| Jul 29, 2014
A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five.
1979—For the first time ever the PIAA agrees to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of adding state football playoffs to the schedule....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:49 PM
NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports team on Wednesday named Greg Ives to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief next year, replacing the departing Steve Letarte.
Ives, 34, currently is crew chief for rookie Chase Elliot in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:36 PM
They are the barnstorming bullies on the NASCAR circuit, taking names and snatching victories from Daytona to the famed Brickyard in Indianapolis.
The Hendrick Motorsports boys will celebrate the start of the 2014 Chase with all four of their drivers in...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:21 PM
There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia.
Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:51 PM
RICHMOND — One of the hottest songs on top 40 charts of late is titled "Cool Kids." It's about wanting to be like the kids who "fit in" and "get it."
No one in the NASCAR world fits that description more than Jimmie Johnson, he of the good looks,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
RICHMOND, Va. — Gentlemen, start your calculators.
The perfunctory demands of left-handed turns will include some simple math at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.
For Greg Biffle, the magic number is 23. For Ryan Newman, it's 41....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Kyle Busch led from start to finish, usually by plenty, and ended an eight-race winless streak in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with his fifth career victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch started on the pole, routinely built leads of several...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The hype surrounding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series late-summer stop at Richmond International Raceway is usually predictable. Being the 26th race on the Cup tour, its the field-finalizer for the 10-race Chase, and there is always plenty of talk about who...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
We're only one race into NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup title playoff and already there's a lot of hand-wringing about Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson, who turned 39 on Wednesday, is the reigning Cup champion who's seeking a seventh title, which...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 4:28 PM
JOLIET, Ill. — A NASCAR career on the upswing has Dale Earnhardt Jr. sounding content as he nears his 40th birthday.
"I feel physically and mentally 10 years younger than that," Earnhardt said as he prepared for Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:50 PM
NASCAR appears to be catching on in Chicago.
Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway drew more than 60,000 fans on a bright September afternoon, unofficially the largest crowd in four years the Joliet track has hosted NASCAR's...