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.

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 GoDaddy.com 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. 

 Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Keselowski wants to turn violations into victory

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski joined HLN in Studio H Thursday morning, and Robin Meade challenged him to a little race -– video game race, that is. It ended up just as you might expect:

1st place: Brad Keselowski

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Fiery crash didn't stop Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 took place Sunday as scheduled, despite a fiery crash in Saturday's Nationwide Event. 

At least 28 people were injured, including 2 fans in critical condition who were later stabilized. A large number of those fans were released in time to see Jimmie Johnson win the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

The #15 Toyota Camry Gen-6 NASCAR vehicle driven by Clint Bowyer

NASCAR's faster, safer, sexier Gen-6 cars

NASCAR is making some changes. You're going to see some new cars on the track when the checkered flag falls on the 2013 racing season at Daytona International Speedway Saturday.

HLN's Robin Meade talked with Sprint Cup star Clint Boyer about what makes the Gen-6 NASCAR vehicles unique -- and why he's looking forward to getting them out on the asphalt.

'We appreciate all that you do to keep us free'

'We appreciate all that you do to keep us free'

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page: iReport.com/Salute. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

For more about Sarah and her accomplishments as an IndyCar driver and team owner, visit her website: SarahFisher.com.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards photos

NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards photos

Loved spending time with some of my fave drivers and NASCAR folks in Vegas for the Sprint Cup Awards in Las Vegas last weekend.   

It was an honor to be one of the presenters for the evening, along with actor Rob Riggle, baseball's Johnny Damon, Olympic swimmer Rebecca ​Soni... good peeps!

Road Warrior: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson

Five-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson lives life in the fast lane. He is on the road just about every weekend of the season — nine months a year. Johnson eases the strains of life on the road by bringing his family along with him. Every Thursday, Jimmie, wife Chandra and 2-year-old daughter Genevieve head out to racetracks across America from Miami to Talladega to Northern California -- as a family.

Jimmie and Chandra documented some of their most intimate moments in the new book “On the Road.” Photographer Missy McLamb traveled with the Johnsons for the last 10 weeks of the 2011 season, the Chase for the Championship and captured moments behind closed doors to give fans a view of the champion they haven’t seen before.

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