Sports: NASCAR

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Harvick secures 1st Darlington win

Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR history.

 

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Busch takes Martinsville victory

Kurt Busch’s Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

 

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 07:38 PM

NASCAR world mourns Lynda Petty’s passing

Stock-car racing bid farewell to a legend on Tuesday.

Lynda Petty, wife of seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, died at the family’s home in Level Cross.
She was 72.


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Busch triumphs in wild Fontana finish

With tires and tempers blowing up all over the track for 400 crazy miles, Kyle Busch stayed calm and relied on his remarkable knack for big finishes at Fontana.

 

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Edwards leads Ford sweep at rain-soaked Bristol

After two rain delays lasting more than five hours, a slick race track wasn’t going to stop Carl Edwards from celebrating his first win of the season.

 

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 07:57 PM

Harvick takes second straight at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway.

 

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Labonte savors final Daytona 500 ride

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Feb. 24, 2014 @ 12:43 AM

Earnhardt Jr. posts 2nd Daytona 500 win

Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona’s longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.

 

Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Labonte nominated for NASCAR Hall

Terry Labonte, who came from Texas in 1978 to drive in stock-car racing’s premier series for a now long-gone team that was based in Thomasville, landed in select company Friday as a first-time nominee for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Hamlin, Kenseth win Daytona 500 qualifying races

Denny Hamlin is still undefeated in 2014, winning the second Daytona 500 qualifying race Thursday night as he coolly pulled away from the field as chaos erupted behind him.

 

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Kligerman, Blaney caught in Daytona crash

The first full practice for the Daytona 500 ended early Wednesday after rookie Parker Kligerman’s airborne car ripped out a chunk of the grandstand fence.

 

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.

 

Feb. 10, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

New era for NASCAR begins Friday

Friday will mark the official beginning of NASCAR’s new era.


Feb. 06, 2014 @ 07:26 PM

Rhodes gets Nationwide ride for Daytona

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Jan. 26, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Austin Dillon set for big leap

Compared to what likely lies ahead, Saturday night was a breeze for Austin Dillon.