Written by Kelli Bennett Sat, 2015-08-15 08:35
Written by Tom Higgins Tue, 2015-08-11 07:43
Buddy Baker has a special wish—call it a plea—as he faces the end of his life.
In the summer of 1976 Buddy Baker and I drove to the North Carolina mountains to join Whitey Kelley, my former sports editor at the Charlotte Observer, for a round of golf.
It was a cool, sunny Sunday morning when we arrived at the Hound Ears Club to find Whitey waiting.
“We going to have to wait a bit to tee off,” said the retired Whitey. “They’ve agreed to let us play a fivesome today, and the other two guys are on the way. Don’t ask me who. It’s a surprise.”
Written by Monte Dutton Tue, 2015-08-11 07:34
The NASCAR season winds its way along, as it is bound to do, and this is a point where fans have as much difficulty as the drivers and teams "taking them one step at a time."
All eyes are on the Chase, even now. Who's going to make it? Who's not? Who's going to win it? The opinions vary week to week as everyone overreacts to the latest outcome.
Written by Kelli Bennett Mon, 2015-08-10 09:24
When you drive a 358 cubic inch v-8 fuel mileage is usually the last thing on your mind but in NASCAR it's a priority.
Joey Logano, who ran out of fuel while dominating last week's race at Pocono, had enough in the tank to blow by Kevin Harvick at the end and take the checkered flag in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen.It's the first Watkins Glen victory for Logano's team owner Roger Penske and Logano's first Sprint Cup road course victory.
Mon, 2015-08-10 07:24
Elzie Wylie “Buddy” Baker Jr., the 1980 Daytona 500 champion and famed NASCAR commentator, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 74 (b. 1-25-41).
At 6 feet 6 inches tall, Buddy Baker was often called the “Gentle Giant,” though the nickname “Leadfoot” was more apropos due to the blistering speeds he often achieved during his 33-year career.
Written by Kelli Bennett Sun, 2015-08-09 09:00
Joey Logano got behind the wheel of the No. 12 Snap On Ford with a mission. He wanted to get more road course seat time and win.
Logano accomplished both by taking the checkered flag for Saturday's Zippo 200 at The Glen in NASCAR's Xfinity series. Logano, who won the pole with a record time, was sent to the rear of the field following a pit road penalty still managed to lead 39 of the race's 82 laps. The victory is Logano's fourth on the 2015 Xfinity season but it's his first ever win at Watkins Glen.
Written by Kelli Bennett Sat, 2015-08-08 17:32
Navigating a heavy stock car around the twists and turns of a road course is a difficult process, unless you're A.J. Allmendinger.
Then you make it look like a Sunday drive.
Written by Allen Gregory Sat, 2015-08-08 08:30
Blaney anxious for his time machine journey
For many old-school fans, the Wood Brothers represent a vital link to the glory days of NASCAR when ingenuity and courage could still trump manpower and horsepower.
Beginning in 1950, the five Wood brothers formed a racing team on their family farm tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains in the rural community of Stuart, Virignia.
Written by Tom Higgins Fri, 2015-08-07 14:31
At this time each August, as NASCAR’s Cup Series teams again visit Watkins Glen to race in New York state, I hear the leaves start rustling anew.
The sound is distinct, but eerily faint, almost ghostly. It seems to be emanating from afar.
And then, I remember …
Fri, 2015-08-07 08:00
Furniture Row Racing has entered into a four-race agreement to carry the DraftKings logo as an associate sponsor on Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Chevrolet.
DraftKings is the “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner” of NASCAR. The company has an exclusive license to develop NASCAR-branded games across the daily fantasy sports category.