Stories tagged: nascar
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 9:31 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Jimmie Johnson moves into 3rd round of NASCAR’s playoffs
Stuck in the longest losing streak of his career, Jimmie Johnson had a chance for a critical win that could salvage this ho-hum season for Hendrick Motorsports.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016, 10:31 P.M.
Digest: 62-year-old Jay Haas takes Newport Beach lead
Golf: Jay Haas shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, putting him in position to become the second-oldest …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 10:26 P.M.
Digest: Hurrican Mathew still looming
Fear of the damage that powerful Hurricane Matthew may cause prompted two college football postponements Thursday, and had the NFL plotting just-in-case scenarios for games scheduled in Tampa and Miami …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 7:31 P.M.
Martin Truex Jr. goes from journeyman to NASCAR championship favorite
Martin Truex Jr. spent almost a decade trying to climb his way into NASCAR’s top tier. He didn’t win races, never led many laps, wasn’t considered an elite driver capable …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 6:52 P.M.
Newsmakers: Former Cavs coach David Blatt accepts championship ring from team
Former Cavaliers coach
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Truex dominates at Dover for 2nd Chase victory of season
Martin Truex Jr. dominated Sunday at Dover International Speedway for his second victory in the first three Chase races.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016, 10:25 P.M.
In Brief: Earnhardt returns to Dover to support Hendrick teammates
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was back at a NASCAR track, yet far removed from a NASCAR comeback.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 9:38 P.M.
In Brief: Europe rallies at Ryder Cup
The Americans threw a haymaker with the first opening-session sweep in four decades. Europe battled back from that 4-0 deficit.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 7:03 P.M.
Tony Stewart weary of fighting with NASCAR
Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 9:53 P.M.
Elliott Sadler wins inaugural Xfinity Chase race at Kentucky
Elliott Sadler took the lead with four laps remaining and held off Daniel Suarez by 0.246 seconds to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase race Saturday night at Kentucky …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
Panthers, NFL monitoring protests in Charlotte
Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should “absolutely” be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency due to …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
Newsmakers: Barcalona’s Lionel Messi out for three weeks with groin injury
Barcelona says Lionel Messi
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 6:56 P.M.
Steve Harvey denies involvement in NASCAR racial discrimination lawsuit
CEO of Diversity Motorsports Terrance Cox said comedian Steve Harvey, known best as a host of Family Feud, wanted to start a NASCAR team called “Steve Harvey Races 4 Education” …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016, 7:47 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Truex wins Chase playoff opener
Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead for the first time in …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Cars: NASCAR’s Chase usually produces temper tantrums
Based on history, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will produce pushing and shoving, ruined cars and a whole lot of yelling and finger-pointing. The third year of NASCAR’s …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 7:12 P.M.
Tony Stewart plans to meet with Ryan Newman about wreck
Tony Stewart said he expects to meet with fellow driver Ryan Newman and NASCAR officials Friday at Chicagoland Speedway in an attempt to smooth over some hard feelings from last …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 9:51 P.M.
In Brief: World Anti-Doping Agency confirms Russian hack of Rio Olympic drug-testing database
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday that a Russian government hacking group had gained access to a database containing drug-test results and confidential medical data from last month’s Olympics in …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 9:33 P.M.
Hamlin wins again at Richmond, but Newman steals spotlight
It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR’s regular season.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:33 P.M.
In Brief: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance to U.S. Open men’s final
Djokovic on Friday at encountered a semi-competitive semifinal against Gael Monfils, but emerged with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 8:28 P.M.
Chris Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase
Chris Buescher’s task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 6:53 P.M.
Newsmakers: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane selected U.S. alternate captain
A year after Patrick Kane’s career appeared in jeopardy because of a sexual assault claim, the Chicago Blackhawks star was named one of the alternate captains for the United States …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 6:42 P.M.
Newsmakers: Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64
Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 10:10 P.M.
Major Martin: Truex holds off Harvick to win Southern 500
Martin Truex Jr. has already won two of NASCAR’s most coveted races. Now, he’s seeking a much bigger honor.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016, 8:55 P.M.
Auto racing: Elliot Sadler holds off Denny Hamlin for first Darlington win
Dale Earnhardt Jr. surely needed a break from his unsettled future in racing. Elliott Sadler provided the perfect distraction Saturday with his Xfinity Series win at Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 9:13 P.M.
In Brief: Sock defeats Cilic, advances to 4th round
Before Jack Sock took on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the third round, the 23-year-old American acknowledged that, as of a couple of years ago, simply making it …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 9:17 P.M.
Auto racing roundup: Rahal barely wins IndyCar race after last-lap pass
Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish for an IndyCar race at Texas.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 9:12 P.M.
In Brief: Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black
Patrick Reed’s place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 8:40 P.M.
Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol
Kevin Harvick wasn’t worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave Harvick exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:21 P.M.
Justin Marks wins NASCAR Xfinity race at rainy Mid-Ohio
Justin Marks splashed through the rain at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 9:16 P.M.
In brief: Sindelar leads US Senior Open after 2nd round
Joey Sindelar, one of four former Ohio State players in the U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio, has felt the support of the hometown crowd …