| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — The quiet calm of the short NASCAR off-season ends tonight with the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.
Be prepared for a lot of noise.
As with any sport, there were some significant and interesting changes that...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Eighteen years doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, yet in the sports world it is or could be considered a lifetime. Or better yet, a career for some. So in looking back at August 6, 1994, I remember how cool I thought it was going to be to...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:39 PM
SPEEDWAY - A futile effort was underway not long after he put his knees on the purple pillows.
Looking down at the row of bricks following his fourth victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson wanted to make sure this would truly be a...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:04 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Reacting to understandable red flags about driver safety, NASCAR is expected to require baseline concussion tests in time for the 2014 season.
It's a no-brainer — no pun intended — in a sport where things get very bumpy...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
DAYTONA BEACH -- The snapshots along Victory Lane might look a little funky these days. The beer guzzle has been replaced by the occasional drool or snot on the firesuit.
Sunoco fuels the cars. Similac fuels the NASCAR family.
NASCAR has gone a little...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The haulers should be rolling into Daytona anytime now. NASCAR's short respite is over, and it's time to welcome in the 2013 season.
Sure everyone is "excited" about their prospects going into the new season, but we are here to separate fact from...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:38 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Dear Danica and Ricky:
Please stop it. There is no making out in NASCAR.
No hugs, no exchanging of Valentine's Day cards, none of this schmoozie-poozie stuff with the nauseating soundtrack of a Michael Bolton/Barry Manilow mix-...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
CHARLOTTE — Wearing the cap of a NASCAR champion is a cool thing. Brad Keselowski has met Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps at a Baltimore Ravens game. He has gotten a Twitter shout-out from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
CHARLOTTE — Matt Kenseth didn't agonize over one of the most important decisions of his life last spring. He didn't lose a wink at night and didn't have to call in an army of consultants.
Sometime during the Coca-Cola 600 week in May, Kenseth took...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:29 PM
News flash: Furniture Row is having its best season with Kurt Busch at the wheel. He has six Top 10 finishes in 16 races and has started on the front row four times this season.
Say what you want about Kurt's pettiness and peccadilloes. The dude can...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR's longest race of the season became a mangled mess of metal Sunday night, a race of luck, patience, attrition — and a touch of crazy — under a full moon.
Kevin Harvick became the ultimate survivor, winning a Coca-...