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Erik Jones scores second straight Xfinity Series victory – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James tells you what to watch for at the Food City 500 in Bristol, including who’s got the best chance to come away victorious. USA TODAY Sports Erik Jones celebrates winning the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Photo: Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) —  Erik Jones claimed back-to-back Xfinity Series victories, at both Bristol Motor…

Gold Medals ends Cup curse – Racing.com

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gold Medals broke through for his first country cup win as he took out the $50,000 Sungold Milk Terang Cup (2150m) on Sunday. The Symon Wilde-trained seven-year-old was having his 13th start in a Cup of any description, and it proved the lucky charm as Linda Meech rode her third Terang Cup winner in nine years, having also won aboard Titch in 2013, and Macau Causeway in 2008. The Casterton…

Comcast, NASCAR join forces to build up Bristol – Nascar

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Joining more than 1,500 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners to “make change happen” this weekend, the NASCAR industry and select NASCAR XFINITY Series™ drivers will be supporting the 16thannual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. These volunteers will participate in 15 different projects across the Greater Knoxville area to celebrate the day, joining more than 100,000 volunteers…

Seven-Time’s off weekend regimen includes much-needed ‘rehydration’ – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. — After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference – and with good reason. Because of a malfunction with his fluid delivery system, Johnson was dehydrated by the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Consequently, a trip to the infield care center for IV fluids delayed his…

NASCAR Cup drivers trying to figure out sticky Bristol surface – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James tells you what to watch for at the Food City 500 in Bristol, including who’s got the best chance to come away victorious. USA TODAY Sports Matt Kenseth searches for grip as he drives around the half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway track during Saturday’s practice session.(Photo: Randy Sartin, Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The moment practice ended at…

Larson, Johnson, Busch talk Bristol’s updated racing groove – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol MORE: Weekend schedule | Starting lineup | Bristol photos BRISTOL, Tenn. — It’s not that Kyle Larson isn’t a fan of the sticky substance put down on the racing surface at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader understands the reasoning behind the application of an adhesive product to the lower portion of the track. But the driver of…

Seven-Time’s off weekend regimen includes much-needed ‘rehydration’ – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. — After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference – and with good reason. Because of a malfunction with his fluid delivery system, Johnson was dehydrated by the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Consequently, a trip to the infield care center for IV fluids delayed his…

Michele Scarponi killed in training – Cyclingnews.com

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Michele Scarponi has been killed while training at home on Saturday morning. Related Articles Tributes flood in for Michele Scarponi after Italian dies in training crash Astana decide to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege despite Scarponi’s death Riders, directors at Liege pay tribute to Michele Scarponi Michele Scarponi: A career of smiles and sacrifice According to reports in the local media and Gazzetta dello Sport, the 37-year-old Astana rider had left his…

Why NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will never run the Indy 500 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Jimmie Johnson is well aware of the stir being created by the news that former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500. That doesn’t mean you can expect Johnson, the record-tying seven-time champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, to follow suit anytime soon. Or ever, for that matter. Johnson was asked on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway…

Seven-Time’s off weekend regimen includes much-needed ‘rehydration’ – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. — After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference – and with good reason. Because of a malfunction with his fluid delivery system, Johnson was dehydrated by the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Consequently, a trip to the infield care center for IV fluids delayed his…

Seven-Time’s off weekend regimen includes much-needed ‘rehydration’ – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. — After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference – and with good reason. Because of a malfunction with his fluid delivery system, Johnson was dehydrated by the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Consequently, a trip to the infield care center for IV fluids delayed his…

Seven-Time’s off weekend regimen includes much-needed ‘rehydration’ – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. — After his victory two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was late for his post-race press conference – and with good reason. Because of a malfunction with his fluid delivery system, Johnson was dehydrated by the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Consequently, a trip to the infield care center for IV fluids delayed his…

NHL commissioner on Winter Olympics: ‘We’re not going’ – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Even if the International Olympic Committee sweetens its offer, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman insists that his league will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “We’re not going,” Bettman said Friday during his annual meeting with a group of sports editors at league headquarters. “That decision has been made.” The issues on the table included insurance and travel expenses for players, and the IOC appeared to be…

The air up there: Record motorcycle jump planned for ‘Dega – Nascar

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See this event, races at Talladega   Alex Harvill is used to making the most of wide expanses. His pastime of jumping motorcycles great distances requires it, and the two leaps he’s made that stand as current world records have both taken place in the sweeping sand dunes of his home state of Washington.   But when Harvill wanted to bring his high-flying show to NASCAR, making the…

Fifth annual NASCAR Race To Green celebrates industry-wide effort – Nascar

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — To commemorate the holistic effort being made to help protect and preserve the environment, NASCAR® announced its fifth annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative. Beginning today and culminating with Sunday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the initiative will build awareness around the programs NASCAR, the industry and multiple partners have developed to help reduce its carbon footprint. A key pillar of NASCAR Race to…

Motorcycle jump at Talladega would break world record | NASCAR … – Nascar

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See this event, races at Talladega   Alex Harvill is used to making the most of wide expanses. His pastime of jumping motorcycles great distances requires it, and the two leaps he’s made that stand as current world records have both taken place in the sweeping sand dunes of his home state of Washington.   But when Harvill wanted to bring his high-flying show to NASCAR, making the…

NHL commissioner on Winter Olympics: ‘We’re not going’ – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Even if the International Olympic Committee sweetens its offer, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman insists that his league will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “We’re not going,” Bettman said Friday during his annual meeting with a group of sports editors at league headquarters. “That decision has been made.” The issues on the table included insurance and travel expenses for players, and the IOC appeared to be…

How yoga makes Danica Patrick a better NASCAR driver – For The Win

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

It’s well-documented that Danica Patrick is a yoga master, and her many skills are the result of practicing for years. To stay healthy and in shape for racing, she does a variety of cardio and weight training, and yoga remains an important part of her regimen. But does it actually help the 35-year-old NASCAR driver on the race track in the No. 10 Ford? Absolutely. A little morning stretch does a body (and…

Inside the plot to bomb a soccer team to make money – CNNMoney

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

Bomb a famous soccer team. Profit from the ensuing fall in the club’s stock. It sounds like the chilling plot of a James Bond movie. But police believe that was the motivation behind an attack last week on Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, which left a player injured and needing surgery.

The air up there: Record motorcycle jump planned for ‘Dega – Nascar

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See this event, races at Talladega   Alex Harvill is used to making the most of wide expanses. His pastime of jumping motorcycles great distances requires it, and the two leaps he’s made that stand as current world records have both taken place in the sweeping sand dunes of his home state of Washington.   But when Harvill wanted to bring his high-flying show to NASCAR, making the…