Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch by Bennett Raglin/ WireImage.com
NASCAR's "regular season" ended Sunday, and the 12-man field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. The 10-race postseason begins with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 pm/ET, ABC).
The dozen drivers in contention for the 2008 title are: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth. The Chasers will present a special "Top 12" on Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday (Sept. 9, 11:35 pm/ET, CBS).
Carl Edwards by Al Messerschmidt/WireImage.com
Delilah DiCrescenzo, the inspiration for the Plain White T's Grammy-nominated song "Hey There Delilah," won the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday in West Chester, Ohio. DiCrescenzo, an Olympic hopeful in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, ran the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) course in 20 minutes, 30.7 seconds. "I'm good friends with the guys from Plain White T's," she said after the race. "They called me a few days ago to let me know they've been nominated for two Grammys, so I'm really excited for them. It's a very unique opportunity, and a funny set of circumstances, but I'm glad to be associated with the song"
.Self-congratulation at ESPN is nothing new, but it's actually warranted Tuesday when the network celebrates its popular "This Is SportsCenter" commercials. In addition to highlights from the 12-year-old campaign, The Best of This Is SportsCenter (Dec. 11, 8 pm/ET) will debut three new spots.Also Tuesday, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards takes the spotlight at...
William Shatner, Jewel and Serena Williams put the pedal to the metal.
Various-grade celebrities have already attempted dancing and skating on reality TV shows, and now a fresh slate of would-be winners will turn to driving, mashing the gas for an ABC series set to air this summer.A dozen stars have signed on for the Fast Cars & Superstars—Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, with would-be leadfoots including athletes (2007 Australian Open tennis champion Serena Williams, bullrider Ty Murray, WWE champ John Cena) and performers (singer Jewel, actors William Shatner and