Thursday, November 23, 2017

Auto racing

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 ...
Published: 11/19/17
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 ...
Published: 11/12/17

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...
Published: 11/11/17
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 one month 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 one month ago

Christopher Bells wins Xfinity series’ Kansas Lottery 300

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christopher Bell raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity series victory Saturday, beating dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones after they made contact with four laps left in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Bell led f...
Updated one month ago
Talladega win propels Brad Keselowski to next playoff round

Talladega win propels Brad Keselowski to next playoff round

TALLADEGA, Ala. — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Kese­lowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway. So he did. Again. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the Monster Energy Cup playoffs with a vic...
Updated one month ago
Warm and breezy afternoon should continue into the weekend; Sunday showers possible

Warm and breezy afternoon should continue into the weekend; Sunday showers possible

10Weather WTSP meteorologist Kate Wentzel said Friday morning that warm temperatures should continue through the afternoon into Saturday, with some rain possible by Sunday. The first day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg should see nice w...
Updated: 2 years ago
Jeff Gordon breakout star of Fox's Daytona 500 broadcast

Jeff Gordon breakout star of Fox's Daytona 500 broadcast

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best additionWhen it comes to camera work, graphics, direction and production, it's hard to find a much better sports broadcast than what Fox does...
Updated: 2 years ago

Early Grand Prix of St. Petersburg dates play havoc with downtown facilities' schedules

A Dali Museum official told the City Council Thursday that the earlier dates for next year's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have played havoc with weddings and other planned events.  "This is something that has caused a lot of turmoil. Not on...
Updated: 2 years ago
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