Monday Sports Minute: Brees Spectacular, Monday Night Football, NASCAR, BCS

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th November SportsNASCARNCAA footballNFL
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Monday night football has Miami at Tampa Bay. The 4-4 Dolphins, disrupted by turmoil in the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito saga, try to avoid being the first team to lose to the also-troubled 0-8 Buccaneers. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Saints over Dallas 49-17.Read More »

79-Year Old Stock Car Racer To Retire After Race Tonight

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th October SportsARCAJames HyltonNASCAR
The oldest driver to race in each of NASCAR's top three divisions is calling it a career. James Hylton is 79. He will race Friday night in Kansas City in the lower-tier ARCA race and that's it. Born on his family's farm in Virginia in 1934, Hylton's family worked hard to make ends meet during the Depression. He started driving in his father's Model T.Read More »

NASCAR's Stewart Calls Injury A "Bump In The Road"

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd September SportsNASCARTony Stewart
An upbeat Tony Stewart says he views his broken right leg as "a small bump in the road" and believes he's on pace to return to racing in time for next year's Daytona 500. The three-time NASCAR champion made his first appearance Tuesday since his Aug. 5 injury in a sprint car crash in Iowa.Read More »

NASCAR's Stewart-Haas Racing Signs Free Agent For 2014

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th August SportsKurt BuschNASCARStewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing has called a Tuesday news conference amid reports Kurt Busch is joining the team. Busch told both Fox Sports and ESPN on Monday he signed a multi-year deal to join SHR. The 2004 NASCAR champion did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press.Read More »

Stewart- Haas Tabs Replacement For Stewart at Michigan

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th August SportsNASCARStewart- Haas RacingTony Stewart
Stewart-Haas Racing has tabbed Austin Dillon to drive Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet this week at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart continues to recover from a broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) continues to field his No. 14 Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series.Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Scrambling With Tony Stewart Injured

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th August SportsNASCARStewart- Haas RacingTony Stewart
Stewart-Haas Racing does not know how many races Tony Stewart will miss with a broken right leg he sustained in a sprint car race in Iowa.Read More »

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Breaks Leg In Sprint Car Race

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th August SportsNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the broken right tibia and fibula suffered in a sprint car race in Iowa. Stewart will need a second surgery and remains hospitalized. There was no timetable for his return. Stewart-Haas racing named Max Papis as the substitute driver in the No. 14 for Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen.Read More »

Former Indy Car Champ Excited As NASCAR Gets Set To Race At Indianapolis

Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for decades, since his mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant. This could be another special visit. NASCAR makes its annual stop at one of racing's most historic tracks this weekend, with Hornish returning to town as the leader of the Nationwide Series.Read More »

Police Report: Mechanical Issue Caused Fatal Crash of NASCAR Driver

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st June Sportsfatal crashJason LefflerNASCAR
New Jersey state police say a mechanical problem is to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler last week. The state police released some findings Friday from its not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The report finds that Leffler was not able to turn, so he slammed into a wall as he came out oRead More »

NASCAR Appeals Officer Upholds Penalties Against Penske Racing

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th May SportsNASCARpenaltiesPenske Racing
NASCAR's chief appeals officer has upheld the fines and points penalties against Penske Racing for parts infractions at Texas last month. John Middlebrook issued his decision Tuesday.Read More »


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