CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was out front on the final lap for the first time in 105 races, and the only thing standing in the way of a victory was the gas, or lack of it, in his tank.
Coca-Cola 600: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.: 2:30 p.m. PDT today, Fox (5)
CONCORD, N.C. — To hear Kurt Busch talk, his race team is struggling mightily and maybe some behind-the-scenes changes will save the season.
By the time you are reading this, 36-year-old Townsend Bell of San Francisco, who will start fourth in today’s Indianapolis 500 in a car fielded by Henderson’s Sam Schmidt, probably will have gotten a good night’s sleep — provided there wasn’t a party going on down the hall at his hotel in downtown Indianapolis, like the night before he qualified.
INDIANAPOLIS — When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500 today, he’ll be tugging along a century’s worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.