| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:11 PM
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.
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:35 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Jimmie Johnson is "dialed in," two of the greatest words in NASCAR history.
He is in a smooth groove, the type of dominance that allows you to lead 94 of 161 laps in a race, with barely a worry in your rearview mirror.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:41 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Daytona Beach remains one of the few Florida destinations where you can drive the minivan onto the sand, park it and unload for an easy family day in the sun and surf on lifeguard-patrolled beaches.
But this traditional Atlantic Ocean vacation spot...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Denny Hamlin has emerged as NASCAR's Dark Knight.
He is picking fights at every turn — with the NASCAR establishment and with former teammates. He is not afraid to buck the system, even though the system seems intent on breaking him.
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Kasey Kahne won his first career Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after Brad Keselowski struggled on the final restart.
Tempers flared after the race when Joey Logano leaned inside the car window of former teammate Denny Hamlin to...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:31 PM
NASCAR deserves praise for the way officials reacted to safety concerns following the death of its signature star, Dale Earnhardt, in 2001.
But dirt tracks remain in a time warp, largely unregulated and a pit of dangerous mayhem for drivers chasing...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Danica Patrick's working relationship with her boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. now has a few skid marks, commemorating their Hallmark moment on the race track.
Is there a card that says "Sorry for wrecking your car and ruining your night, honey?"
| May 22, 2013
| 3:33 PM
NASCAR announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday evening.
Chairman and CEO Brian France announced the five Hall of Fame inductees. There was not a tie for fifth place as there was last year.
2014 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
| May 15, 2013
| 5:02 PM
"Race car drivers aren't athletes."
You get that a lot, usually from somebody who couldn't pick out a stick shift from a stick ball in a police lineup.
I beg to differ with that premise. Vehemently.
I can say that with complete personal conviction,...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Here's a perfect concept for a NASCAR-themed reality show:
Let's call it "NASCAR Family Feud." The premise is simple: Every week, a NASCAR driver or prominent owner gets into some contentious squabble. In the real world, NASCAR officials usually have...