The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season had everything except a championship for Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

Tom Higgins had only traveled west of the Mississippi River once when he was called into a meeting in The Charlotte Observer newsroom during late 1975. After that meeting with Observer editor Dave Lawrence, Higgins began a 21-year carerr of covering every race on NASCAR’s top circuit.

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9.

A review of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s commitments for sponsorships shows projected revenue is declining significantly, dropping from $1.5million in 2012 to $110,000 for the fiscal year starting in July.

The ad features a lost puppy - and animal rescue activists are outraged.

Tony Stewart, a three-time Cup series champion who has struggled the past two seasons, seems determined to cash in on some of the same success enjoyed by Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick, who won his first series championship in 2014.

Joe Weatherly, a two-time champion at NASCAR’s highest level, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday. Weatherly also was a champion in NASCAR’s Modified Division.

With his racing career cut short by his untimely death in January 1964, NASCAR and its fans only got a glimpse of the potential of two-time champion Joe Weatherly, the “Clown Prince of Racing.”

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is talking, but not about what everyone wants to know: Where does the situation with his former girlfriend, whom he called a “trained assassin,” stand?

For the third time since 2010, Brian Vickers will return to his NASCAR career after a health scare.

The best Carl Edwards has ever felt during his racing career were the final four races of the 2011 season when he and Tony Stewart raced for the Sprint Cup series championship. That opportunity has been lacking the past three seasons.

NASCAR’s new Chase format remains terrific for the most part. But it needs to close that one obvious loophole – no one should be allowed to win the title without winning a single race.

So far, Kyle Busch says he’s avoided being caught up in the media storm around his older brother, Kurt, who is under investigation by the Delaware Attorney General’s office for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. That hasn’t prevented Kyle’s name from being mistakenly used in media reports, however.

A quick look at 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rex White:

Rex White, who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday as part of the Class of 2015, was among the first drivers to focus on winning a series championship by competing in most or all of the events of the season. That was no easy task in 1960, with 44 races on the schedule.

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