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Richard Petty

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  • Big Daytona boosts Petty team

    Elliott Sadler finished fifth in the Daytona 500, his best showing in over six months with a payday of more than $515,000. And he was devastated. Sadler had raced his way to the front of the field in Sunday's season-opener right when the weather radar...
  • These aren't ideal driving conditions for Allmendinger

    AJ Allmendinger hasn't spent the past two-plus seasons trying to prove himself on NASCAR's top circuit to bail out now. Sure, having to race his way onto the grid week after week can get tiring. Yes, it's difficult living on Sprint Cup's perpetual...
  • Sports in Hampton

    Fans' fare Hampton Roads has no major-league sports team, but the area doesn't lack for competitive action. From baseball and golf to football and hockey to basketball and motorsports, there is plenty of fierce competition year-round. Langley Speedway....
  • Richmond International Raceway is kind to Cup champions

    Richmond International Raceway is kind to Cup champions
    — Talladega Superspeedway, site of last weekend's Sprint Cup Series race, is known for producing first-time, only-time winners. Eight drivers — including a who's who of who-the-heck-are-they such as Richard Bouchard and Ron Brickhouse —...
  • COMING THURSDAY: An interview with the legendary Richard Petty

    COMING THURSDAY: An interview with the legendary Richard Petty
    Richard Petty is a busy man this week, searching for up to two drivers to fill his team's stock car racing roster for next season in addition to preparing for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Pocono. Petty took time out of his hectic schedule on...
  • Gentlemen, start your solar!

    Gentlemen, start your solar!
    A racetrack powered by solar energy? Oh, how far the engine-whining, exhaust-fume-infused world of auto racing has come on the road to being green. Pocono Raceway, the asphalt oval that helped propel Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon to racing stardom, went...
  • McMurray snaps 86-race winless streak at wreck-filled Talladega

    McMurray snaps 86-race winless streak at wreck-filled Talladega
    — It was shortly after Ryan Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet flipped upside down and landed on its roof, crushing the roll cage onto his helmet and preventing him from getting out of his car, that Jimmie Johnson all but won the NASCAR Sprint Cup...
  • Obama's NASCAR: 'Who's got your back'

     
    by Mark Silva The newest mudtrack on the NASCAR circuit: The South Lawn. At a White House where virtually every sports championship is honored, the president may have taken it to another level with today's guest: NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion......
  • Today's Hogwarts moment: Bush officials objected to witchcraft themes in 'Harry Potter' series

     
    Earlier this year, author J.K. Rowling was given one of France's highest honors when she was inducted into the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee presidential palace. No surprise, I suppose, considering the fact that......
  • U.S. Senate candidate Meek takes a ride on NASCAR

     
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek is following in the footsteps of dozens of politicians, who have used NASCAR as a campaign tool. On Saturday, Mike Wallace???s 01 Chevrolet will bear a logo reading ???Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate??? during the NASCAR......
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Brad Keselowski has an “awesome amount of talent and terrible amount of confidence”

     
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't tell Brad Keselowski how to handle himself, but thinks he will mature as he races more. Keselowski raced for Earnhardt in the Nationwide series....