It’s time for another round of NASCAR Sprint Cup action. This time, the circuit gears up for a battle at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. We watched weather delays and the customary “big one” at Talladega last week. Ryan Newman found himself driving with Kurt Busch’s #78 Chevy on top of him after Busch’s car [...]

I know I’m tardy on this one. Qualifying wasn’t kind for me at Martinsville, but I’m hoping that the presence of Mario Lopez (he’s helping to start the race) will help spur my team on to greatness. Tony Stewart gets back on the track after two weeks of build-up. He’ll anchor my squad this week. [...]

Following The Leaders Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chevy Analysis: Sometimes you have to take the chalk. Johnson won the Daytona 500 before finishing second in the Subway Fresh Fit 500. He’s locked and loaded already, and that’s bad news for the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series. The big run continues this week at Las [...]

This weekend’s 55th running of “The Great American Race,” also known as the Dayton 500, might rank among the most-anticipated turns at the track in quite some time. First, you have the arrival of the new Gen-6 car, a design that promises to “bring the stock back to stock car racing.” Second, you have Danica [...]

It’s that time of year again. The dust has settled on Super Bowl XLVII, though the advent of this week’s NFL Combine puts the spotlight on the next class of would-be heroes. The NCAA Tournament is still one month from tipping off and the NBA and NHL Playoffs are still some two months away. I [...]

Jeff Gordon – dominates the road course. Marcos Ambrose – history says he’ll make good on the pole Boris Said — rare start for the road expert Clint Bowyer – almost an automatic top 10 run here Kurt Busch – rolling the dice that he can conquer the track despite 2012 struggles

The Sprint Cup Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend following two thrilling runs to open the 2012 campaign. If any place can recreate the drama and excitement of the season opener in Daytona, it has to be Las Vegas, right? I mean, I caught two minutes of the old show “Las Vegas” [...]

The time for rest is over. The Super Bowl is now in the rearview mirror, and our sights are set on the glory of the NCAA Tournament, the second halves of the NBA and NHL seasons, spring training and the NFL Draft. On Tuesday, things kick into overdrive on the Dome. New features, more audio [...]

I saw this story off of Forbes.com regarding the most influential athletes, as compiled by E-Poll and Nielsen Media Research. From the article — “surveyed over 1,000 adults as to the athletes they considered influential, while also assessing their likeability and awareness levels. Only those known to at least 20 percent of the respondents were [...]