Stories by Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Hamlin starting to catch up in rehab

Reconstructive knee surgery and painful rehabilitation, Denny Hamlin has maintained his wide-open schedule during NASCAR's off-season.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

NASCAR changes likely to be noticed at Daytona

For most race teams, all that's left before the season starts is to apply a final coat of paint and slap on some sponsor decals. By now, everyone is eager to head to Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Derani closes out impressive victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the first sports car race in the U.S. for Brazilian driver Luis Felipe Derani. It proved to be a trip he, and sports-car racing history, will ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Ganassi GT teams have early woes in Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Chip Ganassi Racing shop in Indianapolis was closed only for two days during the holidays as the team focused on getting a pair of new Ford GTs ready for the Rolex 24 at ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

New challenges haven't affected Ganassi's desire to win Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Car owner Chip Ganassi might have a new focus with the debut of a pair of GT-Daytona Ford GTs in today's Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race, but one thing hasn't changed - ...
By Don Coble

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Pruett favored to win his sixth Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Scott Pruett returned to Daytona International Speedway Thursday in a customary role as a prohibitive favorite to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Smith steal spotlight at NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

Bruton Smith, a track owner and one of stock-car racing's greatest promoters, is known for his theatrics and for pushing the limits. His induction Saturday afternoon into the NASCAR Hall of Fame ...
By Don Coble

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Five to go into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Five men will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Questions surround upcoming NASCAR season

The NASCAR season is less than a month away, and there are several questions facing the sport.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Busch, Gordon were the top stories in NASCAR in 2015

As we put the 2015 racing season in the rearview mirror, let's take one last look at the best and worst moments of the year before we flip the calendar to 2016.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Giving out gifts to NASCAR

The holiday season allows NASCAR to park its cars and celebrate with family and friends. As the sport gears up for another season, it will pause long enough to exchange presents. So in the spirit ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Gordon stole the show at awards banquet

Stock-car racing converged on Las Vegas last Friday to honor its newest champion, Kyle Busch, but even he understood the night was about saying goodbye to a retiring four-time champion.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Gibbs' ring collection grows larger

One thing’s for sure: Gibbs will be wearing Busch’s championship ring after Friday night’s season-ending banquet in Las Vegas.  
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Busch's road to the Sprint Cup title was a bumpy one

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Now that he's won the Sprint Cup Series championship, Kyle Busch has been able to admit the difficulties - and doubt - that came with the injuries.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Jeff Gordon celebrates final race

The closer Gordon got to the green flag, the more hectic his day became. He was swarmed by fans and media. He smiled the entire way, often fist-bumping everyone within reach.
By Don Coble

Kyle Busch claims Sprint Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There were two championship stages at Home­stead-Miami Speedway on Sunday - one for the winner of the Ford EcoBoost 400, the other for the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Four drivers remain in race for Sprint Cup title

Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., will battle it out for the title in the Sprint Cup finale.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Johnson's win was too little, too late

Jimmie Johnson felt no satisfaction Sunday by keeping Brad Keselowski from clinching a Final Four spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

NASCAR's ruling leaves drivers confused

Although NASCAR drew the line Tuesday by issuing penalties to Matt Kenseth for purposely crashing race leader Joey Logano last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, drivers still are confused what is ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Sponsorship conflicts are common in NASCAR

Sponsorship conflicts are common on teams and within NASCAR.
By Don Coble
 
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