won 50 races over his career, claimed two NASCAR championships, and once beat the field by 19 miles at Darlington Raceway. Then he moved on to broadcasting. The highlight, though, was not on the track or in a booth, he said.
It was Monday, when he and four others were inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Joining him were 105-race winner David Pearson and 84-race winner Bobby Allison. Also in the class is three-time Cup champion Lee Petty and Bud Moore, a decorated World War II veteran and two-time Cup championship team owner.
Simona de Silvestro is thankful the crash that left her with severe burns last week only damaged her hands. Heavily bandaged, de Silvestro can still drive, and she plans to do so Saturday at the Indy 500.
De Silvestro lost control of her car during practice on Thursday. The vehicle slammed into the wall, went airborne, and flipped several times before coming to a stop upside down and in flames. She had some dead layers of skin removed over the weekend and says the tissue beneath her dressing is very raw, but she wants to be driving in this, the 100th anniversary race.
Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make his Nationwide Series debut on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen spent nine years in Formula One, driving for Sauber, McLaren, and Ferrari. He totaled 18 wins, 62 podium finishes, and won the 2007 championship.
SOCCER: Teen prodigy Freddy Adu was selected for the U.S. team for next month's Gold Cup soccer tournament, but Charlie Davies, battling back from injuries, didn't make the list.
U.S. coach Bob Bradley called Ghana-born midfielder Adu's selection the biggest surprise on the 23-man roster that will gather Thursday in North Carolina to start their training camp for the North American continental championship.
Veterans Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, and Clint Dempsey highlight the roster. The U.S. team opens its schedule against Canada in Detroit on June 7.
Argentina players took banned drugs before a qualifying match against Australia for the 1994 World Cup, Diego Maradona said. Maradona accused FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, the head of soccer in Argentina, of knowing about the doping.
"What happened is that to play against Australia we were given a speedy coffee. They put something in the coffee, and that's why we ran more."
LACROSSE: The Wings will get the No. 1 pick in the first round of the 2011 NLL draft in September. This will be the Wings' first No. 1 overall pick since 1993, when they selected John Webster from the University of North Carolina.
GOLF: Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III was among eight players in Plano, Texas, who qualified for the July 15-17 British Open, giving him a spot in all four majors for the first time since 2007. Brian Davis of England was the medalist at Gleneagles Country Club with a 6-under 64. The 36-hole qualifier was reduced to 18 holes because of heavy rain that caused a six-hour delay.
COLLEGES: Drexel field hockey player Christina Mastropaolo and men's lacrosse player Scott Perri have been named the 2011 recipients of the Mary and John Semanik Awards, given to the school's outstanding student-athletes.
Villanova senior DH Dain Hall and La Salle senior righthander Kevin Fuqua have been named the Big Five baseball player and pitcher of the week, respectively. Hall batted .423 in three games over the weekend. Fuqua threw a complete-game shutout against St. Louis.
- Staff and wire reports