| Mar 8, 2015
| 4:30 AM
For three promising young drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, there's nowhere to go but up. And that makes for a pressure-packed season.
Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Trevor Bayne — all in their early 20s — are highly touted because they...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:02 PM
LOS ANGELES — At 3:44 on an August morning in 2007, former NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett suddenly woke from a sound sleep.
"It hit me then," he recalled. "It's time to retire."
Jarrett was 50 at the time. He was struggling to recapture his past...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:49 PM
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.
Logano turned a fast lap...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:29 PM
It's becoming a rule of thumb that it's best not to leave a NASCAR race early at Auto Club Speedway. Not even with just two laps left.
For the third time in as many years, the Sprint Cup Series race in Fontana was settled either on the last lap or in an...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Jamie McMurray is among the few drivers who can say they've won two of NASCAR's crown jewel races, the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400.
His resume has one glaring omission, though: McMurray, now in his 13th full season in the Sprint Cup Series,...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 6:03 PM
Kurt Busch won the pole position Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, his second race since being reinstated after a suspension.
Busch's No. 41 Chevrolet will lead the field Sunday after he turned the fastest lap (185....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:44 PM
The name stenciled in cursive letters on the No. 41 Chevrolet, just above the driver's window, no longer said "Outlaw." It had been replaced with "Kurt Busch."
Literally and figuratively, the name represented a fresh start for Busch, who returned to the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:38 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Greg Warmoth will be inside the Goodyear Blimp over Volusia County for "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Warmoth talks to pilot Mike Dougherty about flying over sporting...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 1:28 PM
The Daytona 500 on Fox bounced back Sunday from last year's rain-drenched ratings.
The 500 put up a 7.3 national household rating, a 30 percent increase from last year's 5.6, according to early ratings. The race peaked from 4:30 to 5 p.m. when the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 1:00 PM
The Daytona 500 drew 13.4 million viewers last weekend, a 44 percent increase from last year, when rain delayed the race, Fox Sports announced Thursday.
With the bad weather last year, the race had averaged 9.3 million viewers on Fox.
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:26 AM
The Academy Awards were the biggest show in prime time for the week in Central Florida. The red-carpet specials on ABC did very well, too.
But "The Walking Dead" still posted impressive ratings against the Oscars, and Mark Harmon was a huge draw in...