Stories tagged: racing
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
After more than a week spending 12 hours per day on horseback, one Idahoan finished what’s known as the world’s toughest horse race — and set a record doing it.
Sun., July 21, 2019
BUTTE – On July 1 around 3 a.m. in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, John “Bear” Stillwagon finished his first 2,745-mile Tour Divide race from Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border. And …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.
Sun., May 19, 2019
After 20 years of nonstop pedaling, Spokane’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race will take a final lap next weekend.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018
Blaine Sneva is the last brother to race in the event and he won the first two years, narrowly missing out on a third title last year before a collision …
Tue., June 19, 2018
Two Inland Northwest vintage car enthusiasts will be competing in the The Great Race, a trek from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
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
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
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
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
Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
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
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
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
The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway.
Fri., April 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 …