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Denny Hamlin wins Bristol pole in record fashion

...first three races.Kurt Busch was the highest SHR qualifier at 13th, but Harvick was 27th and Danica Patrick was the last driver to qualify on speed at 36th. Team co-owner Tony Stewart had to use a provisional to make it in the field and will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-14/denny-hamlin-wins-bristol-
Driver dies in crash at Le Mans

...Martin Racing said in a statement on its website.Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in pre-qualifying in 1997. The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986.The worst crash in Le Mans history occurred in 1955 when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-06-22/driver-dies-crash-le
Jimmie Johnson pulls off Daytona sweep

...involved in the final lap melee were driving the wrong way down pit road to get to the garage.Bobby Allison was the last driver to sweep the Daytona races in 1982. Fireball Roberts also did it in 1962, while Cale Yarborough did it in 1968 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-07-06/jimmie-johnson-pulls-daytona-swee
Petty defends role as polarizing voice in NASCAR

...and then he goes personal," Petty said. "So I'm just not going to acknowledge it."It's unlikely it's the last driver disagreement Petty will have this year. After that, who knows?Speed flips to Fox Sports 1 later this month, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-08-05/petty-defends-role-polariz
Joey Logano on Homestead pole

...and Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Championship by running 176.056 mph on the 1.5- mile oval. He was the last driver to go out and he easily knocked Marcos Ambrose off the pole. "We were real good in practice and we made the right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-11-16/joey-logano-homestead-pole
Marcos Ambrose wins second pole in a row

...after his lap, which averaged 95.262 mph.Gordon, the career leader on road courses with nine victories, was the last driver to attempt to qualify. He ran an aggressive lap around the 10-turn course, and just missed the pole with an average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-06-22/marcos-ambrose-wins-second
Two years later, swimmer Fran Crippen's death appears to be in vain

...Shoulberg.Normally, these sort of tragedies lead to sweeping reforms. It's no coincidence that Dale Earnhardt was the last driver to die in a NASCAR race. His crash on the final turn of the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked the sport into mandating a device...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-10-27/two-years-later-swim
Greg Biffle wins at Michigan

...victory was his 18th on the Cup circuit.Earnhardt won at MIS in June, snapping a four-year losing streak. The last driver to sweep the two Cup races at MIS was Labonte in 1995.Earnhardt bounced back with a nice showing amid adversity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-08-19/greg-biffle-wins-michigan
Kyle Busch searches for first win at Charlotte

...hold up after 17 other drivers were unable to beat him. However, Busch, who was the fastest during practice and the last driver to hit the track for qualifying, pushed Newman to the outside row.Denny Hamlin will start third, followed by Greg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-05-18/kyle-busch-searches-first-
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson to start at back of pack at Michigan

...weekend at Watkins Glen, he was in the top 10 before a late spin sent him on his way to a 28th-place showing.The last driver to sweep the two Cup races at MIS was Bobby Labonte in 1995. Earnhardt has nine top-10 finishes in 26 starts at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2012-08-18/dale-earnhardt-jr-jimmie-j