NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

Brendan Gaughan is a 38-year-old NASCAR driver who won the Nationwide Series road race late last month in Wisconsin.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night.

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.

SONOMA, Calif. — Carl Edwards made Roush Fenway Racing the unlikely organization to end Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson handled the pothole at Dover the same way he disposed of a rough patch to start the season.

CONCORD, N.C. — About the only one not worried about Jimmie Johnson's victory drought this season was the Sprint Cup defending champion. After his dominating show this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson gave his competitors plenty to worry about.

NEWTON, Iowa — Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride.

CONCORD, N.C. — Jamie McMurray started his day at home with his young son, who vowed to spend the day playing in his sand box.

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin started his full-time career at Joe Gibbs Racing with an upset victory in an exhibition race at Daytona. Over the years, he added three more wins in races that didn't count, including a sweep this season in the buildup to the Daytona 500.

RICHMOND, Va. — From perfect weather and a big crowd to a classic short-track finish and the fisticuffs afterward, NASCAR hardly could have asked for more from its first visit to Richmond International Raceway.

RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano had a great view of a wild finish, until he saw an opening and made it wilder.

Today's dirt track automobile racers may have a hard time connecting the dots between the early days of their sport and running moonshine, but a Bradley County couple believe they have done that with their newest documentary, "It's a Dirt Track Life."

  • April 16th, 2014  |
  • By Gary Petty

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