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Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Champ Likes Chicago, But He’s A Packers Fan

Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth is in town Thursday meeting fans and talking to reporters, and he’s looking forward to attending a Bears-Packers football game next season.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

While the biggest story in NASCAR this weekend was the roar of engines at Rockingham Speedway – after an eight year absence – in the form of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were at Texas Motor Speedway after their first break of the season.

04/16/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: The Top 35 Rule

Last week in Martinsville, while Danica Patrick relaxed far away from the track during her off weekend from the Nationwide series, David Reutimann, her co-pilot of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas/Tommy Baldwin Racing machine, brought out an ill-timed caution.

04/09/2012

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Following @DanicaPatrick’s Weekend Off

By: Farrah Kaye While the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup Series took to the Martinsville “paperclip,” the NASCAR Nationwide Series had a rare weekend off, the first of two in a row. Since […]

04/02/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: Royal Purple 300

By: Farrah Kaye While the IndyCar series was in St. Petersburg, Fla. for its season-opener, the NASCAR Nationwide Series was in Fontana, Calif. for the fifth race of the season at Auto Club Speedway. Danica […]

03/26/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: Ford Ecoboost 300 at Bristol

By Farrah Kaye Danica Patrick hoped luck would be on her side this weekend at Bristol. After all, she would be racing on St. Patrick’s Day in a four-leaf clover-covered racecar. And her last name […]

03/19/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: Sam’s Town 300

By: Farrah Kaye The last time Danica Patrick was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, she was in an IndyCar, making her final appearance as a series regular. In what should have been a great day, […]

03/12/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: Bashas’ Supermarkets 200

By: Farrah Kaye After a long stay in Daytona, Scottsdale, Ariz., resident Danica Patrick was happy to get home to her own bed. She spent the few days between the races relaxing and getting a […]

03/05/2012

Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Baffoe: Congrats, NASCAR, You’ve Made Me A Fan

I never cared for auto racing. Mostly I just didn’t understand it. Go real fast, make left turns, don’t crash even though that’s what most people watching only care to see, pour milk or a carbonated soft drink all over your head when you win, don’t endorse a Democrat—I was part of that ignorant mass of nonbelievers.

670 The Score–02/28/2012

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Following Danica Patrick: The Daytona 500

By: Farrah Kaye In a Daytona 500 that saw fire, rain and a Monday night start, Danica Patrick’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup series start didn’t go as planned. During her Gatorade Duel, Patrick was involved […]

02/28/2012

Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Matt Kenseth Wins Daytona 500 After Fire And Rain

The first Daytona 500 to be postponed took more than 36 hours to complete after rain pushed it from its scheduled Sunday afternoon start to Monday at lunch, and ultimately turned it into the first ever NASCAR race run in prime-time television.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya in the Daytona 500. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fire Erupts At Daytona After Montoya Hits Jet Dryer

The Daytona 500 has been halted by a fiery explosion caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet dryer under caution.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin as Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, tries to avoid the wreckage after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

5-Time Champ Johnson Wrecks Early In Daytona 500

Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson followed up his worst season in NASCAR with his worst finish in the Daytona 500.

02/27/2012

Cars sit covered on the grid during a rain delayed start at the Daytona 500. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Delayed Again By Rain; Now Set For 6 p.m. Start

NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Flares are thrown in the stadium during clashes that erupted after a soccer match Wednesday. At least 74 people were killed. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: A Love Letter To American Sports Fans

Seventy-four fans have died at a sporting event not due to an architectural accident or natural disaster. They have died at the hands of other supposed fans.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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Chicago’s Top Bars For Niche Sports

The diverse population of Chicago’s metro area means there are fan bases for niche sports, ranging from rugby to racing. Whether you’re cheering for your favorite scrum-half or welterweight, here are a few Chicago bars that are devoted to some of the less noted sports.

12/29/2011

Tony Stewart. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Stewart Opens Chase With Victory At Chicagoland Speedway

Tony Stewart ended his season-long funk, winning for the first time this year in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Crew members push the #7 Speed Energy Dodge, driven by Robby Gordon, through the garage area as rain falls prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18, 2011 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)

Rain Postpones NASCAR Race In Joliet

Rain at Chicagoland Speedway has forced NASCAR to postpone the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR will attempt to run the race Monday at noon Eastern.

09/18/2011

Melissa Lech of Joliet was killed in an August 2008 hit-and-run incident. (CBS)

NASCAR Driver Helps Publicize Joliet Woman’s Hit-And-Run Death

This Saturday at Chicago Speedway, NASCAR driver Kevin Conway is stepping up to call attention to the case by carrying a giant picture of Melissa Lech on his #87 race car.

09/12/2011

Danica Patrick. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Patrick Officially Leaving IndyCar For NASCAR

With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an announcement everyone already knew was coming.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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