Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Auto racing

Former NASCAR driver accused of attempting underage sex

Former NASCAR driver accused of attempting underage sex

LAKE MARY — A former NASCAR driver has been arrested on a federal charge of trying to entice a minor into sex. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 59-year-old Rick Crawford was arrested Thursday in Lake Mary after he had been communicating about sex wi...
Updated: 4 months ago
Supercross primer for this weekend’s event at Raymond James Stadium

Supercross primer for this weekend’s event at Raymond James Stadium

How on earth does one bury dirt?Not bury something in dirt. Actually bury dirt.There is a difference between normal dirt in the neighbor’s petunia garden and the dirt that will lay above the turf at Raymond James Stadium for Saturday’s Monster Energy...
Updated: 4 months ago
Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for Supercross event

Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for Supercross event

RJ Hampshire once aspired to play college baseball and tooled around with motorcycles as more of a hobby.But once the motorcycle bug bit hard, the Pasco County native traded in his baseball glove for motocross gloves.Now he heads into Saturday’s Mons...
Updated: 4 months ago
Age is a valued number for Supercross rider Chad Reed

Age is a valued number for Supercross rider Chad Reed

Chad Reed is set to break one of the most impressive records in motorsports, but it’s not the mark he wants most.The Dade City resident and native Australian has started 227 main events in the Monster Energy Supercross 450 cc series, tying former rid...
Updated: 4 months ago
St. Petersburg streets mighty kind to IndyCar’s Will Power

St. Petersburg streets mighty kind to IndyCar’s Will Power

ST. PETERSBURG — The IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is still three-plus weeks away, but Will Power was already the first one at the track.Really, is anyone surprised?Power attended Tuesday’s ceremonial track-build event on the downtown streets,...
Updated: 4 months ago
Auto racing: Martin Truex captures Cup championship

Auto racing: Martin Truex captures Cup championship

HOMESTEAD — Martin Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion. Truex wrapped up his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup title Sunday by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400, where he beat Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and ...
Updated a year ago
Kenseth going out in winning style

Kenseth going out in winning style

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth might be going away, but he’s not going quietly. Kenseth won for the first time this season, snapping a 51-race winless streak, in what might have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career. Kenseth does not ...
Updated a year ago

Young drivers pushing veterans for finale spots

AVONDALE, Ariz. — There’s no denying the rapid changing of the guard in NASCAR, and this year’s Monster Energy Cup playoffs have proven how quickly the young new drivers can make their way in the sport. Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon and K...
Updated a year ago
Kyle Busch wins wild race in overtime

Kyle Busch wins wild race in overtime

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR’s playoffs after Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott could have won. Same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too. It was Kyle Busch, though...
Updated a year ago

Gragson wins NASCAR trucks race, celebrates, then vomits

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Noah Gragson celebrated his first trucks win by impersonating Helio Castroneves and climbing the fence at Martinsville Speedway. Then he went a step further Saturday and did pull-ups while dangling from the fence. It was a bit too...
Updated a year ago
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