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  • 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-...



  • 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...


  • 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...
  • Report: Teens ride free at Disney World’s Richard Petty Driving Experience

    The Richard Petty Driving Experience is offering another complimentary program, and this time you don't have to be a Walt Disney World passholder to take advantage of it, reports. ‘Teens Ride FREE' gives teens ages 14 to 19 years...
  • Catching up with ... John Andretti, the only first-day qualifier for Andretti Autosport

    BY PAUL REINHARD--Special to The Morning Call When the emotional "Back Home Again in Indiana" is sung prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500, it has special significance to John Andretti. Although he was born in Bethlehem and graduated......