Stories tagged: nascar
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.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
NASCAR’s biggest losers hope for major upset at Daytona
The 1962 New York Mets, the mid-70s Tampa Bay Bucs and the current Philadelphia 76ers have nothing on Casey Mears.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
Joe Gibbs Racing looks to end Daytona 500 drought
Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it’s the Daytona 500 that matters most.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 1:44 a.m.
George Diaz: A fan’s guide to the start of the NASCAR season
NASCAR officially begins its 2016 season as the cars rev up Friday afternoon for some practice runs at Daytona International Speedway.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Oregon coach George Horton was named manager of the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on Thursday. USA Baseball also announced that Jason Gill, Mitch Karraker, David Pierce, Dave Serrano, …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Brian Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona
Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 6:55 p.m.
Tony Stewart’s final NASCAR ride hits bumpy snag
The exit plan for Tony Stewart has gone horribly wrong.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Bruton Smith delights crowd during off-the-cuff induction speech
Bruton Smith, the colorful chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., delighted the audience with an off-the-cuff speech Saturday while accepting his place in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, touching on everything from …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
NASCAR expands Chase format
NASCAR is expanding its Chase format to include its feeder series, meaning the champions from the Xfinity and Truck Series will now be crowned in a four-driver shootout at the …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
End of rainbow: Gordon finishes 6th in final NASCAR race
Jeff Gordon climbed out of his race car and stepped into the waiting arms of team owner Rick Hendrick.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Kyle Busch completes comeback to win 1st Cup title
Kyle Busch watched the season opener from a hospital bed, his pregnant wife and his dogs by his side.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 5:20 p.m.
In the pits: Rain-shortened race was quintessential NASCAR
In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR’s new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 9:53 p.m.
Shortened race in Phoenix determines final 3 Chase spots
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015, 8:49 p.m.
Johnson passes Keselowski late for 4th Texas fall win in row
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth for 2 races for wrecking Logano
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races Tuesday for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano …
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 8:29 p.m.
Jeff Gordon wins Martinsville to earn spot in championship finale
Jeff Gordon, who at 44 years old celebrated his ninth Martinsville win by jumping along the track like a little boy on Christmas morning, climbed into the grandstands to share …
Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 7:27 p.m.
Harvick: “I don’t need to defend myself” after Talladega
Reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick shrugged off his critics Tuesday and insisted he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in the playoffs and …
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015, 7:23 p.m.
Joey Logano wins with controversial finish at Talladega
As Joey Logano made his third straight trip to victory lane, questions swirled about reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick’s late-race tactics.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 6:17 p.m.
Earnhardt looks for big run to continue title hopes
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has struggled in the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs and needs a good run at Talladega Superspeedway to avoid elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup …