Dale Earnhardt Jr. withstood rain delays and avoided crashes to win NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 in an exciting green-white-checkered finish at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Sunday night / early Monday.
Anyone with even a passing interest in NASCAR is mourning the loss of one of the really "good guys" in the world of sports. What Craig Sager is to the NBA, Byrnes was to NASCAR because of his wit, demeanor, likeability and quality.
According to a shocking report released Wednesday afternoon, Tony Stewart has been cleared of wrongdoing in the tragic death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in part because the District Attorney's report says Ward was high on marijuana!
When you're a sports writer or journalist, you're supposed to know your field. You're also not supposed to use your column as a personal vendetta against a certain sport. But apparently George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel has decided to descend to irresponsible status.
Although a tiny handful of races were held here and there through 2005, for all intents and purposes, 2003 was the last full season of stock car racing action at the fastest half-mile west of the Mississippi. We take a brief look back with the help of a very dedicated man and a Facebook page. (All photos, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Mitch Slagle).