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  • Langley Speedway driver Vaughan Crittenden and mom Jenny fight breast cancer at track with Pink Project

    Langley Speedway driver Vaughan Crittenden and mom Jenny fight breast cancer at track with Pink Project
    Jenny Crittenden is a type A personality, the kind who fills in her planning calendar months in advance. So watching her brother Troy go through rounds of chemotherapy as he successfully battled colon cancer in 2011 brought on a feeling of “...
  • 79-year-old Hylton will retire after Kansas race

    79-year-old Hylton will retire after Kansas race
    The oldest driver to race in each of NASCAR's top three divisions is calling it a career.     James Hylton is 79. He will race Friday night in Kansas City in the lower-tier ARCA race and that's it.     Born on his family's farm in Virginia in 1934,...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech-Tennessee a natural for 2016 in Bristol and beyond

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech-Tennessee a natural for 2016 in Bristol and beyond
    Traffic and sightlines will be problematic at best. Otherwise, Virginia Tech’s 2016 football date with Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway promises to be as much an event as game, with record attendance, epic tailgates and Lee Corso wearing...
  • Sebastian Vettel makes Formula One boring? It's a familiar story

    Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton simply put into words what a good number of Formula One fans probably are feeling about Sebastian Vettel's dominance of the sport: It's boring. After Vettel won his fourth consecutive race last weekend in South Korea,...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Johnson continues to re-write the history books

    The Backstretch Blog: Johnson continues to re-write the history books
    So five-time is now a four-time All-Star race winner. I know NASCAR fans don't want to hear it, but Jimmie Johnson is truly one of the best NASCAR drivers, no just of our generation, but of all-time. His numbers are truely stunning. But don't ask Jimmie...
  • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird set to auction for $500K

    1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird set to auction for $500K
    A 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, a car auctioneers are calling "the perfect storm of muscle cars," is expected to bring between $400,00 and $500,000 when it hits the auction block later this month. Chrysler designed the Superbird to entice...
  • NASCAR back at dirt track for 1st time since '70

    NASCAR back at dirt track for 1st time since '70
    Time to attach the mud flaps.     NASCAR is set for an off-road detour through the dirt.     The Truck Series is headed for the Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt track for a one-night only special designed to reconnect NASCAR with its early roots and...
  • Austin Dillon wins on dirt at Eldora

    Austin Dillon wins on dirt at Eldora
    Austin Dillon left the rest of the field in his dust to win NASCAR's return to dirt racing in the Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway.     Dillon pulled away in the green-white-checkered finish Wednesday night to complete a thrilling return to the muck...
  • Postal Service Stamps Celebrate American Muscle Cars

     
    America's romance with classic muscle cars is rooted in a desire to push the envelope. With the U.S. Postal Service's new "Muscle Cars (Forever)" stamp series ??? on sale now ??? people can celebrate that nostalgic notion on an envelope.......
  • Daytona Speedweeks 2013 TV schedule on ESPN

     
    Daytona Speedweeks 2013 TV schedule on ESPN networks includes NASCAR Now, Daytona 500 previews, historic race replays on ESPN Classic and the Nationwide Series race from Daytona on ESPN. ALSO SEE: NASCAR schedule 2013 Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Nationwide...