OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Drag Racing in Jamestown
This is what it looks like to be part of a drag race.
Today, I got to experience a little bit of the adrenaline rush and speed of a real drag race when Bob Baumann of Jamestown took me for a ride-a... Posted on 7/29/12 at 4:04 PM
MONKE BUSINESS Frost Bite 100 a change of pace for Southwest Speedway
Thanks to a run of nice weather, the Southwest Speedway is set to host the Frost Bite 100, a two-day event scheduled to start at 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
I think we got lucky, said Mark Selle... Posted on 9/29/11 at 1:35 PM
STAFF BLOG GOETHE'S SPORTS BLOG Ten years later, shock from Dale's death hasn't worn off
It's been 10 years to the daysince Dale Earnhardt Sr. died following a car accident during the Daytona 500. And even today, I feel the same way as I did two hours after the crash happened.
There's ... Posted on 2/18/11 at 12:04 AM
STAFF BLOG HAVING A ROUND WITH... ROB BEER Stewart's visit a big deal for area
Quick, name another professional athlete or "athlete" to compete in the F-M area in his prime?
I got stuck.
Tony Stewart's appearance at the Red River Valley Speedwa... Posted on 6/24/10 at 6:35 PM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Want to capture the nation’s attention? Try a giant fireball.
It certainly worked for NASCAR, which salvaged its marquee event despite the first rainout in 54 runnings of The Great American Race.
The first primetime Daytona 500 in NASCAR history was a win for Fox – its highest-rated Monday night audience since Game 5 of the 2010 World Series – with 36.5 million viewers, up 22 percent from 30 million last year.
And NASCAR surprisingly continued its momentum from last season, partly because of the freak crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya’s car hit a truck loaded with jet fuel, injuring no one but scorching the track and forcing a two-hour delay.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It turned into just a matter of survival.
James Buescher avoided the third major crash of the day on the final lap to capture Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
“They all piled up in front of me, and we made it through,” Buescher said. “It’s hard to describe the feeling when you make it through the wreck and you’re the only guy.”
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