Monthly

This is for articles that have appeared in the Monthly

NASCAR 2011 Preview

Drive for Five Complete, Now It’s Time for a Six Pack Jimmie Johnson’s run of five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles will one day be appreciated for the historical feat that it is. While some wonder if Johnson’s domination of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship is actually good for the spo...

Dale Earnhardt

NASCAR’s annual February pilgrimage to Daytona Beach for the 53rd Daytona 500 will be bittersweet for fans, competitors and officials, as this season’s event marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of the great Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt died in a last-lap accident in Turn 4 of the 2001 ...

Higher Calling

Deep among the hills of the Dominican Republic are a people so poor, so disregarded, they all but don’t exist. Of Haitian origin, they were enticed by offers of good jobs but instead were brought in to work the sugar fields and left to fend for themselves in slums known as bateyes. Men spend l...

Living on the Edge

Here he goes again, loading up the roster with a bunch of rookies and heading off in search of great things. He really has no idea how it’s going to work, because how do you teach a bunch of kids barely old enough to vote how to own the big time? He may use only a fraction of his celebrate...

Never Say Never

The Music City Miracle Jan. 8, 2000, Nashville, Tennessee The Wild Card playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills was a tense affair from start to finish — but it’s that finish that everyone remembers. With 1:48 to go, no timeouts remaining and the Bills trailing 15–1...

The Drive for Five

Johnson’s four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships are a feat never achieved in the 61-year history of the sport. Not by the sport’s king, Richard Petty. Not by the sport’s most beloved and ruthless competitor, Dale Earnhardt. And not by Johnson’s mentor and modern day NASCAR archetype...

Pages