William Faulkner adored his niece, Dean. "Deanie" Faulkner Wells relished the idea of visiting Talladega for a race. Unfortunately, our man waited too long to take her.
He's covered races from Indy to Monaco, but Ed Hinton still has never seen a Milk Bowl run at the idyllic Thunder Road in northern New England. Oh, Mother Nature can be cruel, can't she?
They'll race at Darlington this weekend for the first time in a half-century without Jim Hunter. The Lady in Black, the tradition-rich landmark ultimately saved by Hunter, is in mourning.
Jim Hunter's death marks the true end of an era in NASCAR. When you remember the men who built the sport from the inside, he was a giant.
How do you generate interest in NASCAR when baseball pennant fever is running rampant and the NFL is in the meat of its schedule? If you're Brian France, you devise a playoff system called the Chase for the Sprint Cup, writes Ed Hinton.