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Andy McMillin wins Mint 400 in a cloud of dust

Off-road racing veteran Andy McMillin (and co-driver Steve Sourapas) were the overall winners in Saturday’s General Tire Mint 400 off-road race held south of Las Vegas near Jean. They averaged 59.9 mph over four 100-mile loops with an elapsed time of 6:14.29.

Who are these guys? New WAC is not the old WAC

The WAC moved into The Orleans on Wednesday morning, but nobody not on the conference payroll can guess the nine basketball teams. The answer is: Utah Valley, Texas-Pan American, Missouri-Kansas City, Idaho, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Cal State Bakersfield, New Mexico State, Seattle U.

As NASCAR wants, this Cup race had its Game 7 moment

It was about halfway through the Kobalt 400 on Sunday afternoon when the Performance Racing Network announcer’s voice crackled over the speakers in the media center. He reported that he was back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that the race was being dominated by Kevin Harvick, that only 16 cars were on the lead lap.

Title system aimed for buzz, brings boos

When NASCAR announced it was changing the rules again, to create a winner-take-all, one-race showdown for the Sprint Cup championship, there was an uproar. A very loud uproar. It sounded like the flyover before the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before the government shutdown, when there still were flyovers.

Waltrip gives voice to NASCAR

Darrell Waltrip was rolling down U.S. 93 in a motorcoach on Monday. He was saying how beautiful the Arizona desert is, and that he was surrounded by cactus. He had just started to tell me about his emergency gallbladder surgery when he rolled into radio-free Arizona, or at least Verizon-free Arizona.

Woman’s path to ring began on 9/11

There’s a kick-boxing card at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night featuring an undercard fight between women making their professional debuts. One is Colleen Schneider of Oakland, Calif. The other is Jennie Nedell from the incorporated village of Lindenhurst, N.Y.