Stories by Dan Gelston

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Junior's win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Gordon makes run at fifth title

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon turned a nostalgic weekend at the Brickyard into a powerful reminder that he can still win NASCAR's biggest races. Oh, and a fifth championship.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Larson sets Pocono track record

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Keselowski completes New Hampshire sweep

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Montoya wins first IndyCar title since returning to series

Juan Pablo Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road-course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.
By Dan Gelston

Thursday, July 3, 2014

One-handed MMA fighter pushes toward a championship

Nick Newell wants MMA fans to see him as a talented fighter, one skilled enough to fight for a championship and headline a nationally televised card. He knows he'll be judged on so much more.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, June 27, 2014

Panthers take defenseman with top pick in NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Earnhardt Jr. claims victory at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Johnson claims second race in a row

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Johnson looks to stay on roll at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson busted the definition of a minor slump at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, it's off to Dover International Speedway where Johnson is a favorite today to start a winning ...
By Dan Gelston

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rookie IndyCar mistakes cost Busch his No. 1 car

Kurt Busch walked away unscathed from a wreck, his car totaled for this weekend's Indy 500. He'll have a backup ready to go for race day,
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Carpenter claims pole for Indianapolis 50

INDIANAPOLIS - Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. The last of nine qualifiers to take the track, Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Busch ready to attempt 'The Double'

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his ...
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Patrick puts together strong run at Kansas

Danica Patrick was the surprise of Saturday night with her seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway, the best of her Sprint Cup career.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gordon returns to Victory Lane

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jeff Gordon grabbed the lead in the final laps at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night and held on for his first victory of the season and 89th overall.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, May 9, 2014

Harvick claims Sprint Cup pole in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kevin Harvick has a second consecutive shot at winning from the pole at Kansas Speedway.
By Dan Gelston

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Swan Racing has trouble keeping team afloat

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
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

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