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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Carl Edwards says you don't have to be fit to be a NASCAR driver, but he likes to stay in shape

Carl Edwards: 'I had a hard time keeping my shirt on'

NASCAR star and back flip king Carl Edwards got up to speed with Robin Meade in HLN’s studio 7 Friday.

He’s a three time winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he’ll be racing this Sunday.

NASCAR driver Brian Scott makes special vows to his bride's daughter

Driver's tear-jerking vows to bride's daughter

Usually when two people get married they make vows to each other professing their undying love, but NASCAR driver Brian Scott took his vows to the next level when he also made a vow to his new wife's little girl.

It was a moment that even brought fellow driver Carl Edwards to the brink of tears.

Joey Logano wins the Daytona 500

Could Daytona 500 win hurt Logano in Atlanta?

NASCAR driver Joey Logano just became the second youngest driver to win the Daytona 500.

He tells HLNs Robin Meade about the significance of the race and the safety precautions he’s taking to protect his trophy in transit!

The Ontario County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died from his injuries after he was struck by a race car driven by Tony Stewart during a race in August.

Investigation into dirt track death over

The Ontario County Sheriff's office has finished its investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died from his injuries after he was struck by a race car driven by Tony Stewart during a race in August. 

They have given the evidence they compiled to the district attorney, who will announce late next week what the next steps in the case will be.

NASCAR legend Richard Petty surprises Navy officer Peter Theodoracopoulos

Navy man and NASCAR fan sails into Richard Petty ambush

Peter Theodoracopoulos is a Navy officer who loves NASCAR but has never been to a race.

So Morning Express Bleacher Report anchor Brain McFayden enlisted the help of ‘The King,’ the one and only Richard Petty, and Operation Inspiration to give him and his family the surprise of a lifetime.

Bob Van Dillen drives a NASCAR race car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience in Atlanta

Bob's Summer Thrills: Feed your need for speed

Ever dreamed of putting the pedal to the metal and driving as fast as possible? The folks at the 'Richard Petty Driving Experience' can make that happen!

For this installment of 'Bob's Summer Thrills,' HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen stepped away from his weather maps and climbed into a NASCAR race car. 

NASCAR star Danica Patrick takes HLN's Carlos Diaz for a spin in the Chevrolet Camaro SS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer pace car

Danica Patrick pushing pink to the limit

HLN’s Carlos Diaz goes for a high-speed spin with NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick. Go along for the ride as they both strap in for a lap around the track in the bright pink, Chevy Camaro, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, pace car.

Plus, find out what it's like for Danica to date fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Can two NASCAR drivers slow down long enough to have a "normal" date night?

 Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Chevrolet, stands on the grid during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gatorade Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway

Danica Patrick: Fueled by the 'power of she'

Danica Patrick’s entrance into NASCAR’s premiere series has caused a lot of commotion and talk of record and barrier breaking. But if it were up to Patrick, she’d just race.

Meet more women making a difference using the "power of she."

 Jason Leffler, driver of the #18 Dollar General Toyota, walks on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in crash

Race car driver Jason Leffler was killed Wednesday night in a crash during a 25-lap, dirt track race at New Jersey's Bridgeport Speedway.

Leffer was a well liked fixture on the NASCAR circuit, and even though this was a non-NASCAR event the league did issue a statement:

Fox Sports camera cable breaks and injures 10 fans at Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race

Fans hurt at NASCAR race after TV cable snaps

Ten fans were injured and several Sprint Cup cars were damaged Sunday after a large cable fell onto the track during the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The cord, part of the overhead sky camera, came down on the track during lap 121 of the race.