What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?

By CARA COOPER Bulletin Sports Editor Dec. 17, 2018 A couple weeks ago, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula One champion Fernando Alonso had a seat swap, in which both drivers drove the other’s car at Bahrain International Circuit. It was really cool to watch, and fun to see drivers who drive much … Continue reading What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?

Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders

By Cara Cooper Bulletin Sports Editor Jan 19, 2019 Wood Brothers founder Glen Wood signs autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet in Stuart in April 2016. One of my first solo racing assignments for the Martinsville Bulletin was in the spring of 2016. The Wood Brothers were having a fan meet-and-greet at their shop and … Continue reading Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders

Baseball’s unwritten rules need to go

By CARA COOPER I love baseball. I think it’s the greatest sport on earth. However, sometimes it can be really stupid. Not even fun stupid either, just stupid-stupid. And there is nothing more stupid than baseball’s “unwritten rules.” Rules like “never lay down a bunt to break up an opposing pitcher’s no-hitter.” That happened Wednesday … Continue reading Baseball’s unwritten rules need to go