| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 4:49 PM
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....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
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.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:01 AM
NASCAR officials have announced that they will attempt to run the Daytona 500 at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Originally, the planned restart of the rain-postponed race was at noon Monday.
Heavy rains had already forced the postponement of the race, originally...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 1:32 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:38 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Biker babe, I'm not. NASCAR fan? Uh-uh. Beach bunny? Nope, don't think so. I'm way past the weight limit on being either a babe or a bunny.
But it is late evening, and I've found myself driving along Daytona Beach, on Florida'...
| Aug 31, 2011
Certainly there have been worse transactions in the history of sports. Take your pick:
The Red Sox selling Babe Ruth so they could finance a Broadway musical. The Baltimore Colts forcibly dumping pouty Sanford rookie QB John Elway for Mark Hermann and...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:28 AM
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...