Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch wins for the third time in 2016

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Kyle Busch took the lead on a restart with less than 20 laps remaining Saturday night and went on to win the GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. Busch managed to hold off Kevin Harvick to win his third race of the season. Martin Truex, Jr. appeared to have the superior car, but he was forced to make two pit stops late in the race, opening the door for Busch and others. Truex led for 172 if the race’s 267 laps,…

Keep Reading

Kyle Busch wins again at Texas

in Sports by

A broom was waiting for Kyle Busch in Victory Lane at Texas. Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night, completing his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row and becoming the first driver to do that since Harry Gant in 1991. “It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said when asked what it’s like to be him right now. “I’ve got a great wife, a great son and I’m having a blast, living the dream.”…

Keep Reading

Denny Hamlin wins closest Daytona 500 in history

in Sports/Top Headlines by

When the white flag flew at Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin was in fourth place seemingly boxed in by other contenders on his right. Somehow, he made it to the front to win the closest 500 in history. Hamlin’s edged Martin Truex, Jr. by one one-hundredth of a second, or about four inches. The top six finishers were all less than one-tenth of a second apart. As Hamlin pulled out of line, he surged toward leader Matt Kenseth, who tried…

Keep Reading

Year in Review: Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch top story lines for NASCAR 2015 season

in Sports/Top Headlines by

NASCAR begins and ends each season in Florida. From the Daytona 500 in February, 43 teams go through a season of 36 races culminating in the 400 mile race in Homestead the third week in November. Before this season’s Daytona 500, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon announced that this season, his 21st as a driver, would be his last. After 93 career victories and four NASCAR championships, each track would prepare their respective send-offs. The year began well for Gordon. He…

Keep Reading

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR title; Jeff Gordon says good-bye

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Kyle Busch roared into the lead on a re-start 7 laps from the finish and went on to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. With the win, Busch claimed the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Kevin Harvick, last season’s champion finished second and was also runner-up in this season’s title chase. Brad Keselowski was second, Joey Logano finished third and Kyle Larson fifth. Jeff Gordon, in his final race as an active driver, finished 6th and…

Keep Reading

Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville; qualifies for championship race

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Jeff Gordon won the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway, edging Jamie McMurray be two car lengths. Gordon’s victory was the 93rd of his career and makes him the first of four drivers to qualify for the championship race at Homestead, Fla. on November 22. Among those still competing in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, Kyle Busch finished closest to Gordon in fifth place. Martin Truex, Jr. was seventh and Kevin Harvick eighth. Carl…

Keep Reading

Joey Logano wins at Talladega; Dale Earnhardt, Jr. eliminated from the Chase

in Sports/Top Headlines by

Joey Logano won the Campingworld.com 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Sunday, barely edging Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The race ended under a caution flag following a multi-car pileup seconds after the race was restarted following another caution Earnhardt, needing a victory to advance in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, was just inches from passing Logano when the caution came out. Finishing third was Jeff Gordon, followed by Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards in fifth. “We’ve come to play…

Keep Reading

Go to Top