| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Lots of kids follow in their parents' footsteps career-wise: Cops, lawyers, grocery store owners, ballplayers.
But few do so driving 300-mph dragsters, and even fewer do it successfully while their parents are still racing.
That's one reason why...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Qualifying for the two elite classes of NHRA drag racing will be shortened to two days from three at this year's Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next month.
The sport's so-called nitro classes -- top fuel and funny cars, the 300-mph dragsters that...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Michigan, NHRA drag racing in Minnesota and the motocross event in Utah -- five things come to mind:
1. Clint Bowyer keeps rolling. The headlines naturally went to Joey Logano...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup in New Hampshire and NHRA drag-racing in Texas, five things come to mind:
1. Jimmie Johnson is lurking. Yes, teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup at Dover and NHRA drag-racing at St. Louis, five things come to mind:
-- Wouldn't it be something if Jeff Gordon won the Chase? Gordon, of course, got into the title...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:47 AM
1. Ryan Newman earns the never-give-up award. After hearing he'll lose his ride with Stewart-Haas Racing next year, Newman won the pole position in record time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then captured his first Brickyard 400. Just as impressive...
| Feb 11, 2013
NHRA schedule 2013 on ESPN2 and ESPN begins with the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 14-17. From ESPN's press release: Dave Rieff Named to Anchor Role for ESPN NHRA Drag Racing Coverage When the newly re-named NHRA...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more.
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
| May 25, 2012
"Big Willie" Robinson was a 6-foot-6, 300-pound former Los Angeles street racer, a gentle giant who promoted organized drag racing as a way to unite people of all races and classes and ease racial tensions.
"When you get around cars, man, there ain't...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Former Burroughs track and field performers end season with solid results: A group of former Burroughs High athletes finished their respective track and field seasons with some solid performances.
| Sep 12, 2012
Gov. Brown thinks rules limiting racing teams are a drag...