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  • Gordon holds on at Atlanta for 85th career win

    Jeff Gordon dominated much of the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and then won a duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for his third Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Gordon held about a 2-second lead...
  • Gordon's reign cleanses

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Shortly after the 200th lap in Tuesday's AdvoCare 500, a heavy mist started falling on Atlanta Motor Speedway, forcing officials to call for a caution. After pit stops by the usual suspects, it was time to meet the new drivers atop...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Legend of Gordo

    I never saw Richard Petty put a hurtin' on the field. I never saw the sly ole Silver Fox outsmart the competition and DW busting out the "Icky Shuffle" Is just a piece of tape to me that they bust out each Daytona 500. Being a relatively new fan to the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    Well, to call this season a roller coaster for the Kansas Kid would be an understatement. Clint Bowyer started out slow...got hot in the spring and into the summer, but now that summer is turning into fall, Bowyer is once again having a hard time. Maybe...
  • The Backstretch Blog: What's next for Bowyer?

    The Backstretch Blog: What's next for Bowyer?
    So the Chase is set and Kansas' favorite son is on the outside looking in. More dishearteningly, Clint Bowyer is also 10 weeks away from the end of the season and he still has no ride for next year. To no one's big surprise the news broke last weekend in...
  • Report: Petty no longer wants Bowyer

    Report: Petty no longer wants Bowyer
    There appears to be one fewer option for Clint Bowyer in 2012. FOXSports.com is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports has withdrawn it's offer for the Emporia, Kansas native to drive one of its race cars next season. "We are no longer in discussions...
  • Report: Bowyer headed to Michael Watrip Racing

    Report: Bowyer headed to Michael Watrip Racing
    Multiple reports out of Chicagoland Speedway say that a deal between Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip racing will soon be announced. ESPN.com says the deal could be finalized by the end of the week. Team owner Michael Waltrip tweeted on Friday, "MWR...
  • Extremes in photo assignments

    Extremes in photo assignments
    Separated by time and the sections of the newspaper or web, it's hard for readers to tell what assignments we cover on a single day. Last Friday was an example of the extremes we sometimes experience while covering the news. My morning began at the Walt...
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomes diverse class

    NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomes diverse class
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed its most diverse class to date Friday night, when Dale Inman opened the ceremony as the first crew chief to be inducted.     Inman was introduced by seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, a member of the first Hall...
  • Waltrip gets a ride for the Daytona 500

    Waltrip gets a ride for the Daytona 500
    Hillman Racing and Aaron’s Inc. announced today that two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 40 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2012 Daytona 500  on Feb. 26. The race will mark Waltrip’s 75th start at...
  • Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

    Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500. He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing. "When...