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Ken Willis

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New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States

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  • Florida Times-Union
  • USA TODAY
  • Yahoo
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Arlington Advocate
  • Cohasset Mariner
  • WickedLocal
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Recent articles by Ken:

HEY, WILLIE! NASCAR's Next Gen car generates some questions

Also, Maury Wills' recent death brought along a top-5 Maury list, but some of you want to include Moreys and even Maurices. → Read More

NASCAR Odds for Texas playoff race: Kyle Larson favored; no Bristol 'mo' for Buescher

A non-playoff racer has won each of the three playoff races so far. Can Bubba Wallace or Chris Buescher do it again? Will Martin Truex finally win? → Read More

Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen drama front-and-center this week in Tampa

The Green Bay Packers come to Tampa this weekend, and Aaron Rodgers won't be the main attraction. Also, look who's No. 1 on our state college rankings → Read More

Dale Earnhardt never liked going backwards, except on a bicycle

Try to find a picture of Dale Earnhardt riding a bicycle in conventional fashion. Can you do it? → Read More

Coke Zero Sugar 400 locked into late August? Daytona International Speedway president likes it

When asked what he'd say if NASCAR ever asked if he wanted to move back to July, Speedway president Frank Kelleher would reply, "No way!" → Read More

NASCAR playoff picture: Daytona's Coke Zero Sugar 400 will be affected by Watkins Glen

What happens if we see more than 16 regular-season race winners? We go to the rulebook. Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. aren't the only factors. → Read More

Kurt Busch Update: Racer will miss Watkins Glen and Daytona as he continues to recover

Kurt Busch has missed four straight races and will now miss two more, with hopes of returning when the playoffs begin Sept. 4 at Darlington. → Read More

Former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen behind wheel for NASCAR race at Watkins Glen

The No. 91 Chevrolet entry is owned by TrackHouse Racing's Justin Marks and Pitbull. It will be driven by the Formula One champ in New York. → Read More

FISHING REPORT: At Ike's Granada Pier shop, come for the bait, stay for the collards!

Ike Leary's Granada Pier Bait & Tackle isn't the biggest or fanciest bait shop you'll find, but it's the only one serving collard greens! → Read More

KEN WILLIS: Kurt Busch is still sidelined and no, it wasn't always this way in NASCAR ...

Ken Willis congratulates Hall of Famer Tony Boselli and reports on the only time it's OK to drink and drive a golf cart. → Read More

HEY, WILLIE! Chastain's Indy detour was worthy of your 'Smokey and the Bandit' treatment

Ross Chastain wasn't driving a black Trans-Am at Indianapolis, but his late move got us thinking about "Smokey and the Bandit." → Read More

KEN WILLIS: Three-dotting our way around Pittsburgh, with a beer run mixed in

We're talking ketchup, beer, and Barkley. What a day. → Read More

FISHING REPORT: Barb or no barb? All things equal, take the pliers to that hook

There are some good reasons why you should start pinching down the barbs on your fishing hooks. Let's share a few. → Read More

HEY, WILLIE! Robotic umpires? I picked a bad week to quit drinking

Also, why was Joe late for his tee time? We'll tell you, as the endless parade of golf jokes shows no signs of slowing down. → Read More

HEY, WILLIE! Easy to criticize LIV golfers, but what if you were offered that much money?

Also, back to the Indy 500-versus-Daytona 500 debate. The TV numbers might be misleading. → Read More

KEN WILLIS: You knew Kyle Petty's autobiography wouldn't be your typical life story

"Swerve or Die" tells the life story of a man many of us watched grow up. But Kyle Petty's story is one you feel he needed to get told. → Read More

HEY, WILLIE! Some food & beverage tips for your next Indy 500 visit

And why are we slow in converting to sequential shifters on our NASCAR This Week page? Also, whatever happened to Julius Boros? → Read More

Ron Rice, Hawaiian Tropic founder and promotional legend, dies at 81

It all started with a garbage can and broomstick, some coconut oil and other ingredients. Along the way, it forged a worldwide promotional tour. → Read More

HEY, WILLIE! Here's a vote for Formula One racing over NASCAR

And another reader suggests F1 will quickly price itself out of the U.S. market, while another makes us wonder WWED (What Would Earnhardt Do?). → Read More

KEN WILLIS: As Formula One interest grows in U.S., a history lesson

The Netflix documentary has helped Formula One build a bigger audience. The next step is keeping that audience while trying to attract even more. → Read More