Stories by Dan Gelston

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Petty's presence still looms large in NASCAR

Richard Petty's presence - the presence of The King - still looms large in NASCAR three decades after his retirement.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Navy looking to extend streak against Army

PHILADELPHIA - The Army-Navy series has long held its lofty spot as sport's most patriotic rivalry, with pride, prestige and the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at stake for each service academy.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Boxing legend gave Mandela a worthy prize

Boxing legend Joe Frazier once gave Nelson Mandela one of his most prized possessions, the WBC world title belt he won after defeating Muhammad Ali in 1971's "Fight of the Century."
By Dan Gelston

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

'Rocky' movie inspires road race

Rocky's faithful followers are set to run a 50K that will end, of course, triumphantly atop the art museum steps in Philadelphia.
By Dan Gelston

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Hopkins remains elusive as ever

Even at the advanced age of 48 (for world champion boxers, at any rate), Bernard Hopkins remains elusive as ever - for reporters and opponents alike.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Johnson wins for record eighth time at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Biffle refuses to count himself out as a contender

Well, at least one other person still believes there are more than three cars which remain in the Chase. NASCAR driver Greg Biffle refuses to count himself, and others, out as championship contenders.
By Dan Gelston

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Burton no longer has a ride for 2014

Jeff Burton and team owner Richard Childress have made the decision to cut ties after this season.
By Dan Gelston

Monday, Aug 19, 2013

Stewart out for the season

Tony Stewart will miss the remainder of the season because of broken bones in his leg suffered in a sprint car crash on Aug. 5 in Iowa.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Aug 4, 2013

Kahne holds off Gordon at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Gordon looks to solidify spot

Jeff Gordon enters the race at Pocono still looking for his first win of this season and hoping to hold on to his precarious 10th-place spot in the Chase standings.
By Dan Gelston

Monday, July 29, 2013

Gelston: Brickyard another yawner

The difficulty in passing and the clean, quiet racing which ensued at the Brickyard were enough to get drivers and others talking about change at Indianapolis.
By Dan Gelston

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dillon wins Truck Series race on dirt

ROSSBURG, Ohio - Austin Dillon left the rest of the field in his dust to win NASCAR's return to dirt racing in the Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway.
By Dan Gelston

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NASCAR marks return to dirt track

Time to attach the mud flaps. The Truck Series is headed for the Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt track for a one-night only special
By Dan Gelston

Monday, July 15, 2013

Burton won't give up on Chase

Veteran NASCAR driver Jeff Burton won't give up on making the 2013 Sprint Cup Chase.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Vickers snaps 75-race Sprint Cup winless streak

After four years of health scares and unemployment put his promising career in doubt, Brian Vickers kept pushing toward the finish line. He got there Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kurt Busch is back in the Chase mix

Kurt Busch may have lost his ride with one of stock car racing's "big boys" but he's back in the Top 10 in points with a smaller team and fewer off-track distractions.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Andretti claims pole at Pocono

Mario Andretti smashed a track record in claiming the pole at Pocono.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, July 5, 2013

Legendary driver wants one more race

LONG POND, Pa. - Mario Andretti wants one more race, family style. At 73, Andretti has long been retired from racing, and one of open wheels all-time greats hasn't turned a competitive lap since a ...
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Avs take 17-year-old center with top pick

The Colorado Avalanche selected Nova Scotian Nathan MacKinnon with the top pick in the NHL Draft on Sunday.
By Dan Gelston