Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.
NASCAR has honored two individuals who contribute to race weekends at Kansas Speedway. Dennis Allin received NASCAR’s Medical Director Award for 2014, and Jeff Miles was recognized with the Tracks Services Innovation Award. The awards were announced on Tuesday at the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, N.C.
The NASCAR driver known as “The Outlaw” said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. Kurt Busch appeared in court again Tuesday over Patricia Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order.
IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen swept the podium places.