Los Angeles Times

George Diaz

Columnist En FuegoWriter

George is a Sports Columnist for The Orlando Sentinel and NASCAR writer for Tribune Co.

He also writes occasional op-ed columns for Editorial Page. He is an advocate for foster kids/Alzheimer's Disease. And he loves Boxers (the dog).

Recent Articles

  • Kyle Busch continues his record run at another Sprint Cup title

    Kyle Busch continues his record run at another Sprint Cup title

    With four wins and 11 top-5 finishes, Kyle Busch isn’t going to need a mulligan to become a Cup champion again like he did last season. He might just run away with the thing: catch me if you can. Busch needed a waiver to make it into the 2015 postseason Chase scrum after suffering a broken left...

  • Jeff Gordon is prepared to step in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Indianapolis

    Jeff Gordon is prepared to step in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Indianapolis

    Rick Hendrick made the suggestion in casual conversation with Jeff Gordon. Call it a desperation pass. “What are you doing next week?” he said, trying to find a fallback plan in case Dale Earnhardt Jr. is unable to drive for a second consecutive week because of continued concussion-like symptoms....

  • Earnhardt is in a precarious position in Sprint Cup competition

    Earnhardt is in a precarious position in Sprint Cup competition

    Meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Bubble Boy. Earnhardt is slotted at No. 14 in the Chase grid (and 13th in points)  —   for the field of 16 drivers competing for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship   —  with eight races left before the field is set, but there are complications. Any top 30 driver...

  • Brad Keselowski dominates during win at Daytona in Coke Zero 400

    Brad Keselowski dominates during win at Daytona in Coke Zero 400

    Brad Keselowski scored his first victory at Daytona after 15 previous tries with a basic strategy. Take the fastest car to the front and dare everybody else to catch him. Nobody did as Keselowski won Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 moments after one of the challengers, Kurt Busch, spun out on the...

  • Win at Sonoma is good news for Tony Stewart and for NASCAR

    Win at Sonoma is good news for Tony Stewart and for NASCAR

    Tony Stewart begins his NASCAR farewell tour in Daytona Beach, Fla.,  this weekend. Forget whatever has happened between February and now. Stewart, like everybody else, is trying to move on from the circumstances — aka #Stinkeroocity — that preceded his game-changing victory at California’s Sonoma...

  • Upcoming NASCAR races could cause chaos

    Upcoming NASCAR races could cause chaos

    Welcome to the 2016 Wild Card Chase Scramble. Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Daytona International Speedway the following Saturday night. A road-course race and a restrictor-plate race, two juicy elements that can shake up the predictable grid of 16 drivers who will qualify for the postseason to make...

71°