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  • The Backstretch Blog: King of the Road

    The Backstretch Blog: King of the Road
    If there was any doubt before, I have to say, wipe it away. Move over Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon, right now Marcos Ambrose is the king of the road. Ambrose makes racing on a road course look easy and his win at Watkins Glen on Sunday provided the best...
  • Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600, Bowyer will start 5th

    Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600, Bowyer will start 5th
    Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night, giving Richard Petty Motorsports a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR's longest race.     Teammate Marcus Ambrose was second at 191.598 in...
  • 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-...
  • Richard Petty: Still King of NASCAR at 75

    Richard Petty: Still King of NASCAR at 75
    He will climb atop of one of the team haulers Saturday night as he always does, finding solitude in the roar of 43 engines churning along Daytona's super-speedway. The moonlit skies will cast an iconic silhouette of a tall, slim man wearing sunglasses, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American Science & Surplus: 75 years of "incredible stuff, unbelievable prices"

    American Science & Surplus: 75 years of "incredible stuff, unbelievable prices"
    They've had an incredible run, selling all of the stuff that none of us need. Unless your a chemist, of course! American Science and Surplus is one of my favorite Chicagoland stores. They take all of the leftover items from companies that didn't make...
  • ESPN Radio contest to give winner ultimate sports vacation at Disney World

     
    ESPN Radio is giving away quite the prize package in its War of the Roses Sweepstakes that includes many exclusive sports and Disney World events. The grand prize winner will have a three-night trip March 3-6 for two people to ESPN The Weekend at Walt...
  • Dale Earnhardt remembered: The best tribute ever written

     
    Today we pause to remember the life, legacy and legend of the late Dale Earnhardt, who died 10 years ago Thursday following injuries sustained on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. The most stirring Earnhardt tribute I ever read came from former...
  • Harley-Davidson activities a big part of Bike Week

     
    Bike Week is around the corner and that sound you hear is likely the roar of someone's Harley-Davidson. The iconic motorcyle company will be all over the festivities in Daytona Beach and here's a glimpse at some of the activities: Harley Owners Group (H....
  • 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, StitchKingdom.com reports. ‘Teens Ride FREE' gives teens ages 14 to 19 years...