NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and J.J. Yeley and NHRA veterans Gary Scelzi and Cruz Pedregon are among the 277 drivers scheduled to participate in the 22nd annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa on Jan. 8-12. The races on Jan. 12 will be broadcast live on HBO pay-per-view.
Versus announced it will again broadcast daily highlights from the Dakar Rally, which begins on Jan. 5 in Lisbon, Portugal. Versus will air a 30-minute show at 2:30 p.m., with a repeat airing at 5:30 p.m., starting on Jan. 6. The 15-stage event runs through Jan. 20 and ends in Dakar, Senegal. Versus is scheduled to air an hour-long review show on Jan. 27. For a list of air times, click here.
American NASCAR and off-road star Robby Gordon will compete in his fourth Dakar Rally. Gordon and co-driver Andy Grider will again race a Hummer and Gordon will be joined by a new teammate, Dakar veteran and off-road driver Ronn Bailey, who will team with Kevin Heath in a second Robby Gordon Motorsports-built Hummer. Gordon and Grider became the first Americans to win a stage when they claimed the sixth stage in 2007 and finished eighth overall in the car class. To follow Gordon and his team in the 2008 rally, check back daily at robbygordon.com or try Gordon's new interactive community site, robbysuprising.com.
This article will get you in the mood to watch some Dakar Rally action.