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  • Jimmie Johnson is the new NASCAR king, now and possibly for all time

    Jimmie Johnson is the new NASCAR king, now and possibly for all time
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Donovan McNabb is right. Jimmie Johnson is not an athlete.
  • K&N Pro Series East race at Langley Speedway features NASCAR future stars

    K&N Pro Series East race at Langley Speedway features NASCAR future stars
    HAMPTON — The era when Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and David Pearson dueled at Langley Speedway is more four decades in the past. These days, the 4/10-of-a-mile track specializes in featuring stars of the future, and never more than during the...

    Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...

    Can Patrick finish in top 10 in Cup series?

    There's not a chance George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Stop dreaming. Not going to happen. Winning the pole for the Daytona 500 is a nice bump for Danica Patrick on the NASCAR radar screen, but let's not get carried away with giddy expectations. Anybody...

    The Backstretch Blog: Good, Bad and Pretty

    The Backstretch Blog: Good, Bad and Pretty
    On Sunday Danica Patrick became the first woman to lead the Daytona 500 under green and the highest finishing woman (8th). "I'm honored.  But, again, these are things that just happen along the way," said Patrick. "I'm on the quest to be the best driver,...