The Indianapolis 500 race, which celebrates its centennial this year, is scheduled for Sunday at noon Eastern time. The 'greatest spectacle in racing' has been a part of the writer's Memorial Day weekend for over 40 years.
Will Ferrell is lauded as being a fearless comedian with a sharp eye for the quirks of American culture, but some say he lacks the gravitas to be a national prize-winner.
Newt Gingrich, best known for engineering the 1994 Republican Revolution, is using the revolutionary social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter to promote his "run for President." The former speaker is a masterful strategist with a brilliant political mind. But a rocky marital record and a penchant for flame-throwing may jeopardize his candidacy.
Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama has seen some terrific racing down through the years. But Sunday's finish between Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer at Talladega tied the NASCAR record for closest finish ever.
Danica Patrick is giving NASCAR a serious run this year. A wreck involving Ryan Truex last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway didn't help Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series points chase.
The 2001 Daytona 500 was overshadowed by the death of Dale Earnhardt. His son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., had earned the pole position in the 2011 Daytona 500 starting lineup during qualifying, but lost it after a crash in practice Wednesday.
Driver Kurt Busch (22) crosses the finish line ahead of Regan Smith (78) to win the first of two NASCAR Gatorade Duel races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 17.
There's still no federal budget for 2011, so House members are trying to come up with a stopgap 'continuing resolution' with billions in cuts. What to cut? House members are making hundreds of proposals this week.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who subsequently joined the Ku Klux Klan, on some Mississippi license plates in 2014.