Quote of the Day

"Everybody says the fence did its job. It didn’t. If you lose the Stanley Cup after blocking 99 goals and one gets through, that’s not good enough. And this is life or death."
-- Speed’s Tommy Kendall, on steps NASCAR must take in the wake of Saturday’s accident at Daytona Int’l Speedway. (“Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain,” Speed, 2/24)
Monday February 25, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 116 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • All Systems Go

    Greensboro and Indianapolis posted the highest local-market Daytona 500 ratings

    Fox earned a 10.0 overnight Nielsen rating for Jimmie Johnson's win in the Daytona 500 yesterday afternoon, marking the best overnight for the race since NBC earned a 10.1 in ’06. That year also was the last time Johnson had won NASCAR's marquee event. The 10.0 overnight is up 30% from a 7.7 last year, when weather forced the race to a Monday night. Last year’s primetime telecast also had a nearly two-hour delay due to Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer. Fox opened this year's race with an 8.6 rating at 1:30pm ET, with the telecast peaking at a 12.8 rating during the final laps from 4:30-4:45pm. Greensboro led all markets with a 21.2 local rating, followed by Indianapolis (20.5) and Charlotte (20.3) ( Fox ). USA T ...

  • Under Review

    Fan safety at NASCAR tracks is in the limelight after Saturday's horrific Nationwide Series crash.

  • On Your Left

    Several drivers claim Gen-6 cars make passing difficult.

  • Keeping Options Open

    NFL expanding its search for possible stadium sites in L.A.

  • Who's Laughing Now?

    Critics say UFC's first female fight saved the card from a "stinker" co-main event.

  • Talk Is Cheap

    Media still skeptical of Loria despite ad explaining Marlins' offseason moves.

  • On The Dean's List

    North Carolina is looking at potentially adding more suites to the Dean E. Smith Center.

  • New Name, New Start

    Hornets hoping price cuts on over 80% of tickets next season boost overall sales for rebranded team.

  • Let's Take This Outside

    Sources: NHL may host multiple outdoor games next season.

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug