| May 1, 2013
| 6:15 AM
I assume every NASCAR fan has received this memo by now:
The Nationwide Series has been hijacked by the Sprint Cup boys.
Six of the first seven races this season have been won by a Sprint Cup regular. Kyle Busch has four victories all by himself. Tony...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Danica Patrick recorded a great moment for women in sports when she became the first woman in NASCAR history to win the Daytona 500 pole Sunday.
Equally important to mention here is that Patrick's winning speed (196.434 mph) is the fastest at Daytona...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Back in the day when I worked really hard at being a reporter, I would sometimes ponder how my job compared to other jobs.
(OK. Those who know me may be wondering just how far back we have to go in order to see me working really hard, but let me make my...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The IndyCar Series has had a pretty bumpy ride over the last few years with a dwindling fan base, low TV ratings, the death of rising star Dan Wheldon and more recently, a management fiasco. But IndyCar may be turning the corner.
“We're in a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
For a span of five days or so, it seemed that NASCAR was on some sort of crazy suicidal run. It was as if leaders met in a boardroom and said, "Let's see what we can do to really muck things up."
Texas Motor Speedway accepted a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Rankman and SportsBusiness Journal have teamed up for a first-they-have-heard-about-it collaboration based on SBJ's seventh annual analysis of bowl gifts provided to players. This year's most popular gift is the Fossil watch, provided at 19 of the 35...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
If Tryptophan could talk: "You think I cause people to fall asleep over the Thanksgiving weekend? Have you seen the Gators offense?!" … But, seriously, if Florida can beat Florida State today, the Gators...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:04 PM
There was euphoric exhilaration in Shawna Robinson's heart when Danica Patrick started on the pole at Sunday's Daytona 500, but there was also a massive pain in her gut.
A piercing, plaguing, stabbing, grabbing pain that will never go away.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:16 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — The conspiracy nuts went to work probably within seconds of learning that Jimmie Johnson trashed his front end during the infield victory celebration Sunday at Daytona.
Did Johnson damage his car on purpose to shake the post-race...
| Feb 27, 2013
Even before she was the only female in her high school physics class, Ilene Gordon understood the idea that changing momentum requires force. She has sought to be part of that force.
At 59, Gordon can boast two grown children, a 34-year marriage and...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The phrase "NASCAR qualifying" may be the next best thing to Ambien.
It's a snoozefest. Important, of course, to the pole-setter who gets some nice publicity out of the deal and a little bonus cash. Beyond that, it's a mostly boring exercise of taking a...