Twenty-two years ago there was a littered desk and a shelf of game tapes and a VCR (remember those?) wedged into one corner, and a kid who was groomed for this but not, you know, groomed for this .
September 12, 2014 - Ben Smith
Today, after 38 years, I'm hanging up whatever it is a daily sportswriter hangs up. And if there is a certain wistfulness in that, there is eagerness, too. I'm quitting daily sportswriting to write, you see.
August 1, 2014 - Ben Smith
Throwback Sunday’s in the rearview now, Jeff Gordon summoning one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s many restless ghosts to blow by Kasey Kahne with a move straight out of 1994.
July 29, 2014 - Ben Smith
- Shades of 1994 felt with deciding pass
This one belonged to the math majors again, until it didn't. Until the family man reached back and found the kid again. Until he drove hard into Turn One on the last restart, and 20 years blew away in an eye blink.July 28, 2014 - Ben Smith
- Keselowski the pick to get win at Brickyard
You kick everything you know to the curb here. Lesson No. 1 as the stock car boys (and girl) come to Indianapolis for the 21st time today.July 27, 2014 - Ben Smith
- Indy magic still alive as Gordon seeks win 5
There is gray in the sideburns now, and here’s time going upside your head. Jeff Gordon, an elder statesman? Wonder Boy (as Dale Earnhardt used to call him with that trademark Earnhardt smirk) leaving the Wonder Years in the dust?July 26, 2014 - Ben Smith