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  • Three young drivers appear to be on fast track in NASCAR's elite series

    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...
  • Ex-NASCAR Champs See Stars Quitting Earlier

    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...
  • Logano Wins Martinsville Pole

    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...
  • Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on last lap to win Auto Club 400

    Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on last lap to win Auto Club 400
    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...
  • Jamie McMurray hopes this is his year in NASCAR

    Jamie McMurray hopes this is his year in NASCAR
    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,...
  • Kurt Busch wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana

    Kurt Busch wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana
    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....
  • Kurt Busch qualifies eighth in return

    Kurt Busch qualifies eighth in return
    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...
  • Greg Warmoth previews Daytona 500, rides Goodyear Blimp

    Greg Warmoth previews Daytona 500, rides Goodyear Blimp
    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...
  • Daytona 500 rolls in ratings

    Daytona 500 rolls in ratings
    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...
  • Daytona 500 scores 13.4 million viewers

    Daytona 500 scores 13.4 million viewers
    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. "Daytona 500...
  • Oscars, 'NCIS,' 'Walking Dead': weekly winners

    Oscars, 'NCIS,' 'Walking Dead': weekly winners
    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...