Stories tagged: racing
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The runup to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold the same interest this year
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t a night for the weak. The rain was coming down. Hard. The wind was blowing. Hard. And it was hard to find anything …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska
The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Digest: Cavs win, James moves to 10th overall
LeBron James scored 25 points, moving into 10th place on the NBA’s career list, and added 14 assists and eight rebounds as the unbeaten Cleveland Cavaliers held off the host …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules
Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 7 p.m.
Newsmakers: Chicago, Boston marathon winner Rita Jeptoo banned for 4 years
Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner
Sat., 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 …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: ‘I want to race. I’m not ready to quit.’
In his first public appearance since suffering a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he was not ready to stop racing. Speaking at Watkins Glen International, where the Sprint Cup …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
IndyCar postpones Firestone 600 race at Soggy Texas, will wait until August for third attempt at race completion
The IndyCar race at soggy Texas has been postponed for the second day in a row, and this time the series will wait more than two months before trying again.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Coroner: Two found dead at Talladega Superspeedway
The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway.
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.
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.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Boston Marathon swept by Ethiopians
Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
Doug Clark: ‘J.R’ is a hundred years old and he’s not slowing down
James R. Cox, better known as just “J.R.” to his pals, turns 100 years old today. And all J.R. wanted for his birthday party, his daughter Becky told me, was …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
Idaho horse racing regulator resigns after reports of possible conflict of interest
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho’s horse racing regulatory agency has retired, two days after reports surface that he had been working as a racing consultant in Wyoming.
Mon., May 6, 2013
Davids team up in OT, give Ragan second win
TALLADEGA, Ala. – A pair of Davids slayed the Goliaths at Talladega Superspeedway. David Ragan hooked up with teammate David Gilliland in a two-lap overtime sprint, and together they picked …
Wed., July 25, 2012
NASCAR suspends driver A.J. Allmendinger after test result confirmation
NASCAR suspended Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger indefinitely Tuesday after a test of his backup urine sample confirmed the original positive result. The violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2011
Kyle Busch looks to Kansas Speedway for Chase push
Kyle Busch stood outside his hauler in the infield at Kansas Speedway this week, wearing shades on an overcast day. Busch looked comfortable, breezily answering questions, even though he acknowledges …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2011
Busch back in Chase contention
Kurt Busch left a rocky start to the Chase and his fiercest rival behind him. Busch stormed into contention for a second Cup championship, holding off fellow Chase drivers Jimmie …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2011
Stewart wins 2nd straight Chase race
Tony Stewart’s season has gone from winless to winning streak at crunch time. Don’t ask Smoke to explain it.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
Busch outlasts Johnson for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch won his 23rd race on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, pulling even with brother Kurt in career victories. Now, Kyle would like to match another of …
Sun., July 31, 2011
By the time Nicole Behar slid behind the wheel of her No. 38 Ford Mustang on a recent Wednesday night, her family was getting a little nervous. Three other top …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Kyle Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with win
SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch figured the best way to beat the traffic on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. He simply stayed out of it.
Sun., July 10, 2011
Busch crams in busy racing week
If you called Kyle Busch a glutton for racing action, you’d be right. It’s not enough that Busch is running races in each of NASCAR’s three touring series this weekend …
Sun., July 3, 2011
Ragan redeems himself at Daytona with first win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Ragan could have won the Daytona 500 if not for a late-race gaffe that cost him what would have been a life-changing victory. So as …
Sun., June 26, 2011
Andretti victorious in Iowa
Marco Andretti grabbed the lead from Tony Kanaan with 18 laps left and won Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, his first victory in five years. Kanaan …
Mon., June 13, 2011
Veteran wins, tied for 3rd on NASCAR wins list
LONG POND, Pa. – Jeff Gordon is pushing 40, far removed from the cocky kid who shot to superstardom and helped put NASCAR on the mainstream map. At any age, …
Mon., May 30, 2011
Rookie hits wall on final turn of Indy; Wheldon wins
INDIANAPOLIS – JR Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 and within sight of the checkered flag when the 23-year-old rookie made the ultimate mistake. Leading by …
Sun., May 15, 2011
Conway returns to Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Conway would just like to forget last May. Now he may finally have a chance.
Sun., May 8, 2011
Smith wins Southern 500 for first Sprint Cup victory
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Regan Smith wasn’t sure he’d ever come as close to winning a Sprint Cup race as he did three years ago at Talladega Superspeedway. Now, he can’t …
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011
Wood Brothers make improbable return to Victory Lane at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Wood Brothers were once a juggernaut in NASCAR, a family team that perfected the modern pit stop and raced to win after win with David …