INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gomer Pyle will be back for this year's Indianapolis 500. Carol Brady is staying home.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that actor Jim Nabors will return to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" during pre-race ceremonies for Sunday's 97th running of the 500. Nabors missed last year's race due to heart surgery, so a video of him performing the song at his home in Hawaii aired instead.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Honoring the military and those who served will be the focus at the Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day weekend.
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North will receive the Stonewall Jackson Award presented annually by Charlotte Motor Speedway. Track general manager Marcus Smith said North is deserving of the award because of his decades of service.
North will have a busy Sunday at the track. He'll give a speech during pre-race ceremonies, sign...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is ready to get back to work.
Kenseth and his first-year team at Joe Gibbs Racing have had plenty to celebrate this season with a Sprint Cup-best three victories and seven top-10 finishes in 11 events. But Kenseth wasn't a factor in last week's all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and knows he's got some challenges to overcome before getting back to his winning ways at the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is focused on the future of the successful league.
The 72-year-old Slive believes the upcoming SEC Network and the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M "help ensure that the SEC can continue to maintain its prominence" among the nation's conferences for decades.
Football scheduling will be a bigger short-term issue at next week's SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla. Slive says...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Second-round draft choice Johnthan Banks has agreed to a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving the team with one unsigned rookie.
Banks was the Bucs' top selection in the draft out of Mississippi State — No. 43 overall. He will compete for playing time in a revamped secondary bolstered by the addition of three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis was obtained in a trade that sent Tampa Bay's first-round selection — No. 13...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they've signed first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei and third-round selection Edmund Kugbila. With the signings, Carolina's top three picks are now under contract.
Financial terms of the deals signed Thursday were not released.
Carolina previously announced the signing of second round pick Kawann Short, a defensive tackle from Purdue, on Wednesday.