Danica Patrick is accustomed to hearing the word "first" attached as a suffix to her name. She's the first woman to win a race in the IndyCar series, first woman to finish among the top three in the Indianapolis 500, first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
Yes, racing is a sport, even NASCAR. Talented people always make difficult things look easy, but wrestling a vehicle traveling well in excess of one-hundred miles an hour would beat down most mortals in short order. Wired has put up an informative rollover-fest that gives credence to the idea that while us auto writers might be the walking embodiment of a Boston Creme donut, professional racers don't share our gooey center. Driving race cars to win takes dedication on many levels -- time and mon
NASCAR: Matt Kenseth (at right) handed Ford its first NASCAR victory for its new Fusion model Sunday, winning the Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California. Jack Roush's Ford teams ran at the front all day, and on the restart for another green-white-checker finish, Kenseth had no trouble pulling away from the Chevy of runner-up Jimmie Johnson. Carl Edwards put his Roush Ford Fusion in third, with Kasey Kahne (Dodge) and Jeff Burton (Chevrolet) rounding out the top five. Check out www.nascar.com for f