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  • Chase same after Talladega

    It was wild, all right, it just wasn’t decisive. NASCAR’s three title contenders left Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with their championship chances intact, as Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick …


  • Talladega could be trouble

    Denny Hamlin wishes no ill will on Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He wants a clean race today, with no outside interference and an …


  • Gordon builds for future

    CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon has almost finished the lengthy process of building the North Carolina home where he plans to raise his children. That, team owner Rick Hendrick said, …


  • Another Hamlin win at Martinsville closes gap on Johnson

    Denny Hamlin figured if he was going to make a run at Jimmie Johnson’s points lead, there was no better place to start than Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Hamlin passed Kevin …


  • McMurray spoils things for speedway leaders

    CONCORD, N.C. — Everyone was waiting for a wild card. What they didn’t see coming was a spoiler.


  • McMurray continues his rebound at Charlotte

    CONCORD, N.C. – Jamie McMurray’s career came full circle at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night, where he returned to Victory Lane eight years after grabbing his first win with …


  • Don’t blame NASCAR ails on Johnson

    CONCORD, N.C. – There’s a theory that Jimmie Johnson is to blame for what ails NASCAR. Falling television ratings are because the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion kills the suspense …


  • Johnson extends Chase lead

    “Smoke” finally got his win in California. Jimmie Johnson could be ready to smoke the field again. Tony Stewart pulled away from Johnson on a late restart Sunday to win …


  • NASCAR’s Chase shapes up as chase

    LOS ANGELES – Now this is a chase. NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup title playoff this year is the closest it has been after three races, although Jimmie Johnson is …


  • Mica racer Kopp plans to call it a career after weekend race

    Professional AMA flat-track motorcycle rider Joe Kopp and fellow 41-year-old Brett Favre have something in common besides their age. Both desire to compete and win championships in a younger man’s …


  • NASCAR chase tightens at Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Greg Biffle is back in the title hunt, and Jimmie Johnson has resumed his normal spot atop the NASCAR leaderboard. Kansas Speedway once again played a …


  • Drivers know importance of Kansas oval

    There’s plenty of racing left to decide this season’s NASCAR champion, and a bad day at Kansas Speedway shouldn’t cripple a driver’s chances. But statistics show that today’s race at …


  • Up-and-coming drivers head to Yakima Classic

    Motorsports observers, those in the media and even causal race fans say that the hotbed of young driving talent is located in the Southeastern and Midwestern portions of the United …


  • Garber sets out to close deal at Stateline Speedway

    The Appleway Chevrolet Parts Center ICAR Late Model Series has its season finale this weekend with Dan Garber nursing a 14-point lead over the region’s breakthrough teenage driving talent, Blake …


  • Racing program will supply boost to drivers

    A Southern California marketing company and Post Falls-based Competitive Edge Racing School are teaming up to provide a racing series in 2011 that rewards the overall winner with a ride …


  • ICAR, INSCA heats up at Stateline

    After a successful Idaho 200 weekend, Stateline Speedway continues its August racing schedule with the Appleway Chevrolet Parts Center ICAR Series and the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association. Dan Garber …


  • Eagle’s Dillon captures Idaho 200

    Eagle native John Dillon became the first driver from the state of Idaho to win the NAPA Idaho 200 since 2003 winner Darren Ripinski, and in doing so stopped the …


  • Biffle ends skid

    As he closed in on the finish line, Greg Biffle knew the only person worthy of dedicating this victory to at Pocono Raceway. “This one’s for Jack!” he said over …


  • Austin, Thompson claim drag victories

    Mike Austin and Clint Thompson captured wins and took home trophies for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northwest Thunderfest at Spokane County Raceway on Sunday. Mike Austin ran …


  • Tire calls cost Montoya, help McMurray win

    Jamie McMurray followed teammate Juan Pablo Montoya around and around historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, almost resigned to settling for a second-place finish. McMurray had already won one big race this …


  • Victory Lane greets No. 3 again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt last drove his famed No. 3 to Victory Lane almost 10 years ago, at Talladega, in the final win of his illustrious career. He was …


  • NASCAR needs to hear its fans

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR fans are reluctant to change, even when tweaks are made to grossly outdated policies and procedures. They like how things were done “in the old days” …


  • David Garber adds Montana to busy racing slate

    New chall- enges await three-time Inland Northwest Super Stock Association champion David Garber as he prepares to embark this weekend on a run for the Lucas Oil Super Late Model …


  • Caution boosts Denny Hamlin to first sweep at Darlington in 17 years

    DARLINGTON, S.C. – Denny Hamlin became the first driver in 17 years to sweep at Darlington Raceway, winning the Sprint Cup race Saturday night after late mistakes took Jeff Gordon …


  • Gordon, Johnson smooth over feud

    PHILADELPHIA – Jimmie Johnson walked onto a stage where some of his biggest fans got to ask questions of the four-time defending NASCAR champion. One of the easiest suddenly seemed …


  • Bisset supports expansion of Legend cars at Stateline

    Mark Bisset set an offseason goal of making Legend car racing in the Inland Northwest a consistent class at Stateline Speedway. Legend cars have run at the Idaho quarter-mile for …


  • Gordon driven

    TALLADEGA, Ala. – Jeff Gordon, for at least a decade, was the biggest star in NASCAR. He dominated the sport, steamrolling his way to 47 victories and his first three …


  • Speed, alcohol cited in deadly crash

    A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.


  • Worth the wait

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jamie McMurray’s heart sank when he saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lurking in his rearview mirror. Of all the guys bearing down on me, he thought, it …


  • Pothole prompts race to parking lot

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Cars were running at Daytona International Speedway with the race red-flagged Sunday. Just not on the track.

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