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  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Coffee Companion -- 2/21

    Coffee Companion -- 2/21
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Mother Nature reigns

    Joie Chitwood is a weather guy this time of year, constantly checking for updates online. Will it rain? Will there be lightning? Will bad weather steal the thunder from his nighttime spectacle Saturday night? "Those are the elements that you have to...
  • Crash course in settling score

    It seems that NASCAR can have an unapologetic feud without the contentious crossfire (see Richard Childress/Kyle Busch). Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers did a little bumping and grinding at Sonoma last weekend, and while it probably wasn't a very good...
  • Martin set to flip to 'next chapter'

    Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps? No, Martin says. Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner,...
  • The day that racing stopped

    The day that racing stopped
    I was covering motorsports for four years before I saw someone die in what might be considered a senseless crash. I didn't know Ricky Knotts, a 28-year-old driver who had spent every dime he and his parents could muster to qualify for the 1980 Daytona...
  • Face it: Bet goes bad for Kenseth

    The best story from testing at Daytona involves a beard and a bet. Matt Kenseth was among the invited guests for a New Year's Eve '70s party at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house. In the heat of the festive moment, Junior bet Kenseth he couldn't keep a beard...
  • Patrick 'dedicated' to NASCAR future

    Is there any question NASCAR's "It Girl" is serious about hanging with the big boys? News flash: Danica Patrick is skipping the Indianapolis 500 to race in the Coca-Cola 600 in May. That shows a serious level of engagement for Patrick, who has dabbled...
  • Kentucky Speedway has parking solution

    DAYTONA, Fla. — Kentucky Speedway officials are trying to make nice after the horrendous parking snafus that plagued the Sprint Cup race there last June in Sparta, Ky. "We had a little traffic problem," Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway...
  • Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

    Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500. He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing. "When...
  • Raw Recap: Circular storytelling with Undertaker and Triple H may be a bit stale

    Raw Recap: Circular storytelling with Undertaker and Triple H may be a bit stale
    At its core, professional wrestling is about storytelling. Every writer has good works and bad; it's simply the nature of the beast. Sometimes the simplest stories gain traction when they really shouldn't and become sensations (just ask Stephanie Meyer)....
  • Old-timers set to get back on the track

    As the days tick away for the start of a fresh season at Daytona International Speedway, there still will be moments of old-school reverence at the fabled superspeedway. Welcome back, Ward Burton. We'll see you soon, too, Bill Elliott. Both "old-...