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RICHMOND, Va. | From perfect weather and a big crowd to a classic short-track finish and the fisticuffs afterward, NASCAR hardly could have asked for more from its first visit to Richmond International Raceway.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jimmie Johnson doesn't dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that's more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts.
RICHMOND, Va. | Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth is spitting mad at NASCAR.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville Speedway is Jimmie Johnson's kind of place.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Tony Stewart says never. Joey Logano says late in the race. Jimmie Johnson says to protect a victory in the final laps, except, perhaps, if Stewart is behind him because of the potential consequences.
NORFOLK, Va. | The best phrase Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie to describe doing the unexpected is "the tingle."
NORFOLK, Va. | Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie is growing weary of people expecting the Blue Devils to roll over teams in the NCAA tournament.
NORFOLK, Va. | Skylar Diggins was already having such a great day, her coach figured she might as well make it historic.
NORFOLK, Va. | Point guards are taking center stage at the Norfolk Regional of the women's NCAA tournament.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jimmie Johnson's expectations are high at Martinsville Speedway, and his results keep showing why.
RICHMOND, Va. | Travis Pastrana insists he's not in this on a lark.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Brian Vickers' latest comeback got off to a roaring start two weeks ago with a fifth-place finish at Bristol for Michael Waltrip Racing.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson on a restart with three laps to go Sunday and surged into contention for his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with three races remaining.
When Virginia reached the College World Series for the first time two years ago, coach Brian O'Connor gave his players tips on how to manage the "circus" atmosphere in Omaha, Neb.
HOUSTON | VCU started missing from long range, and that was the end of its surprising run to the Final Four.
BLACKSBURG, Va. | JuJuan Johnson started fast, and finished even better.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jimmie Johnson has won four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup titles and is leading the way again midway through the 10-race Chase for the championship.
NORFOLK, Va. | Standing on the sidelines watching his team dominate Temple in every facet of their second round NCAA women's tournament game, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma turned to a friend seated at the officials table and summarized what he was watching.
NORFOLK, Va. | In Tonya Cardoza's first season as the head coach at Temple, former boss Geno Auriemma said she constantly sent him text messages about her many struggles.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Mark Martin senses that this is going to be a good week for him as he continues chasing Jimmie Johnson and the NASCAR season championship he so covets.
RICHMOND, Va. | The smiles on the faces of the veterans in wheelchairs were unmistakably broad Thursday as they posed for pictures with NASCAR icon Richard Petty.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | The changing leaves and nip in the morning air are among the signs that have Ward Burton looking forward to the offseason just ahead.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | With all eyes on Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon and their domination of Martinsville Speedway, suddenly there was Ryan Newman on Sunday, duking it out with both at the end.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jeff Gordon has passed the torch to Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville Speedway, the track where Gordon has had more success than most anyone.
AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP
AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP
RICHMOND, Va. | Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of turmoil won't end with him competing for a championship, but as NASCAR's 10-race playoff begins next week, at least he'll get to see how his future could look at powerful Hendrick Motorsports.
RICHMOND, Va. | Jimmie Johnson looks ready for NASCAR's playoffs.
RICHMOND, Va. | Kyle Busch led four times and for all but 25 laps and even made overtime look easy at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night, earning his ninth career NASCAR Busch Series victory and second of the season.
BLACKSBURG, Va. | The doors that lead to the large auditorium where Virginia Tech's football team meets are kept propped open these days, giving passers-by a clear view to what once appeared to be the Hokies' inner sanctum.
RICHMOND, Va. | Michael Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a Nov. 26 trial.
AUTO RACING | INDYCAR SERIES
SURRY, Va. | The centerpiece of this Virginia town challenges the definition of "stoplight" -- the lone signal blinks red on two sides, yellow on the others.
RICHMOND, Va. | Kevin Harvick led four times for 105 laps in Sunday's Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and it may have been a mistake by the driver or his crew that cost him a chance at his second Cup victory here.
AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP
RICHMOND, Va. | Jeff Gordon's rolled to his third consecutive NASCAR Nextel Cup pole position Friday, and former series champion Dale Jarrett was among those headed home as Toyota teams again struggled to compete.
RICHMOND, Va. | Denny Hamlin is proving that his surprising success last year in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series wasn't a fluke.
BLACKSBURG, Va. | Frank Beamer grew up about an hour from Blacksburg, played football for Virginia Tech and has become the very familiar face of the university as the man who built the Hokies into one of the nation's elite football programs.
As a car owner whose teams are struggling to keep up with multicar megateams, seven-time champion Richard Petty has a solution to guarantee those who built NASCAR stick around: franchising.
RICHMOND, Va. | NASCAR will mandate a change in the design of the Car of Tomorrow in an attempt to alleviate the heat that caused foam to melt in several cars last weekend at Martinsville.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jimmie Johnson withstood teammate Jeff Gordon's bumping and banging for much of the last 53 laps Sunday and held him off by a front bumper to win for the third time in six NASCAR Nextel Cup races this year.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. seemed on the verge of a big day Sunday, one that would have ended his 31-race winless streak and allowed him to mark the 28-year anniversary of his father's first win with one of his own.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | NASCAR says the exhaust problem in its Car of Tomorrow is a simple fix.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Denny Hamlin bounced back from a difficult 14th-place run at Bristol last week by winning the pole at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | They were picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, seen as a team with two good guards and many inconsistent role players.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | Sean Singletary tied the game with a jumper late in regulation, then hit a falling, one-handed floater with 1 second left in overtime Thursday night to give Virginia a 68-66 victory over No. 8 Duke.
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