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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., left, and Danica Patrick get together on pit road before the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Sprint Cup preview: A new Chase headlines a list of points to watch going into 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Sprint Cup season hadn’t even begun when NASCAR made it clear what the year’s top story would be. The ever-changing sport underwent its biggest makeover in a decade in late January, dumping the Chase for the Cup as fans knew it, ripping up the familiar playoff system and putting in a whole new way for drivers to battle each … 0

Drew Bonifant: Sorkin thriving in return from hand injury

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

DURHAM – There didn’t seem to be anything unusual about the moment. It’s a play that happens often in hockey: The player takes the puck, dumps it down the ice, takes the ensuing hit, and the play continues. But when Nick Sorkin dumped the puck last New Year’s Eve against Bemidji State and … 0

Sprint Cup Notebook: In Chase, Gordon shaping up as best of the rest

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Matt Kenseth has been dominant, Jimmie Johnson has been spectacular and Kyle Busch has been a hair behind them each time. Ask anyone, and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is now a three-horse derby. Either Joe Gibbs will win his first title since 2005 when Kenseth or Busch finishes the year on … 0