July 2, 1992 |
Richard Petty's last race has been such a hot ticket item that Atlanta Motor Speedway says it is adding a 12,000-seat grandstand outside the second turn for the Nov. 15 NASCAR Hooters 500. "We felt compelled to build this grandstand in time for Richard Petty's final race," speedway president Bruton Smith said Wednesday.
April 11, 2013 |
The late Les Richter, an ex-Los Angeles Ram who twice helped establish big-league auto racing in Southern California, again was nominated for NASCAR's Hall of Fame. Richter, who died in 2010 at age 79, was among 25 nominees announced Wednesday for enshrinement in the 2014 class. Five will be selected later this year. Other nominees include team owners Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress, three-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett, track operator O. Bruton Smith and the late Wendell Scott, the only African American to win a race in what is now NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series.
November 23, 2007 |
England fired Coach Steve McClaren on Thursday, a day after failing to qualify for the 2008 European Championship by losing at home to Croatia. Football Assn. Chairman Geoff Thompson said McClaren's contract had been terminated along with that of assistant Terry Venables. Needing only a draw at Wembley Stadium to qualify for Euro 2008, England was beaten, 3-2, by Croatia on Wednesday night. Croatia had already qualified, and the other spot from Group E went to Russia.
November 12, 1993 |
Scott Bentley's father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and go to Notre Dame. And that's where the young Bentley will be going Saturday, wearing a Florida State football uniform and trying to fulfill his role as the Seminoles' kicker. Bob Bentley lettered in basketball and baseball for Notre Dame and filled his son with the spirit of the Fighting Irish, but it didn't take. The father will be in the stands, cheering for his son, but Scott's mother, Kathy, will not be there.
May 31, 2007 |
The National Hot Rod Assn. agreed Wednesday to sell its professional drag-racing series and certain other assets for $109.5 million to a group led by the pioneer developer of the DirecTV satellite-television company. The NHRA, based in Glendora, will remain the sport's nonprofit sanctioning body and focus on its amateur drag-racing activities. But its high-profile professional league, the Powerade Drag Racing Series, will be acquired by HD Partners Acquisition Corp.
May 23, 2008 |
CONCORD, N.C. -- With his aggressive driving style and cocky manner, Kyle Busch is used to being booed on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. But perhaps "Rowdy Busch," as he's called, is starting to earn grudging respect from more of the NASCAR Nation -- especially given his stellar season so far. When the 23-year-old Las Vegas native Thursday put his Toyota Camry on the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, a cheer erupted from the grandstands at Lowe's Motor Speedway here. Busch turned a lap of 185.