digest: Sharks blow 3-goal lead, but rally to eliminate Kings 6-3
Joonas Donskoi broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks blew a three-goal lead before rallying to wrap up their first-round …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine
Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 7:13 p.m.
Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Speedway
Carl Edwards took his first celebratory back flip of the season and easily stuck the landing.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 11:10 p.m.
Kyle Busch turns in another weekend sweep
Kyle Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night at Texas to complete his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson knows how to win in Texas
Jimmie Johnson certainly knows his way to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 10:38 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins again for weekend sweep at Martinsville
Kyle Busch finally figured out Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway in his truck victory on Saturday.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to franchise record 64th win
Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 33 points, LaMarcus Aldrige had 31 points and 15 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the visiting Toronto Raptors 102-95 Saturday night for their …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 9:46 p.m.
Twins Caleb and Cody Martin are transferring from North Carolina State.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Auto Racing roundup: Jimmie Johnson takes record sixth victory at Fontana
Jimmie Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for the Southern California native’s record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Fontana, California
Sat., March 19, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
NASCAR Roundup: Old asphalt, new package point toward fine racing at Fontana
The gloriously weathered asphalt on Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile track has a long history of producing four-wide racing and fantastic finishes. NASCAR’s new low-downforce package has already created excitement and …
Sun., March 13, 2016, 9:36 p.m.
Harvick nips Edwards in wild finish for 8th Phoenix win
For the second time in a month, two cars crossed the finish line seemingly together and no one was sure who won.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 6:49 p.m.
Suarez sidesteps questions about France’s endorsement of Trump
NASCAR’s first full-time Mexican driver sidestepped questions Friday about chairman Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump while expressing pride in his heritage.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee is leaving Louisville to become Lovie Smith’s first hire at Illinois. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said that he understood McGee’s decision to leave after two seasons …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch late to win at Las Vegas
Brad Keselowski spent nearly a full year winless and watching while Team Penske teammate Joey Logano went to Victory Lane five times.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Newsmakers: Kolton Wong signs long-term deal with St. Louis Cardinals
Tue., March 1, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
Brian France sends wrong message with Donald Trump endorsement
Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump sure will do wonders for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program. You know, the effort to recruit minorities, including Mexicans, into the sport.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Column: SHR move to Ford could mean tension with Hendrick
A late caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway gave Kevin Harvick one futile, final chance to beat Jimmie Johnson.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Johnson ties Earnhardt with 76th career Cup win
Jimmie Johnson used pit strategy to grab the lead and won an overtime race under yellow at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, earning his 76th victory to tie the late …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
NASCAR Notes: Busch takes Xfinity race at Atlanta for 77th career win
Less than 24 hours after losing the Sprint Cup pole, Busch claimed his first Xfinity Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday in Hampton, Georgia.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
George Diaz: Martin Truex Jr. earns respect as loyal, gracious adversary
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR’s beloved Favorite Son. Clint Bowyer is NASCAR’s funny class cutup. Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s quintessential smooth and silky winner.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Kyle Busch’s car fails inspection, cut from Atlanta pole
Kyle Busch’s car failed a post-qualifying inspection, leaving him at the back of the pack instead of on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
Hamlin uses daring move to give Joe Gibbs a Daytona 500 win
With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs’ 23-year drought at the Daytona 500. Hamlin pulled out of line with a lap to go Sunday to make a …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Busch brothers back in Daytona 500 year after sitting out
Kyle Busch was stuck in a hospital bed, the Daytona 500 just a race on TV.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Junior hoping to drive ‘Amelia’ back to victory lane
Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch win qualifying races
Driving a car he believes is unbeatable, Dale Earnhardt Jr. added to his family legacy at Daytona International Speedway on the anniversary of his father’s death.