| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. left Daytona frustrated and furious last July.
One of his favorite tracks, the place forever linked to his family name, had become a bore.
Junior disliked every aspect of the newfangled tandem racing at NASCAR's...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:22 PM
NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick said Wednesday night his wife is 14 weeks pregnant.
Harvick announced DeLana Harvick's pregnancy during a media event at Richard Childress Racing.
The couple closed their race team at the end of last season and said...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Brad Keselowski’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes continued Saturday, with an improbable victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway—his third win of the season and his second since breaking his left ankle Aug. 3 in a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Ryan Newman has won the pole for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Newman turned a lap at 122.811 mph in Friday's qualifying session to put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in the top starting spot.
His lap marked a...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:15 PM
As the fortunate son of a billionaire retailer, Paul Menard parlayed his father's support to drive in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series.
But success came slowly. In four full seasons, the low-key Menard had no wins and only two top-five finishes, and...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Years ago, as a garage rat at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Paul Menard dreamed of winning a race at the vaunted Brickyard.
On Sunday, the dream came true. In a season full of improbable first-time winners in NASCAR’s foremost races, Menard, 30,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Paul Menard joined a list of drivers capturing their first victory in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series this season by winning the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Menard, a 30-year-old Wisconsin native who drives for the team........
| Jul 30, 2011
| 2:48 PM
David Ragan continued to be hot in the month of July by winning Saturday's qualifying session for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson held the provisional pole for most of the session until Ragan, who was 44th in the 48-...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:57 PM
The casual sports fan caught soccer fever during the recent run to the World Cup finals by the United States women. Hope Solo is now a household name thanks to her quality play in the goal and confident demeanor.
As calm, cool, and collected as Solo...
| Jul 13, 2011
Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast.
But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much.
For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Crown Royal will end its sponsorship with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the year. Crown Royal has sponsored Matt Kenseth for the last two seasons.
The company sponsored Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray before that. But Crown Royal said Tuesday it will...