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Keselowski: Don't count out Gibbs guys just yet

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist.

August 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. | Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 10:26 pm
Duel at the end, then fisticuffs

Duel at the end, then fisticuffs

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.

April 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Johnson appreciates Hendrick links to Martinsville

Johnson appreciates Hendrick links to Martinsville

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.

March 29, 2014 4:07 pm
Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

RICHMOND, Va. | Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth is spitting mad at NASCAR.

April 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. | No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville Speedway is Jimmie Johnson's kind of place.

April 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Blocking theories like opinions - everyone has 1

Blocking theories like opinions - everyone has 1

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.

April 06, 2013 2:37 pm
Duke looking to pull off upset against Notre Dame

Duke looking to pull off upset against Notre Dame

NORFOLK, Va. | The best phrase Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie to describe doing the unexpected is "the tingle."

April 01, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Duke overcomes Nebraska 53-45 to reach Elite 8

NORFOLK, Va. | Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie is growing weary of people expecting the Blue Devils to roll over teams in the NCAA tournament.

March 31, 2013 7:15 pm
Diggins leads Notre Dame past Kansas, 93-63

Diggins leads Notre Dame past Kansas, 93-63

NORFOLK, Va. | Skylar Diggins was already having such a great day, her coach figured she might as well make it historic.

March 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Diggins, Goodrich in spotlight in Norfolk Regional

Diggins, Goodrich in spotlight in Norfolk Regional

NORFOLK, Va. | Point guards are taking center stage at the Norfolk Regional of the women's NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Johnson wins at Martinsville, takes points lead

Johnson wins at Martinsville, takes points lead

MARTINSVILLE, Va. | Jimmie Johnson's expectations are high at Martinsville Speedway, and his results keep showing why.

October 28, 2012 6:19 pm
X Games star ready for Nationwide Series debut

X Games star ready for Nationwide Series debut

RICHMOND, Va. | Travis Pastrana insists he's not in this on a lark.

April 26, 2012 5:15 pm
Vickers returns to Martinsville hoping to continue successful return to Sprint Cup racing

Vickers returns to Martinsville hoping to continue successful return to Sprint Cup racing

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.

March 31, 2012 2:10 pm
Stewart wins at Martinsville; closes in on Edwards

Stewart wins at Martinsville; closes in on Edwards

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.

October 30, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Virginia returns to CWS expecting to win it all

Virginia returns to CWS expecting to win it all

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.

June 17, 2011 10:00 pm
3-pointer goes away, and VCU comes up short

3-pointer goes away, and VCU comes up short

HOUSTON | VCU started missing from long range, and that was the end of its surprising run to the Final Four.

April 02, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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JuJuan Johnson lifts No. 22 Purdue over Va. Tech in OT

JuJuan Johnson lifts No. 22 Purdue over Va. Tech in OT

BLACKSBURG, Va. | JuJuan Johnson started fast, and finished even better.

December 01, 2010 10:00 pm

Johnson: Drive for 5 has long way to go

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.

October 23, 2010 7:00 pm

No. 1 UConn routs Temple, 90-36

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.

March 24, 2010 11:00 am

No. 1 UConn routs Temple, 90-36

March 23, 2010 8:07 pm

It's mentor vs. pupil when UConn meets Temple

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.

March 22, 2010 3:55 pm

People's choice, Mark Martin, showing softer side

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.

October 29, 2009 12:00 am

Petty's pay visit to paralyzed vets

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.

May 02, 2008 12:00 am

Virginia makes 16 3-pointers in 94-52 win over Northwestern

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November 28, 2007 12:00 am

Diverse interests keep outdoorsman Burton busy all year

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.

October 26, 2007 12:00 am

Purdue grad Ryan Newman gets into the mix

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.

October 22, 2007 12:00 am

Jimmie Johnson continues Martinsville mastery

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.

October 22, 2007 12:00 am

Hendrick teammates most dominant at tricky Martinsville

AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP

October 21, 2007 12:00 am

Ragan making quite challenge to Montoya in rookie race

AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP

October 20, 2007 12:00 am

Earnhardt misses Chase for second time in 3 years

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.

September 09, 2007 12:00 am

Johnson wins pole at Richmond; Chase long shot Earnhardt to start 20th

RICHMOND, Va. | Jimmie Johnson looks ready for NASCAR's playoffs.

September 08, 2007 12:00 am

Busch leads all but 25 laps in Busch Series

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.

September 08, 2007 12:00 am

Hokies see lessons in the fall of school's favorite son

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.

August 29, 2007 12:00 am

Vick pleads not guilty to dogfighting charges

RICHMOND, Va. | Michael Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a Nov. 26 trial.

July 26, 2007 12:00 am

Wheldon considering switch?

AUTO RACING | INDYCAR SERIES

June 30, 2007 12:00 am

Small town, big case: Michael Vick and the dogs

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.

June 05, 2007 12:00 am

Pit Road mishaps costs Harvick a chance at victory

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.

May 07, 2007 12:00 am

NASCAR donates $160,000 to Virginia Tech fund

AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP

May 06, 2007 12:00 am

Gordon wins pole; Jarrett goes home for first time since '94

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.

May 05, 2007 12:00 am

Hamlin's frustration grows at missed opportunities

RICHMOND, Va. | Denny Hamlin is proving that his surprising success last year in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series wasn't a fluke.

May 04, 2007 12:00 am

Beamer: Hokies will come closer together

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.

April 18, 2007 12:00 am

Pettys, Rudd favor NASCAR franchising

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.

April 05, 2007 12:00 am

NASCAR to mandate change before COT returns to track

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.

April 04, 2007 12:00 am

Bumper Cars

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.

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Earnhardt sees hopes fade when something gets in his eye

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.

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Officials say Week 2 for new car should be better, safer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. | NASCAR says the exhaust problem in its Car of Tomorrow is a simple fix.

March 31, 2007 12:00 am

Hamlin wins pole at Martinsville

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.

March 31, 2007 12:00 am
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