| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:12 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Drivers hardly needed another reason to win NASCAR's Daytona 500 because it's stock-car racing's most prestigious race.
NASCAR gave them one anyway.
The 56th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday will be the first race under...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski on Friday won the pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format in which large groups of drivers raced simultaneously for the first time in the...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His qualifying laps finished, Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed from his car and walked briskly down pit road toward the garage at Phoenix International Raceway.
Earnhardt moved quickly because he was instantly surrounded by a dozen fans...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:16 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Brad Keselowski won the pole position Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway under a new qualifying format implemented by NASCAR.
Instead of having one car at a time go around the track in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Danica Patrick has passed the 1-million mark in Twitter followers, something no other NASCAR driver has even come close to doing.
I will now pause for you hard-core NASCAR fans to make your snide comments about Patrick never even coming close to winning...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Jimmie Johnson knows the routine -- win at Daytona and the congratulatory messages start pouring in.
That's what happened when he won the 500 and the summer 400 last year. And it started happening again Sunday as well.
One problem, though. He didn't...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
NASCAR is poised to make major changes to its 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, an overhaul that's already sparked widespread reaction in NASCAR Nation.
The new format is expected to be announced Thursday, and it's aimed at delivering a fresh...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Donovan McNabb is right. Jimmie Johnson is not an athlete.
He is much more than that.
He is one of the most dominant competitors in sports over the last decade. He's in hoity-toity company with Tiger Woods, Roger Federer,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:37 PM
AVONDALE, Ariz. — If NASCAR's championship battle were a major golf tournament, the two title contenders would be about to play the 17th hole of the final round.
Only two races remain to decide NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series championship, with...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It seems as if every time NASCAR crowns a new champion -- or the same one in Jimmie Johnson's case -- the question comes up as to whether race car drivers are athletes. It's an ongoing debate that probably never will be settled, but former NFL quarterback...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Looking back at Jimmie Johnson's win at Texas, NASCAR's title Chase and other motor racing over the weekend, five things come to mind:
--Johnson hasn't won his sixth title yet. It's down to Johnson and Matt Kenseth for the championship, with Johnson...