Stories by Don Coble

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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Four drivers pass on All-Star race

The winner of Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited All-Star race will earn about $200,000. But for four drivers, it's not enough to accept their invitations.
By Don Coble

Changes abundant this year in NASCAR

The one thing that never seems to change in NASCAR is the changes. Including this year.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Richard Petty can build for the future

Richard Petty drove his first NASCAR race in 1958, but as the son of three-time series champion Lee Petty, he knows first-hand race teams never stop building for the future.
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

On Friday night, Fred Lorenzen, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Rex White and Joe Weatherly shared one distinction as the newest inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Ganassi deflects spotlight

Chip Ganassi is the primary owner of a sports car team that's won five championships, two IndyCar teams that have won 10 championships and two NASCAR teams that still are trying to make a ...
By Don Coble

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

NASCAR, IndyCar drivers team up for victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Rolex 24 at Daytona might have the most exotic collection of sports cars and sports car drivers in the world, but the race came down to a classic American rematch of Ford ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Top teams playing cat, mouse games at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Like poker players looking for a tell, a lot of drivers were looking for a mental and mechanical advantage in the first few hours of Saturday's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Shank Racing on pole for Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ozz Negri's fast lap in Thursday's qualifying session has given Michael Shank Racing the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Drivers gear up for new season with Rolex race

A few Sprint Cup drivers will get a competitive jump on everyone else in stock cars by driving prototypes in this weekend's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

NASCAR's storylines waiting on Daytona 500 in February

NASCAR's storylines waiting on Daytona 500
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Gordon deserves recognition for bounce-back season

Jeff Gordon might not agree, but it's hard to argue the 44-year-old driver with a bad back didn't deserve was NASCAR's Comeback Driver of the Year.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Harvick had many highlights on road to title

Now that the wheels have stopped rolling forward in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, it’s important to look behind as the just-completed season to see the defining moments of Kevin Harvick’s ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Sprint Cup series had a season to remember

From Kevin Harvick’s dramatic win in the Chase for the Championship, to the reawakening of Jeff Gordon as a championship contender, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season had some compelling storylines.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Harvick had valuable help in finale

When it came to resources for the final race of the season, Kevin Harvick had a distinct advantage over the other three drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

New 'Chase' is smashing success

The fact two of the final four drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finished one-two in the season-ending race was a "home run," according to NASCAR chairman Brian France.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Harvick wins Homestead to claim first championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

No time for fast talk in Chase finale

The highest-finishing driver among the final four in today's Ford EcoBoost 400 will be the newest champion in NASCAR.
By Don Coble

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Gordon relishes chance to play spoiler from pole

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Jeff Gordon can't win the Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but he stole a little attention from the four who can during pole qualifying Friday.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Sprint Cup Series champ will be crowned Sunday

Four drivers have the same chance to win the Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
By Don Coble

ESPN gears up for final NASCAR race

There have been several defining moments in NASCAR's rise in popularity, but few have had a more-lasting effect than ESPN. Despite years of success, NASCAR will switch to Fox Sports and NBC next year.
By Don Coble
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