Sports: NASCAR

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:37 PM

Labonte still savors Brickyard win

Bobby  Labonte  remembers  the excitement of competing in NASCAR’s first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994 and the excitement of experiencing one of the watershed moments of his career by winning the 2000 edition of the event then known as the Brickyard 400.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

Keselowski dominates Loudon

Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

Vickers wants clearer rain policy

Brian Vickers would like clarity brought to one area of NASCAR murkiness.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

Almirola reigns at Daytona

It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Rain postpones 400 at Daytona until Sunday morning

Steady rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

The Coke Zero 400 will start at 11 a.m. Sunday. TNT will provide live television coverage.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 09:07 PM

France: NASCAR to discuss changes to 2015 schedule

NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday “robust” discussion will go into setting the 2015 schedule.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Gilliland captures Cup pole for 400

David Gilliland’s teammate might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

“It’s uncontrolled chaos out there,” David Ragan said Friday after a rain-shortened and somewhat hairy session landed Gilliland on the pole for the Coke Zero 400 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Earnhardt Jr. targets Daytona sweep

It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Phillips under consideration for Hall of Fame award

Former longtime High Point Enterprise sports editor Benny Phillips was one of the most respected journalists while covering NASCAR racing in a career that included almost 50 years for the paper, 27 years for Stock Car Racing magazine and 12 years for cable television outlet TBS.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Edwards conquers Sonoma Raceway

Carl Edwards has never been known for his road racing skills — to the point team owner Jack Roush had to send him testing in a two-seater so Boris Said could teach him the basics.


Jun. 08, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Earnhardt Jr. conquers Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR’s most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Johnson dominates Dover — again

Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season.


May. 31, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Johnson looks like driver to beat at Dover

Jimmie Johnson busted the definition of a minor slump at Charlotte.


May. 26, 2014 @ 07:50 PM

Johnson sends message with win

Jimmie Johnson’s run at another Sprint Cup title is on and could bring him a piece of NASCAR history.


May. 26, 2014 @ 12:52 AM

Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson’s victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson gave his competitors plenty to worry about.