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Richard Petty

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  • 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...
  • Earnhardt wins 10th most popular driver award

    Earnhardt wins 10th most popular driver award
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tied Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as NASCAR's most popular driver. Earnhardt won the award Thursday at the Myers Brothers Luncheon at The Encore at Wynn. The award is presented annually by the National Motorsports...
  • Keselowski wins NASCAR title, Bowyer second in year end standings

    Keselowski wins NASCAR title, Bowyer second in year end standings
    Brad Keselowski has won his first NASCAR championship.     The 28-year-old Detroit native clinched the Sprint Cup title Sunday when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure. The championship is...
  • Kids get in the driver's seat at new Disney Junior Ride-Along Program

    Kids get in the driver's seat at new Disney Junior Ride-Along Program
    I watched the yellow race car zoom noisily around the speedway, topping speeds of 100 miles per hour. When the stock car glided to a stop in front of the pit, a helmeted figure in black coveralls extracted himself from the passenger side window. It...
  • L.A. Auto Show: Fiat unveils trio of new models

    L.A. Auto Show: Fiat unveils trio of new models
    Fiat's little family of urban runabouts suddenly got a lot bigger at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Italian automaker used its Wednesday news conference to unveil three new versions of its 500: the four-door 500L, the all-electric 500e and a...
  • Wendell Scott inspires young driver hoping to break into NASCAR during diversity combine at Langley Speedway

    Wendell Scott inspires young driver hoping to break into NASCAR during diversity combine at Langley Speedway
    NASCAR's heroes typically have been white males: Richard Petty was the inspiration for much of the previous generation and the late Dale Earnhardt is for many of today's stars. There's plenty of admiration in the sport for Wendell Scott, the African-...
  • Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second

    Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second
    Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Spring Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was his eighth career victory on the shortest track the series races. Only Richard Petty with 15, and Darrell...
  • Hearing doctor buys bus from famous race car driver and treats patients inside

    Hearing doctor buys bus from famous race car driver and treats patients inside
    A St. Joseph, Michigan Audiologist whose practice has helped set standards in the hearing world is taking her business on the road -- literally. She bought a tour bus from race car driver Richard Petty and had it outfitted like her doctor's office. Now...
  • Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now

    Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many a traveler moves through Charlotte; fewer stick around. For some, it's just a busy hub airport, visited occasionally while taking advantage of US Airways' often reasonable fares to other places. We know it as an important...
  • Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death

    Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death
    The brokenhearted still wrestle with the pain 10 years later. It stings in so many different ways: a mother overcome by grief after burying a son. A best friend mustering the strength to rev the engines again because quitting would sully the man's...
  • Dale Earnhardt career highlights

    Dale Earnhardt career highlights
    Born: Ralph Dale Earnhardt on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, N.C. Starts racing on local dirt tracks when he is 15. Career pole positions: 22. Victories: 76 Career top-5 finishes: 268. Career top-10 finishes: 404. Winston Cup Championships: 7 (1980,...