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Richard Petty

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  • Fast-rising Chase Elliott, Bill's son, is ready to take on Langley Speedway

    Fast-rising Chase Elliott, Bill's son, is ready to take on Langley Speedway
    Among the things Bill Elliott has been known for during a stock-car racing career that includes 44 Sprint Cup Series wins, the 1988 Cup title and two Daytona 500 victories, is keeping his vehicles in good enough shape through most races to remain...
  • Disney World guests get behind the wheel at Exotic Driving Experience

    Disney World guests get behind the wheel at Exotic Driving Experience
    A few years ago, I received a speeding ticket on the Interstate 4 off ramp for Disney's Animal Kingdom. Although I was going above the freakishly low posted limit, it all seemed unnecessary as there were no other cars in the vicinity except for the...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Chester McGlockton, Ray Elder, Ante Markovic

    PASSINGS: Chester McGlockton, Ray Elder, Ante Markovic
    Chester McGlockton Former NFL defensive tackle Chester McGlockton, 42, a former NFL defensive tackle who was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992 and went on to become an assistant football coach at Stanford University, died overnight...
  • Penske hires Allmendinger to drive No. 22 car

    Penske hires Allmendinger to drive No. 22 car
    AJ Allmendinger hit the jackpot Wednesday. After losing his primary sponsor with Richard Petty's team, Roger Penske quickly hired the improving Sprint Cup driver to replace Kurt Busch in the No. 22 car. To Allmendinger, it's a perfect pairing. To the...
  • 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...
  • Bayne a man on a mission as he returns to Daytona

    Rest and relaxation were two words absent from Trevor Bayne's vocabulary this past offseason. The severely jet-lagged NASCAR driver had just returned from doing Christian outreach mission work in Kenya when he called from his Knoxville, Tenn., home to do...
  • Gary Nixon rode his way into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

    Gary Nixon, an Andarko, Okla., native, was on his way to becoming a respectable baseball player when he was conked in the head by a teammate's swinging bat and decided he'd better find a safer sport. He turned to drag racing and was a champion by age 15....
  • Kyle Busch edges Allmendinger for Cup pole at The Glen

    Qualifying last, Kyle Busch did what he'd never done before — he won a pole on a road course, shattering the track record at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. "This feels very good," Busch said after posting a lap of 126.421 mph around the...