Sports Columnist at Orlando Sentinel and NASCAR writer for Tribune Co. Advocate for foster kids/Alzheimer's Disease. Ghost-writer I Am Duran

Daytona revs up for Speedweeks, Great American Race

orlandosentinel.com — DAYTONA BEACH - NASCAR officially begins its 2016 season as the cars rev up Friday afternoon for some practice runs at Daytona International Speedway. Everybody might be a bit rusty (Turn left! Turn left!) - even the fans.

NASCAR charter system will cut Cup field from 43 to 40 cars

orlandosentinel.com — NASCAR announced significant changes Tuesday in its business model designed to improve financial stability by establishing a "charter system" for teams. The nine-year deal will grant NASCAR Cup Series charters to 36 teams and cut Sprint Cup fields from 43 to 40 cars as well as establishing a Team Owner Council that will have a voice in industry decisions.
Feb 09, 2016

#NASCAR charter system will cut Cup field from 43 to 40 cars, establish franchises bit.ly/1T5m0FA

Cam Newton pouty Super Bowl presser dabs his reputation

orlandosentinel.com — Cam Newton isn't a classless jerk. That's the presumptive leap many people will make after seeing his snotty Super Bowl post-game press conference. But he had a classless moment, and came across as a quintessential front-runner. Pathetic and juvenile come to mind.

Denver will dab Cam Newton, Carolina's Super Bowl dreams

orlandosentinel.com — So my comrade Mike Bianchi thinks the Carolina Panthers will defeat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl? As the little one in my life likes to say, "Seriously?" Bianchi must be getting all his NFL updates from Peyton Manning-hatin' Al Jazeera or Bianchi's BFF Tim Tebow, the guy he thinks would make a great NFL quarterback.

Tony Stewart injury leaves "indescribable feeling" says Darrell Waltrip

orlandosentinel.com — Meet Tony Stewart, the unluckiest Man in America. Stewart suffered a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident last Sunday while in Arizona. He was driving around in a dune buggy, having fun with other drivers, including Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon, when the incident happened.

ALS challenge is real beyond the bucket for Debra Briggs, husband Walter

orlandosentinel.com — Debra Briggs is the face of ALS. Things got confusing in 2014, when a social media craze called the Ice Bucket Challenge captivated the country. It seemed everybody wanted to take the plunge, all for a worthy cause. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, J-Lo, Ellen DeGeneres, LeBron James, Roger Goodell....
Feb 05, 2016

#ALS challenge is real beyond the bucket for Debra Briggs, husband Walter #nfl bit.ly/1nLGUxo

Roush Fenway Racing looks for NASCAR excitement after dismal season

orlandosentinel.com — You would walk away with a month's worth of mortgage money if you had a dollar for every time a driver or owner said "excited" during the recent NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte. And, yes, that includes the gang over at Roush Fenway Racing. There hasn't been a lot of excitement over there in recent years.
Feb 03, 2016

Roush Fenway Racing looks for #NASCAR excitement after dismal season; Tony Stewart in limbo for 500 bit.ly/1SGcl83

Andrae Bailey changes game on homeless crisis

orlandosentinel.com — Andrae Bailey hates the starfish story. You've likely heard it before. An old man comes across thousands and thousands of starfish washed ashore, and starts throwing them back into the ocean, one by one. A young boy passes by and says, "Old man, don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
Jan 31, 2016

Andrae Bailey changes game on chronic #homelessness in Central Florida bit.ly/1Q2K9rm

George Diaz: Ray Rice redemption complicated by domestic violence patterns

orlandosentinel.com — Ray Rice deserves a second chance. Ray Rice does not deserve a second chance. Both answers have merit. Let's discuss. Rice continues to take baby steps on the road to redemption as a disgraced star football player. Although he isn't back in an NFL uniform, Rice recently was on the field in Carson, Calif., as an assistant coach at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Jan 29, 2016

Ray Rice redemption complicated by domestic violence patterns #NFL bit.ly/1RQJoaJ

Top 5 story lines for the 2016 NASCAR season

orlandosentinel.com — The roar is only a few weeks away at Daytona International Speedway. But as the rumble builds toward the 2016 NASCAR season, let's cut to the Chase, pun intended, and pinpoint the Top 5 story lines for this season. * What does Sprint Cup defending champion Kyle Busch do for an encore?
Jan 27, 2016

Top 5 story lines for the 2016 #NASCAR season include Chase Elliott 's rise and Tony Stewart farewell bit.ly/1OOQSrc

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Feb 11, 2016

Brian Vickers will replace Tony Stewart in Daytona 500, report says. Good call? #nascar bit.ly/1Qb14Ox

Feb 10, 2016

Just like Vegas, Orlando Magic never close #nba...

Feb 10, 2016

RT @realrockriley: #magic #heat #shaq @georgediaz goes at it with @RBIrich on Press Box coming up at 7 & 11 tonight. @BHSN ch 1147.

Feb 10, 2016

Happening at 7 pm! Catch me on Press Box Show with @realrockriley @BHSN . UCF football, Shaq, Jordan, Newton, Manziel!, Replay 11 pm

Feb 09, 2016

#NASCAR charter system will cut Cup field from 43 to 40 cars, establish franchises bit.ly/1T5m0FA

Feb 08, 2016

@realdadinstands no that would be people who troll on social media like you

Feb 08, 2016

@Infamous_T21 oh the humanity! Give me a break! If you own winning which he does, then own losing

Feb 08, 2016

@auburnredwing of course you should be upset with losing. But if you win with class and you should lose with class. #Juvenile

Feb 08, 2016

Maybe Peyton can give Cam one of his Budweisers so he can chill during presser instead of being a snotty jerk #SuperBowl


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