“I’m so proud of my guys to get here again and playing so hard. We had a chance, but they made more plays than we made down the stretch.”

Has NASCAR outlived its appeal? Are fans, in fact, becoming more aged and less interested in the sport?

Mother was the world’s best at stretching a meal when money was tight. We loved her “goulash,” concocted from a little hamburger meat, a handful of elbow macaroni and a lot of tomato sauce. But she had nothing on the Master.

TALLADEGA -- Rev. Dr. Jerry Jones and first lady Teresa Jones of the Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church on Cleveland Lane in Talladega will be honored by the congregation March 5.