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The Elevator
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Who’s headed toward the penthouse on the local sports scene — and who’s getting the shaft.
Take Five: Formula Drift Series / Battle Of The Imports
Thursday, July 10, 2008
If the smell of burning rubber gets your motor running, head out on the highway (or Las Vegas Boulevard, if you prefer) to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Super Tuner Nationals, featuring professional drifting and Battle of the Imports drag racing.
Is Tony Stewart crazy?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Is Tony Stewart crazy for leaving Joe Gibbs Racing for a co-ownership role with Haas CNC Racing?
UNLV men's tennis team makes the grade
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The members of the UNLV men’s tennis team apparently spent as much time in study hall as they did on the courts.
Observations from Saturday’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Observations from Saturday’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The Elevator
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Who’s headed toward the penthouse on the local sports scene — and who’s getting the shaft.
Las Vegas 51s a way station for big league talent
Thursday, July 3, 2008
A report compiled by Las Vegas 51s media relations director Jim Gemma revealed 55 players in the major leagues last season played in Las Vegas at one time, including a few Dodgers.
NHRA shortens nitro races to 1,000 feet
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Elevator
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Who’s headed toward the penthouse on the local sports scene — and who’s getting the shaft.
Take Five: Brendan Gaughan
Thursday, June 26, 2008
For the first time in more than eight years, Brendan Gaughan is racing for a team owner other than his father, casino mogul Michael Gaughan.
Runway Rebels
Panel likes their poses, but finds new ‘outfits’ lacking
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
It wasn’t exactly the runways of Paris or Milan, but UNLV unveiled its fall line at an invitation-only event last week. But still, here's a “Project Runway”-style evaluation featuring members of the Sun staff.
Observations from Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway.
The Elevator
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Who’s headed to the penthouse on the local sports scene — and who’s getting the shaft.
Beer brings cheer
Thirsty fans fill stands at Cashman Field for Las Vegas 51s’ $1 brewski promotion — two at a time per customer, please
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Blu Sandford takes his position behind the bar on the concourse behind home plate Thursday at Cashman Field and braces himself for his sixth Dollar Beer Night of the season.
Observations from Sunday’s LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan international Speedway.
The Elevator
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Who’s headed toward the penthouse on the local sports scene — and who’s getting the shaft.
Kyle Busch to attempt another ‘triple’
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Kyle Busch, who competed in three NASCAR races in three states this past weekend, again in gearing up for NASCAR triple duty this weekend.
Observations from Sunday’s Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
UNLV sports coping with cuts
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thanks to the UNLV basketball team and the Wisconsin football team, UNLV’s athletic teams haven’t suffered as a result of the recent state-mandated budget cuts.
Observations from Sunday’s NASCAR Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway.
The Elevator: Nevada Sports Hall of Fame edition
Saturday, May 31, 2008
A special Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame edition of the Elevator, in honor of the five inductees in the diverse class of 2008.
Rebels have to wait till next year
Despite a hot streak, golfers fail to qualify for NCAA championships
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Dwaine Knight spent five years on the PGA Tour in the 1970s as a player and just concluded his 31st season as a head collegiate golf coach.
Women score team’s best-ever NCAA finish
Saturday, May 31, 2008
UNLV’s men’s golf team may have failed in its quest to reach the NCAA finals this month, but the women’s team picked up the postseason slack.
Track manager: Smith mum on second Cup race
Friday, May 30, 2008
If Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith is close to bringing a second annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he isn’t talking — not even to the track’s president and general manager, Chris Powell.
Observations from Saturday night’s NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Monday, May 26, 2008
Observations from Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
The Elevator
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Who’s going to the penthouse in local sports and beyond and who’s getting the shaft:
Las Vegas closer to getting a second NASCAR Cup race?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Bruton Smith's purchase of Kentucky Speedway could lead to Las Vegas Motor Speedway finally landing a second annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Track suffers when big boys are on TV
Head to head, Bullring races losing out to the Sprint Cup Series
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mike McKearn faced a decision Saturday night: Sit at home and watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ all-star race on TV or head out to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and catch the local short-track racing card.
Observations from Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Observations from Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Seven-time driver at Indy will see it on TV this year
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The first week of on-track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had just concluded and Richie Hearn found himself in an unusual situation.
The Elevator: UNLV edition
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Who’s going to the penthouse in local sports and beyond and who’s getting the shaft in a special UNLV edition.
Who's better: Kurt Busch or Kyle Busch?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Comparing NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch at similar stages of their careers.
Observations from Saturday’s Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Observations from Saturday night’s Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.
They have overcome
Athletes with disabilities from the Clark County School District have earned the right to compete with the best of their peers nationwide and — in Beijing — worldwide
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Three local teenagers will represent Nevada on national and international stages this summer with an assist from a first-year Clark County School District after-school program for physically challenged students.
Observations from Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Observations from Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Take Five: UNLV golf
Thursday, April 24, 2008
It is safe to say the UNLV men’s golf team has been the school’s most successful athletics program during the past two decades.
Hit the road
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The not-so-friendly confines
Cashman Field, built in 1983, is the third-oldest Triple-A park, and lacks player amenities and adequate ticket booths
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
For years, Las Vegas 51s President Don Logan has been telling anyone who will listen that the local Triple-A baseball team is in need of a new stadium, one with player amenities and more ticket booths.
UNLV Spring Game
Friday, April 18, 2008
Spring games can be big business in college football. At Nebraska, ticket brokers are getting $95 for Saturday’s sold-out Red-White spring game at 81,000-seat Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. That’s for a general-admission ticket with a face value of $8.
Ashley Force makes history in Las Vegas
Sunday, April 13, 2008
NHRA blog (UPDATED)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Observations from Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Rod Fuller on the Strip
Friday, April 11, 2008
Rod Fuller loves racing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — and not just because it’s the site of his most recent NHRA Top Fuel victory.
NHRA stars to take part in autograph session, race (UPDATED)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The grass is always greener
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Racing through heartache
NHRA driver mourns the deaths of his two sons as he pursues a championship dedicated to them
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tragedy, or the threat of it, has been a part of Doug Herbert’s life for the past two decades. But nothing could prepare Herbert for the tragedy that struck his family on the morning of Jan. 26, when his two sons died instantly in a car accident.
Observations from Sunday’s Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Going with the passing flow
Receivers might prefer to work with one QB, but three vying to be starter
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Ryan Wolfe has caught passes from four starting quarterbacks in his two years at UNLV and says he would love to know what it’s like to develop a working relationship with one quarterback.
Year’s worth of ’Toons will delight Smith fans
Saturday, April 5, 2008
From the time he strapped himself into a NASCAR-style stock car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and took a few laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval, Sun editorial cartoonist Mike Smith knew he was born to race.

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