When I was younger I played little league baseball with the hope of eventually cranking homers out of Yankee Stadium as a pro. A lot of kids today do the same thing. But not all sports have such widespread youth opportunities.
If you want to grow up to race NASCAR’s best speedsters, you have a much tougher road ahead. Racing Dreams, a new documentary debuting on PBS tonight, follows three kids trying to break into the professional racing circuit and all of the problems that accompany that dream.
Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson wasn't the best all year. Not even close.
When it mattered, though, he couldn't be beat.
For the fifth consecutive year.
Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick took the champion all the way to the edge this season, waging the most serious threats yet to Johnson's reign atop NASCAR. More »
You guys should know the drill by now: every now and again, I use the space afforded to me at SIKIDS.com to point out some of the finest young sports talent in the country (And for those of you that don't know... check here. And here).
This week, I'd like to show some love to a youngster on the NASCAR circuit.
"Why NASCAR, Duane From NJ" (I can hear you!)? Well, because Sergio Pena -- in addition to the fact that he's arguably the finest driver yet to roll out of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program (an initiative designed to increase the number of qualified minorities driving and working inside NASCAR) -- has managed to make a name for himself in racing circles at an age when he should be busy finishing his homework.
The 16-year-old debuted in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series, the top developmental series in the land, late last month, finishing second at the Toyota All-Star Showdown and giving 19-year-old phenom (and TAS Showdown winner) Joey Logano all he could handle in the process. Had he won, Pena would've become the youngest driver ever to finish first at the Toyota All-Star Showdown, smashing Logano's current record by a full year.More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the plan says Danica Patrick has reached a deal to enter NASCAR with JR Motorsports.
Patrick will announce a partial Nationwide Series schedule at a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix, the person familiar with her plans tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because she has not officially announced her intentions.More »
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- When a fluke accident cost Jimmie Johnson a huge chunk of his points lead, he knew there was no more room for error in his bid to win a NASCAR record fourth consecutive championship.
But when it came time to plot a strategy for Phoenix International Raceway, playing it safe was never an option.More »