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  • Alabama Shakes, Alicia Keys and Christoph Waltz

    Alabama Shakes, Alicia Keys and Christoph Waltz
    The weekend's NBA all star game gave halftime show junkies a fix after their Super Bowl withdrawl, Danica Patrick ran a fast qualifying lap, and Christoph Waltz shows everyone the lighter side of Hitler. Welcome to the post-weekend edition of your daily...
  • Can Patrick finish in top 10 in Cup series?

    There's not a chance George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Stop dreaming. Not going to happen. Winning the pole for the Daytona 500 is a nice bump for Danica Patrick on the NASCAR radar screen, but let's not get carried away with giddy expectations. Anybody...
  • Will sports miss military flyovers?

    Less loud and fun Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs. It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's...
  • Biffle's struggles result in shakeup

    Biffle's struggles result in shakeup
    Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast. But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much. For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in...
  • Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

    Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family
    You have to give Marco Andretti credit. He's an Indy Car driver, which would be something for any 24-year-old to be proud of. But for Andretti, having the guts to choose that profession is something many twenty-somethings wouldn't want to take on. His...
  • Safety revolution protecting drivers

    NFL players are getting dinged every week with concussions. Sidney Crosby, the best player in the NHL, hasn't played since January because of a concussion. Yet it's interesting to note that no one in NASCAR is missing significant time after getting his...
  • Don't count on Chase changes

    Although there has been an occasional push from a driver to include a road course in the Chase — I recall Ryan Newman suggesting that Daytona's road course could be a viable venue — don't expect any changes in the current format. The road...
  • These kids are all fight

    Depending on your maturity level, NASCAR's "boys, have at it" laissez-faire attitude is spectacular or the most idiotic form of reality TV on the planet. The second notion may be a reach, as long as the mutants from "Jersey Shore" inhabit the earth,...
  • Wild cards a winning formula

    Count Brad Keselowski as one of the biggest fans of the new wild-card format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Keselowski stands to benefit because he has won two races, but regardless, NASCAR has found a way to reward winners. "We've seen different...
  • At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired

    At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired
    Some things never change. As you walk around the hospitality and pit areas at an IZOD IndyCar race you can still find Mario Andretti signing autographs more than five decades since he drove his first racecar in competitive open wheel racing. Andretti,...
  • Local contractors cash in on Grand Prix

    Local contractors cash in on Grand Prix
    Television watchers can thank Peter Larsson and his fast-growing Hanover company for one of the best views available for Sunday's race through downtown Baltimore — and for just about any car race anywhere in the U.S., for that matter. Larsson's...
  • NASCAR is locked in

    The NBA is on lockdown. Fortunately, all doors are open for business at NASCAR. Let the good times roll, preferably as fast as possible. The sport roars into the final weeks of the season energized by one of the most competitive Chases in Sprint Cup...