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Drew Bonifant
Marcos Ambrose secures himself inside his car before the start of practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, June 20, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif. Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak. His best shot comes Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway, where a win could earn the Australian his first berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Drew Bonifant: Road to the Chase is a road course for Ambrose

Sunday, June 22, 2014

This is the point in the season Marcos Ambrose has been waiting for. From the moment NASCAR announced the change to its Chase for the Sprint Cup format, putting an emphasis on wins rather than accumulated points, the Australian driver has had this date circled on the calendar. Today, the Cup heads to Sonoma, Calif., a road course – the … 0

Drew Bonifant: Warner’s Antle an emerging talent on national gymnastics scene

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Griffin Antle’s high school career hadn’t even started yet, and his athletic career was at a crossroads. In one direction, Antle had basketball and football, sports that he had played all his life and was good at. On the other, he had gymnastics, a sport he wasn’t as talented in and that doesn’t … 0

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 … 0