Dubbed "Mr. Martinsville" by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson won for the fifth time in the last six races at the track.
Kurt Busch led 234 of 330 laps and won the Kobalt Tools 500 by 0.332 seconds over Jeff Gordon. Carl Edwards finished third.
Former Royal has returned to the team as the batting coach.
Edwards' motor fails with two laps to go while he was running fourth.
Busch lives up to pre-race announcement and said victory is "bigger than winning the Daytona 500."
Columbia native Carl Edwards led NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series in wins last year with nine victories, but he fell 69 points short of the championship. He would like to change that this season.
The New England Patriots sent quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a second-round draft choice.
The former Missouri pitcher has been slowed in spring training by tendinitis in his right shoulder, but he threw off the mound for the first time Monday for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Daytona 500 winner captures the checkered flag in the season's second race.
MU grad student Moones Mellouli cheered on his brother, Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli, at this year's Missouri Grand Prix. It was one of the few times the brothers are able to get together throughout the year.
Some of the best swimmers at this weekend's Missouri Grand Prix say life changes during the years they aren't preparing for an Olympic competition.
Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna finished second in the women's 200-meter backstroke during Day 3 of the 2009 Missouri Grand Prix. Mary Descenza won the race as well as the women's 200-meter butterfly for her fourth and fifth gold medals of the event.
The third annual Missouri Grand Prix swimming event runs Friday through Monday at the MU Student Recreational Complex.
Here's everything you need to know about the Missouri Grand Prix swimming event this weekend.
Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds left Sunday night, lifting the Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.
Despite an elbow injury and lack of playoff season, St. Louis Carindal Albert Pujols won his second NL MVP award on Monday. World Series champion Phillies star Ryan Howard came in second.
In 2004, Cuban owned 6.3 percent of Mamma.com's stock. When Cuban allegedly received confidential information that indicated Momma.com's stock value would decrease, he sold off his 600,000 shares and avoided a $750,000 loss, according to the suit brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The 29-year-old Columbia native made it as interesting as he could, winning both the Nationwide race Saturday and the season-ending Sprint Cup event less than 24 hours later in his long-shot bid to catch Jimmie Johnson. It just wasn’t enough.
Preacher Roe, a baseball player who had a 12-year career with the Dodgers, Pittsburgh and St. Louis died Sunday in West Plains. He was a four-time All-Star and a revered member of "The Boys of Summer" in Brooklyn.
Columbia native Carl Edwards is closing on two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson after winning the past two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.