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  • Matt Every leads Greenbrier Classic; Phil Mickelson misses cut

    Matt Every shot an eight-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Every is at nine under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill...
  • Johnson completes Daytona sweep; Bowyer up to second in points

    Johnson completes Daytona sweep; Bowyer up to second in points
    Jimmie Johnson is the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway.     The Daytona 500 winner became the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona.     The five-time...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft

    The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft
    And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do...
  • Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback on Monday

    Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback on Monday
    Get a free Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse with any purchase on Monday, Nov. 19, when you mention NASCAR driver Ryan Newman's name. No coupon is necessary. Outback is one of the Rocketman's 2012 sponsors. When Newman and his souped-up Chevy place in...
  • Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...
  • Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole

    Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole
    Mark Martin may not be the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - yet - but with his top qualifying effort Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the seemingly ageless driver remained the second oldest driver to win a pole....
  • The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign

    The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign
    Good news Jimmie Johnson fans, five-time won the Daytona 500. Bad news everyone else, now we head to one of JJ's best tracks, the Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson is a four time winner at PIR and always seems to find his way to the front at this...
  • Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited

    Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited
    Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win Saturday night's season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time. On the last lap, in...
  • Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500

    Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500
    Once again, Danica Patrick made history. In winning the pole for the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway, Patrick set a new standard for female drivers at the highest levels of the speed sports. Patrick is...
  • Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car

    Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car
    It was a dramatic first practice session for the Daytona 500, with Ryan Newman demonstrating the instability of NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car.   Newman spun about 15 minutes into Wednesday's first session, losing control of his Chevrolet right in front...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth. Johnson wasn't challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go...