Morgan Shepherd, 71, is the oldest man to race at NASCAR's highest level. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Morgan Shepherd Becomes Oldest Driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup History

At 71, Morgan Shepherd took the wheel of the No. 52 Toyota and became the oldest driver to start a race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.


DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Johnson 1st Driver to Sweep Daytona Since 1982

A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list.


Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  (credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kenseth Wins NASCAR Race at Kentucky; Keselowski Finishes 33rd

Matt Kenseth’s fuel-only pit stop gamble that helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late to win the rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.


The Senate's Republican leader is telling major league sports: Don't play with "Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP To Sports Leagues: Don’t Play With ‘Obamacare’

The Senate’s Republican leader is telling major league sports: Don’t play with “Obamacare.”


Danica Patrick (credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick 13th at Michigan; 3rd Best Finish of Season

Danica Patrick finished 13th in her first career Sprint Cup series start at Michigan on Sunday. That’s not bad given her start in the 37th position.


A close up of Dale Earnhardt Sr. (credit: Jon Ferrey  /Allsport)

List of Notable Auto Racing Deaths

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race. Here are some driver deaths in major auto racing events.


Jason Leffler (credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Driver Killed in Dirt Car Race

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.


Coca-Cola 600 (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

10 Fans Injured, NASCAR Race Delayed by Snapped TV Camera Cable

Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three of them were taken to the hospital after a nylon rope supporting a Fox Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface.


Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Wrecks in Crazy Race; Struggles Continue

Danica Patrick couldn’t escape the craziness of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. She was included four multi-car accidents that took out several notable drivers.


Danica Patrick say she's more comfortable in stock cars now and is less and less likely to return to open wheel racing. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Unlikely to Return to IndyCar Despite NASCAR Struggles

Danica Patrick refuses to get down on herself even though her first full season on the Sprint Cup series has been a struggle.