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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...
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...
Living up to his name George Diaz Orlando Sentinel This isn't a question of Junior getting better. He is already there. It's now a question of whether he can continue to fulfill his potential as the most consistent driver on the Cup circuit....
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-...
Tags: NASCAR, Endangered Species, Conservation, Vehicles, Carl Edwards
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...
Tags: NASCAR, Speedway, Daytona 500, Dave Blaney, Danica Patrick
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...
Tags: NASCAR, Richard Petty, Mark Martin, Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip
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...
Tags: NASCAR, Daytona 500, Vehicles, Auto Racing, Brad Keselowski
Once upon a time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson were like blood brothers. Linked together, literally, chasing speed and the finish line as one. To the victor went the spoils. In Earnhardt's case, it was a pallet of beer for pushing Hendrick...
Tags: Chad, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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...
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...
Kentucky Speedway officials had one chance to get it right. And they botched it. Traffic on Interstate 71 was backed up for at least 15 miles Saturday. The jam started about eight hours before the race began. Some fans who finally crawled close to the...
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...
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