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NASCAR Cup Series | Results & 3 takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race at Talladega – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Brad Keselowski survived multiple crashes at Talladega to win his first playoff race and advance to the Round of Eight, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race: 1. Talladega lived up to its reputation, and then some There’s a reason talk about “The Big One” comes up often at Talladega Superspeedway, and that’s obvious after Sunday….

NASCAR Cup Series | Results & 3 takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race at Talladega – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Brad Keselowski survived multiple crashes at Talladega to win his first playoff race and advance to the Round of Eight, but there are other implications from the race as well. Here are the three biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Alabama 500 race: 1. Talladega lived up to its reputation, and then some There’s a reason talk about “The Big One” comes up often at Talladega Superspeedway, and that’s obvious after Sunday….

Martin Truex Jr. sponsored for all of 2018 | NASCAR.com – Nascar

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Martin Truex Jr.’s sponsorship for 2018 is set, and it’s full. All 36 races are accounted for, Furniture Row Racing owner Barney Visser, team president Joe Garone and Truex Jr. announced Sunday morning at Talladega Superspeedway before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The highlight is a 30-race co-primary sponsorship with Bass Pro Shops and 5-hour Energy,…

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stage Points – Nascar

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

RELATED: Full stage lengths for every race | Race enhancements 101 The enhanced race format for 2017 provides drivers with additional opportunities to earn points throughout an event. Each race except the spring Charlotte race is comprised of three stages — Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final Stage. The Coca-Cola 600 added a fourth stage. Drivers who finish in the top 10 in Stage 1 and Stage 2 earn…

NASCAR Playoffs at Talladega LIVE updates: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the pole – CBSSports.com

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is currently underway at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical race in the playoffs Round of 12. Anything can happen when ‘the big one’ strikes on this restrictor-plate track, meaning any driver — excluding Charlotte winner Martin Truex Jr. — can see their championship hopes come to a screeching halt within seconds. Below we have live highlights, stage results and more as the action unfolds…

Furniture Row Racing announces full 2018 backing for Martin Truex Jr. – Nascar

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Martin Truex Jr.’s sponsorship for 2018 is set, and it’s full. All 36 races are accounted for, Furniture Row Racing owner Barney Visser, team president Joe Garone and Truex Jr. announced Sunday morning at Talladega Superspeedway before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The highlight is a 30-race co-primary sponsorship with Bass Pro Shops and 5-hour Energy,…

Veteran soccer player in Indonesia dies following horrific in-game head collision – CBSSports.com

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Para-swimming: New details emerge from confidential report into ‘climate of fear’ – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Chairman of British Swimming Maurice Watkins says para-athletes have been subject to ‘unacceptable treatment’. New details have emerged of the “climate of fear” GB Para-swimmers were subjected to by their former head coach. Among the findings of a confidential final report obtained by BBC Sport, investigators found Rob Greenwood inappropriately disclosed an athlete’s medical information, and banned swimmers from leaving hotels “as…

Now a German soccer team is kneeling – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

BERLIN — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. “We wanted to make a stand against racism,” Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it…

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last run at Talladega will start from the front – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after the 2017 season. As the Hendrick Motorsports driver prepares to climb into the race car for the final time at each track — or at least likely for the last time, as he has left the door open for possible one-off races…

German Soccer Team Kneels in Solidarity With NFL Players’ Protests – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo Players of Hertha Berlin knelt before their German Bundesliga soccer match against Schalke in Berlin on Saturday to show solidarity with N.F.L. players who have protested against social injustice. Credit Michael Sohn/Associated Press BERLIN — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the soccer field, while Pal…

German Soccer Team Kneels in Solidarity With NFL Players’ Protests – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Photo Players of Hertha Berlin knelt before their German Bundesliga soccer match against Schalke in Berlin on Saturday to show solidarity with N.F.L. players who have protested against social injustice. Credit Michael Sohn/Associated Press BERLIN — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the soccer field, while Pal…

NASCAR starting lineup at Talladega: Dale Earnhardt Jr. captures pole for final ‘Dega start – Sporting News

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

It would be one of the biggest stories of the NASCAR season if Dale Earnhardt  Jr. were to win the Alabama 500 Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. He wrote the first chapter of what could be a great story Saturday afternoon, winning the pole for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race ahead of his final start as a full-time driver at Talladega. A six-time winner at the 2.66-mile track, Earnhardt’s pole brought a…

Johnson, Petty and fans lend voices to 2018 Daytona 500 commercial – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

RELATED: Weekend schedule for Talladega It feels quite appropriate. Seven-time NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty open up the newly released 2018 Daytona 500 commercial with heartfelt sentiment and high expectations about this epic event. “There is no greater feeling,” reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Johnson says, opening the new commercial unveiled Saturday by Daytona International Speedway. “There is no greater history,” answers the legendary NASCAR Hall…

Denny Hamlin won’t be getting a raise based on NASCAR’s downturn economics – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

NASCAR’s business model keeps downsizing to the scale of Groupon and Overstock.com, with a dash of the Dollar Store. Everyone wants to pinch pennies. Faced with drops in sponsorships, the inability to pay top drivers, sagging attendance and drops in TV viewership, NASCAR is in scramble mode going into the 2018 season. But that’s not just me talking. NASCAR Chairman Brian France admitted over the weekend that the sport could…

Sunil Gulati Says He Won’t Resign as President of US Soccer – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

“We’ve got a lot of things on our agenda, including a World Cup bid that is due in the end of March, and a decision in June,” Gulati said when asked, repeatedly, why he was not resigning. “And so I don’t plan to do that.” Arena’s departure, which was revealed Friday morning in a statement from the coach, was hardly a surprise. He was under contract only through next summer’s…

Could another US city host the Olympics before LA gets a chance? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Only a month after Los Angeles was officially named host of the 2028 Summer Games, U.S. Olympic Committee officials expressed their desire to put forth another American bid in the near future. “I think I put a stake in the ground and said we are interested in hosting the Winter Games,” USOC Chairman Larry Probst said in a teleconference on Friday. The next Olympics up for grabs would be 2026,…

Time For NASCAR To Give Up The Good Fight Against The NFL – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jimmie Johnson during Sunday’s NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Charlotte Motor Speedway announced in April that it was moving its October NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, with its news release noting that the switch would foster “on-track competition and a schedule-friendly weekend format for families.” Jimmie Johnson was quoted in the release as saying, “A day race…

Denny Hamlin won’t be getting a raise based on NASCAR’s downturn economics – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

NASCAR’s business model keeps downsizing to the scale of Groupon and Overstock.com, with a dash of the Dollar Store. Everyone wants to pinch pennies. Faced with drops in sponsorships, the inability to pay top drivers, sagging attendance and drops in TV viewership, NASCAR is in scramble mode going into the 2018 season. But that’s not just me talking. NASCAR Chairman Brian France admitted over the weekend that the sport could…

Sunil Gulati Says He Won’t Resign as President of US Soccer – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

“We’ve got a lot of things on our agenda, including a World Cup bid that is due in the end of March, and a decision in June,” Gulati said when asked, repeatedly, why he was not resigning. “And so I don’t plan to do that.” Arena’s departure, which was revealed Friday morning in a statement from the coach, was hardly a surprise. He was under contract only through next summer’s…