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  1. Jamie Little is MC for country music show

    Lynn Hoppes

    ESPN broadcaster Jamie Little has spent her career covering NASCAR and X Games. But she's always had a passion for country music. Little will get her opportunity this weekend as master of ceremonies for the Outnumber Hunger Live! event, sponsored ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  2. Bike Week is racing, spring break, cole slaw

    Lynn Hoppes

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Christian Gee, a Marine stationed at Parris Island in South Carolina, recently was given a 30-day pass. The possibilities for vacation were endless. But he had decided long ago to hop on his 2009 Harley-Davidson street bi...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  3. Brian Baumgartner 'helps' Carl Edwards win

    Lynn Hoppes

    Carl Edwards ended a 70-race winless streak Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. "This win feels as good or better as any win I've ever had," Edwards told the media after the race. Could it have been a g...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  4. Willie Robertson, James Franco at Daytona

    Lynn Hoppes

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer last fall made an appearance on "Duck Dynasty," A&E's No. 1 rated show, which features the eccentric Robertson family in Louisiana. Bowyer visited the Duck Commander warehouse, which makes duck ca...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  5. Many male fans root for Danica Patrick

    Lynn Hoppes

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Trevor Dudine is only 16, but he already knows who he is going to marry. His T-shirt says it all: "My Future Wife" with a photo of Danica Patrick. "I love her. I think she's hot," said Dudine, who is from Clermont and a...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  6. Race car driver Julia Landauer on 'Survivor'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Julia Landauer loves a challenge. No wonder the 21-year-old race car driver and Stanford student has joined the new season of "Survivor: Caramoan," which debuts tonight on CBS. "I thought it was a cool platform to incorporate all my strengths,"...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Jeff Gordon on 49ers, Dr. Seuss, NASCAR

    Lynn Hoppes

    As part of the Citi Read to Skate program, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon was in New York Monday morning reading Dr. Seuss' "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" to school children from the Bronx. The program reinforces students to take advantage of the New Yo...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  8. Playbook shows love for the sports nerds

    Lynn Hoppes

    It really is Revenge of the Nerds. Movies such as "The Amazing Spider-Man" to key characters in "Skyfall." TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" and Jon Cryer's character on "Two and a Half Men." Don't forget the "Harry Potter" phenomenon. An...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  9. Athletes talk about favorite Christmas toys

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Christmas just a few days away, Playbook decided to ask several athletes about their favorite Christmas present as a child. (Well, Shaq is always childlike, so he answered differently.) Danica Patrick, NASCAR driver "I remember one year my m...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  10. 2012 might be the Year of the Short Person

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gabby Douglas, all 4 feet 11 of her, won two Olympic gold medals at the Summer Games in London. Lionel Messi, at 5-7, has scored 90 goals this year and is the best soccer player in the world. And Brad Keselowski, who is 5-10, won the NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  11. Greg Biffle talks about creating N.C. town

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the rearview mirror, Greg Biffle knows he has only a few weeks to unwind before the 2013 season begins. "Our season is the longest out of any sport. We go to Las Vegas for the awards show at the end of November...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  12. Playbook ranks top 10 James Bond's cars

    Lynn Hoppes

    Early in the James Bond thriller "Skyfall," a railcar door opens, and there sits the legendary Aston Martin DB5. That car, made famous in early Bond films such as "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball," makes its return to the screen to instant approval ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  13. Fashion designer Luca Orlandi tests at Indy

    Lynn Hoppes

    Fashion designer Luca Orlandi, who has created a high-end Italian women's line of clothing called Luca Luca, spent the past two days at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway testing a Star Mazda car. Playbook stopped him for only a few minutes to ask fi...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  14. 'Cable Guy' on top events, Honey Boo Boo

    Lynn Hoppes

    Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is working with Prilosec OTC and its new flavor Wildberry to offer fans the chance to win tickets to the NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl XLVII and the Daytona 500. Larry the Cable Guy (real name Dan Whitney) started the la...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  15. Greg Biffle on 'Dog Whisperer,' pet rescues

    Lynn Hoppes

    NASCAR driver Greg Biffle considers his three dogs -- two boxers (Foster and Gracie) and a mix (Savannah) -- part of his family. And he's not alone. So when something is wrong with the dog, owners will do whatever they can to fix the problem. O...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  16. Jimmie Johnson on triathlons, 48, his beard

    Lynn Hoppes

    Jimmie Johnson, who won Sunday's Brickyard 400 for the fourth time, stopped by ESPN's offices on Tuesday to talk about NASCAR's Sprint Cup race and what's ahead. Johnson is in fourth place in the overall standings with six races remaining until the s...

    Blog | August 01, 2012