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  • Horrific traffic, worse attitude

    Rule No. 1 of customer service is to make sincere amends as quickly as possible to avoid alienating the paying public. Then there's rule No. 2, established exclusively by Bruton Smith. Act like an arrogant, insensitive boor. Instead of doing the...
  • No joke: Parity reigns

    Parody has been the operative word in NASCAR for a long time, coinciding with a five-year championship run by Jimmie Johnson. Competition? It was a joke. Fast forward to this season, when another P-word dominates the headlines: Parity. Ryan Newman's...
  • Kyle Busch a growing contender

    — When the news broke in early June, the public vitriol aimed at NASCAR driver Kyle Busch burst into view. Reports had surfaced that NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, fed up with Busch running into this drivers in recent races, grabbed Busch...
  • Olympian Phelps gets 4 nominations

    Michael Phelps has 14 Olympic gold medals but only one ESPY. That's likely to change after he led the way Wednesday with four nominations for next month's ESPY Awards. The swimmer is nominated for male athlete, championship performance, record-breaking...
  • Even as SI muddies waters, Phelps' prize clearly visible

    In the interest of building some modicum of suspense, the people at Sports Illustrated have assembled a large group of candidates for the magazine's Sportsman of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday. It is an eclectic group that includes...
  • Pressure on big stars increase as spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship dwindle

    Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Championship. That leaves just five openings — and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries. For Aric Almirola, Sprint Cup's newest winner, things couldn't be better. His...
  • NASCAR needs to be more like soccer

    NASCAR needs to be more like soccer
    There once was a day when the statement I am about to make would be met with horror by any red-, white- and blue-blooded sports fan who considered an affinity for soccer to be the athletic version of burning the American flag. But on the weekend after...
  • UCF wasn't Aric's idea of driving school

    UCF wasn't Aric's idea of driving school
    DAYTONA BEACH — As he was daydreaming his way through mechanical engineering classes at UCF, Aric Almirola had resigned himself to a nagging reality: If he couldn't race stock cars, he could at least fix them. "That's how much I wanted to be in...
  • 'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane

    'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane
    DAYTONA BEACH — Anybody have "The Cuban Missile" in their Coke Zero 400 pool? In a soggy and slushy scrum of stock cars stretching two days, involving plenty of carnage and the brutal inconvenience of dark skies, Aric Almirola can thank the...
  • Ride-Along to Daytona with NASCAR's Asphalt Cowboy

    Ride-Along to Daytona with NASCAR's Asphalt Cowboy
    I am rocking down the highway, somewhere around Georgia, or it South Carolina, in the middle of the night with a deranged, murderous doll named Chucky. Pardon the fuzziness on the geography but everything is a bit of a blur. I’ve managed to...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400
    DAYTONA BEACH -The Coke Zero 400 ended after 280 miles, which was just fine with Aric Almirola. He was leading when the rain returned Sunday and forced the race to be called after 112 laps. It was his first Sprint Cup win in 118 races, and put a...
  • Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Aric Almirola was the beneficiary of a rain shower that made him the winner of the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at...