April 4, 2013 |
Denny Hamlin plans to attend this weekend's NASCAR race at Martinsville, Va., which means his feud with Joey Logano didn't cool down during the sport's Easter weekend off. Hamlin is out for six weeks after suffering a compression fracture in his back in a wreck with Logano, his former Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, on March 24. He still isn't buying Logano's assertion that the wreck was an accident as the two dueled for position on the last lap of...
April 6, 2013
Tony Stewart says never. Joey Logano says late in the race. Jimmie Johnson says to protect a victory in the final laps, except, perhaps, if Stewart is behind him because of the potential consequences. Theories on blocking and when it is acceptable vary widely in the NASCAR garage. The topic has become a hot one since the last race two weeks ago in California, where an infuriated Stewart confronted Logano's crew and accused the young driver of blocking him late in the race. "I don't like blocking.
October 3, 2009 |
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- That horrific barrel roll at Dover, the one that looked more like a scene from "Talladega Nights" than a real NASCAR wreck? Turns out it gave Joey Logano confidence, not fear. Passing points leader Kyle Busch with three laps left, Logano won at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, pulling out his fourth Nationwide victory less than a week after that spectacular crash during a Sprint Cup race. "If you can barrel roll a race car like that and come out OK, it's going to give you confidence to drive it harder," Logano said.
July 28, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS — Denny Hamlin figures this weekend is when NASCAR's real championship contenders begin to separate themselves from the pack . He thinks he's part of that group — and he's off to a pretty good start. Hamlin won pole position for the Brickyard 400 on Saturday, turning a lap of 182.763 mph in qualifying. And with a good run in the race Sunday, Hamlin figures he can rev up his push for a title. "This is the turning point of the season," Hamlin said.
August 28, 2008
Oregon officials say an autopsy shows former Washington Bullets center Kevin Duckworth died when his enlarged heart failed. Duckworth died Monday at 44 on the Oregon coast, where he was on a goodwill tour for the Portland Trail Blazers, another of his former teams. The Oregon State Police said yesterday the autopsy was done by Larry Lewman , a state medical examiner who concluded that Duckworth died of "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with congestive heart failure. " The police statement says the heart disease had combined with high blood pressure to result in "marked enlargement of his heart which had been failing for some time.
April 26, 2013 |
NASCAR's grassroots popularity was fueled by the Richard Petty-Bobby Allison feuds of the 1970s and '80s, followed by the showdowns between the menacing Dale Earnhardt and precocious Jeff Gordon in the 1990s. But when riled stock-car racers retaliate with 3,000-pound cars on the track rather than with a well-placed punch or smart-mouthed insult off it, the stakes of NASCAR rivalries suddenly spike higher. Denny Hamlin is the latest exhibit. Saturday's race at Richmond International Raceway will mark the fourth consecutive that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver will miss after suffering a compression fracture in his back when Joey Logano sent his No. 11 Toyota headfirst into the wall at a March 24 race at California's Auto Club Speedway.
February 12, 2009
HENDRICK DYNASTY: Jimmie Johnson has won the past three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships for Hendrick Motorsports. But Johnson is hardly the only driver in the four-car stable with the potential to make it a four-peat for team owner Rick Hendrick. Four-time champion Jeff Gordon is due for a change of fortune after failing to win a race last season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is eager to prove that his talent is commensurate with his popularity in his second season at Hendrick after winning just one race last year.
June 26, 2011 |
SONOMA, Calif. — The turnaround for Kurt Busch's season continued Sunday with a dominating run at Infineon Raceway that led to his first career road course victory. Busch led a race-high 76 laps and beat Jeff Gordon by almost 4 seconds for his first victory of the season. It's a marked turn for Busch, who unraveled over his team radio at Richmond last month because of how poorly his Dodge had been running. The rant led to behind-the-scenes changes at Penske Racing that have sparked both Busch and teammate Brad Keselowski, who won at Kansas earlier this month.
June 29, 2009
Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series yesterday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down earlier in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and won his first Cup race in his 20th start. Logano was among a group of drivers who moved to the front of the field after getting out of sequence on fuel stops. The youngster took the lead when Ryan Newman, trying to stay on track as long as possible with rain threatening, ran out of gas on lap 264 in the event that was scheduled to go 301 laps.
September 13, 2008
Ohio State running back Beanie Wells will not play for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes against No. 1 Southern California tonight in Los Angeles. "He's been getting treatment 15 times a day," Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel announced minutes after he told his team of the decision late yesterday afternoon. "I just told the team because it's important our guys know what we thought we should do. " Wells, who rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, injured his right foot in the opener against Youngstown State and missed last weekend's game against Ohio.