| Jan 18, 2012
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A week ago some silly columnist in this space suggested that Chase Elliott doesn't need a nickname.
Silly me. I only got it half right.
"After all his name is CHASE," Dennis Peltz said in an email.
Expect Mr. Elliott to participate and likely win...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:05 PM
DARLINGTON, S.C. Kevin Harvick removed all doubt whether he will make the Chase and also made an important addition to his trophy case.
Harvick became the first two-time winner of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series by earning a dominating victory by holding...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, another rain delay.
For the fourth time in seven races this season, rain has intervened to keep cars off the track, with Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway the latest event to be delayed by inclement weather. ...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The season-opening Daytona 500 was less than an hour old when Barney Visser saw his latest $1-million NASCAR investment literally go up in smoke.
Visser owns Furniture Row Racing, which fields one car — the black No. 78 Chevrolet — driven by...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 PM
NASCAR returns to Fontana this weekend with a tough act to follow.
Last year's Sprint Cup race with its wild ending at Auto Club Speedway was viewed by many as the most exciting race of the season.
As the drivers battled side-by-side for the lead on...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:05 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A crash in Daytona 500 practice Wednesday wiped out six cars and a portion of fencing along the front stretch at Daytona International Speedway.
Among those involved was Eau Claire, Wis., native Paul Menard, whose car got turned...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:12 PM
The Danica Patrick-Richard Petty feud would be a funny thing, if any of it were true.
But there will be no race. No winner-take-all grudge match.
Danica has nothing to prove by beating a 76-year-old man, even if Petty still has the physical skills...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show.
"Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Carl Edwards won a rain-plagued NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, fittingly with the final two laps under caution as showers began to fall again.
The Food City 500 was delayed nearly two hours before the start and for another three hours...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500.
"I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:52 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap.
Earnhardt entered the last lap with the lead and Keselowski on his bumper....