4/27/12 This Week on Track

April 26, 2012 by  

NASCAR SPRINT CUP Capital City 400 Site: Richmond, Va. Schedule: Today, practice (Speed, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 2:30-4 p.m.); Saturday, race, 4:30 p.m. (FOX, 4-8 p.m.). Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles). Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps. 2011 winner: Kyle Busch. Next race: Aaron’s 499, May 6, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Website: [...]

4/13/12 This week on track

April 13, 2012 by  

NASCAR Samsung Mobile 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Today, practice (Speed, Noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, race, 4:30 p.m. (KCYU, 4-7 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. 2011 winner: Matt Kenseth. Next race: STP 400, April 22, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. Website: www.nascar.com [...]

Paige Mackenzie will represent women’s group at LPGA events

March 21, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Paige Mackenzie will have more than just golf on her mind at LPGA Tour events this season. The Yakima golfer has joined with the National Association of Professional Women to represent the organization at LPGA events and through the group’s new nationwide television ad campaign. “I’m very excited to be representing National [...]

NBA, players reach tentative agreement

November 26, 2011 by  

NEW YORK — NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout. After a secret meeting earlier this week, the sides met for more than 15 hours Friday, working to try to save the season. This handshake deal, however, still must be ratified by both owners and players. “We’ve [...]

Stewart rallies for Sprint Cup title

November 20, 2011 by  

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart insisted he wasn’t a title contender when NASCAR’s championship race began. When it became clear he actually was a viable threat, he kicked it into another gear and vowed to go for broke in his pursuit of Carl Edwards. Did he ever. Stewart used a powerful and relentless drive — [...]

MotoGP rider killed in crash

October 23, 2011 by  

Marco Simoncelli, a rising MotoGP star, died Sunday at the same Malaysian circuit where the Italian won the 250cc world title in 2008. He was 24. Nicknamed ’Super Sic’ and sporting a mop of curly hair, Simoncelli was predicted by many to be a future MotoGP world champion. He died a week after Indianapolis 500 [...]

Autos: Vettel wins F1 championship

October 9, 2011 by  

SUZUKA, Japan  — Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his second straight Formula One championship Sunday, finishing third behind Jenson Button in the Japanese Grand Prix. Needing just one point to take the title if Button won the race, Vettel earned 15 points to clinch the title with four races left. The 24-year-old German star, the series’ [...]

Autos: Tander wins 3rd Bathurst 1,000

October 9, 2011 by  

BATHURST, Australia — Garth Tander raced to his third Bathurst 1,000 victory Sunday, holding off Craig Lowndes in Australia’s most prestigious touring car race. The Holden Racing Team driver won by less then three-tenths of a second in the 161-lap race on the 3.8-mile Mount Panorama circuit. Pole-sitter Greg Murphy was third.

9/30/11 This week on track

September 30, 2011 by  

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY Who’s racing: 24th annual Fall Classic. Super Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Northwest Pro-4 Alliance. Schedule — Saturday: Noon start for trophy dashes, heat races, and qualifying. B mains (if needed) followed by Northwest Pro-4 Alliance 100-lap main event. Sunday: 1 p.m. opening ceremonies followed by main events for Hobby Stocks (50 [...]

Edwards to stay with Roush Fenway

August 4, 2011 by  

Carl Edwards has spurned an offer from Joe Gibbs Racing to stay put with current team Roush Fenway Racing, The Associated Press has learned. As the top free agent in NASCAR, Edwards has diligently researched all his options and appeared close to bolting for JGR. But a person familiar with the negotiations said Edwards has [...]

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