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Michael Waltrip dances his way through yet another pitch

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater, the unlikely combination of grease and grace on this season's installment of "Dancing With The Stars," were standing in the midst of a crowd of well-wishers just outside the grandstands of Talladega Superspeedway. Show More Summary

Will GP2 Champion Jolyon Palmer Find a Place on the 2015 Formula 1 Grid?

Jolyon Palmer joined a select group of drivers over the Russian Grand Prix weekend. With victory in the GP2 feature race at the Sochi Autodrom, the British driver put his name alongside the likes of Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Timo...Show More Summary

Talladega qualifying was, to put it delicately, a total freaking mess

TALLADEGA, Ala. - And here we thought a multi-car wreck was the biggest mess that could possibly happen at Talladega. Saturday afternoon, NASCAR rolled out a modification to the standard three-round format of qualifying at Talladega in which drivers jostled, juked, jived and positioned themselves to, believe it or not, completely avoid driving. Show More Summary

Why Formula One Has to Stem the Street Circuit Tide

Street circuits have long been a bit of a novelty in Formula One. Tight and twisty with uneven surfaces and barriers inches from the racing line, they're the once- or twice-yearly forays into a world far removed from the purpose-built...Show More Summary

Terry Labonte will run his final Sprint Cup race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Terry Labonte, one of NASCAR's most celebrated and long-running drivers, will close off his Sprint Cup career on Sunday at Talladega. The two-time champion ran 889 races over 37 years, notching 22 victories. He hasn't...Show More Summary

Nico Hulkenberg Officially Commits to Force India for 2015 Season

Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 Formula One season after posting his most successful campaign to date. The news was confirmed by the team on Twitter: Hulkenberg suggested a bright future awaits, telling theShow More Summary

Michael Waltrip pulling a dance/drive double this weekend at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It's safe to say Michael Waltrip is about to attempt something never before tried in NASCAR history. Drivers have run two races in a day, sometimes even in different states. Drivers have raced one night and run a footrace the next morning. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski Puts Week as Villain Behind Him, Now Focused on Chase Title

If there were ever a perfect example of zero to hero, it’s Brad Keselowski. One week ago at Charlotte, Keselowski became one of NASCAR’s most vilified drivers—a villain, if you prefer—after he tangled with Matt Kenseth, Denny HamlinShow More Summary

Matt Kenseth says he doesn't regret what he did Saturday night at Charlotte

Matt Kenseth doesn't regret chasing and grabbing Brad Keselowski after Saturday's race at Charlotte. Kenseth was asked Friday about the incident, which happened after the two had skirmished on the track. Keselowski hit Kenseth on pit road as the two were driving back to the garage. Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega: Winners and Losers from the Geico 500

Sunday’s Geico 500, race No. 6 of the Chase, lived up to the hype. It was hold-your-breath stuff for nearly all of its 188 laps, as NASCAR’s best jockeyed to be in the right place at the right time at nearly 200 miles per hour. WhenShow More Summary

Happy Hour: Your place for post-race Charlotte hyperbole

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. We're going to start...Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski Win Ends Chase Dreams for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson

For Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski—three of NASCAR's biggest stars—the formula was simple: Win at Talladega and move on to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Lose and say goodbye to any hope of a 2014 championship. Simple to understand, that is. Show More Summary

Here's why Clint Bowyer got a flamethrower as a baby gift

Earlier this week, Clint Bowyer, a man who really likes fire, showed off a baby gift he received after the birth of son Cash Bowyer on September 30. It was a flamethrower. Best baby gift to ever and I mean EVER!!! come through the mail...Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase 2014: Updated Chase Odds for Each Driver After Talladega

Talladega did it again. That was about as harrowing a final 20 laps as we’ ve seen all year. The desperation was tangible for drivers ninth through 12th in points—Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth—allShow More Summary

Happy Hour: Are the best 8 drivers in the old Chase format still alive in 2014?

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. The Chase field has officially been halved. Show More Summary

Sprint Cup Chase Standings 2014: NASCAR Grid and Schedule After GEICO 500

In a heart-pounding finish marred by late contact and caution flags, Brad Keselowski held off a hungry field to win the Sprint Cup Series at Talladega GEICO 500 to advance to the Chase's Eliminator Round. Keselowski would not be denied, as anything other than a victory would have eliminated him from contention. Show More Summary

Stewart-Haas Racing switches teams of Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick

Stewart-Haas Racing is making some changes before the season is over. The team is swapping the crews of Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick after this week's race at Martinsville. With both drivers not in title contention, it's an opportunity...Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

Brad Keselowski clinched a spot in the next round of the NASCAR Chase for the Cup by winning the Geico 500 at Talladega, although four other drivers were not as fortunate and saw their championship dreams come to an end. Keselowski did not have enough points to advance so he needed a victory to get an automatic bid to the Eliminator Round. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Keselowski's win moves him up the standings

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

NASCAR at Talladega 2014: Live Results and Analysis from Geico 500

Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega! The race at Talladega didn’t see its first caution until Lap 60, when Jamie McMurray spun out and caused Joey Logano to spin too. Drivers were able to race in different lanes during the Geico 500, and...Show More Summary

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