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From flying a plane to wearing a welding helmet: How NASCAR is taking in the eclipse – Nascar

Sunday, August 20, 2017

RELATED: The NASCAR fan’s guide to the eclipse Chase Elliott may be up in his plane. Trevor Bayne joked that he may ride around wearing “a welding helmet.” Monday’s solar eclipse is big news among scientists, astronomers and others interested in what goes on in the universe. It has its place among folks in NASCAR as well. “I didn’t know about it until about a week and a half ago,”…

Kyle Busch sweeps at Bristol with a victory in the NASCAR Cup race – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

It’s Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place. Busch swept the weekend for the second time in his career by winning the Monster Energy Cup Series race Saturday night. He also won in the Truck Series on Wednesday night and the Xfintiy Series on Friday night. He’s the only driver to pull of the sweep, and he also did it in 2010. Busch toyed with the crowd,…

NASCAR fans: Confederate flag still important symbol – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Brant James looks ahead to some of the top story lines fans should keep an eye on at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. USA TODAY Sports It is not uncommon to see Confederate flags flying at any racetrack where NASCAR events are held.(Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Confederate flag once was as much a part of…

Weekend schedule for Road America – Nascar

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the Road America action This week, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series enjoy an off week, while the XFINITY Series goes road-course racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Check out the full weekend schedule below. XFINITY Series events are also live streamed online on the NBC Sports App, which can be accessed here. Events that are only available on the NBC…

NASCAR Crew Chief Frankie Kerr Returns to Work After Car Falls on Him in Pit – Bleacher Report

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Frankie Kerr, the crew chief for Monster Energy Cup driver Cole Whitt, suffered a broken scapula, bruised ribs and a bruised sternum Friday after a car fell on him at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Despite those serious injuries, Kerr was back at the track Saturday with the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race scheduled for Saturday night.  “It never entered my mind [to go home],” he said, according to…

Playoff spots on the line make Bristol a bigger unknown – ESPN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

11:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BRISTOL, Tenn. — Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to a regular-season win. Even with 60 points now available each race (10 points for a stage win plus…

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’ – The Guardian

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. Belinda Scott, 55, organises rides for the Bella Velo cycle club, and I joined them for laps around Richmond Park. They are insanely fast and gymnast-lean, in matching cycle jerseys that read Queen Of The Mountains. Probably I could have idealised any one of them, but Belinda is the only…

For much of Europe, soccer season is again a battle for second place – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

European soccer’s top leagues have been ruled by super clubs for much of the last decade. Bayern Munich has won the last five Bundesliga titles in Germany, Juventus has captured the last six crowns in Italy’s Serie A, and Barcelona and Real Madrid have combined to win 12 of the last 13 championships in Spain’s La Liga. In France, Paris Saint-Germain won four straight Ligue 1 titles before finishing second…

Fit in my 40s: ‘I’m lazy: cycling in a pack changed that’ – The Guardian

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A role model is like a lemon zester: it’s only once you’ve got one that you realise you wanted one. Belinda Scott, 55, organises rides for the Bella Velo cycle club, and I joined them for laps around Richmond Park. They are insanely fast and gymnast-lean, in matching cycle jerseys that read Queen Of The Mountains. Probably I could have idealised any one of them, but Belinda is the only…

2024 Olympics could include competitive video gaming | PBS … – PBS NewsHour

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A referee watches over competitors play “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” at an eSports video game tournament in Toronto, \March 26, 2017. Picture taken March 26, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Mark Blinch As athletes leap, lift and dive at the 2024 Paris Summer Games, will video game players also be competing for gold medals? Adding “eSports” to the roster could be the International Olympic Committee’s next attempt to attract younger viewers. Tony…

NASCAR Driver To Shut Down Race Team That Loses $1 Million Annually – Jalopnik

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photo credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski has said more than once that his lower-level Camping World Truck Series team loses about $1 million annually, but that he keeps doing it because the team is what’s “in [his] heart.” But after this year, Keselowski said the team will be no more “for a number of reasons.” Keselowski races for Team Penske in the top-level Monster Energy NASCAR Cup…

2024 Olympics could include competitive video gaming – PBS NewsHour

Friday, August 18, 2017

A referee watches over competitors play “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” at an eSports video game tournament in Toronto, \March 26, 2017. Picture taken March 26, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Mark Blinch As athletes leap, lift and dive at the 2024 Paris Summer Games, will video game players also be competing for gold medals? Adding “eSports” to the roster could be the International Olympic Committee’s next attempt to attract younger viewers. Tony…

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth focusing on family as future remains uncertain – Madison.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Driver Matt Kenseth walks through the pit area during practice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASCAR drivers remember one of the sport’s worst wrecks at Bristol track – For The Win

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bristol Motor Speedway’s second and final race of the NASCAR Cup Series season is Saturday, and for a number of reasons, drivers love racing at the half-mile track. But one decades-old race at the Last Great Colosseum stands out in the NASCAR world as one of the most truly terrifying crashes in the sport’s history. During one of the two 1990 Bristol races, Michael Waltrip came out of the short…

NASCAR drivers remember one of the sport’s worst wrecks at Bristol track – For The Win

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bristol Motor Speedway’s second and final race of the NASCAR Cup Series season is Saturday, and for a number of reasons, drivers love racing at the half-mile track. But one decades-old race at the Last Great Colosseum stands out in the NASCAR world as one of the most truly terrifying crashes in the sport’s history. During one of the two 1990 Bristol races, Michael Waltrip came out of the short…

Twitter announces deal to livestream NASCAR races – New York Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twitter announced another live sports stream Thursday — a deal to bring in-car NASCAR race camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users. The deal marks the first time each of the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races can be viewed from in-car cameras, the race organization said. Terms of the deal were not released. Twitter has signed Toyota as a sponsor of the streams, the microblogging giant said….

From ‘A Chef’s Life’ to NASCAR, Durham filmmaker explores the true characters of the South – News & Observer (blog)

Friday, August 18, 2017

For fans of the work of Durham filmmaker Cynthia Hill, award-winning director of the documentary “Private Violence” and the PBS series “A Chef’s Life,” Hill’s new “Road to Race Day” docuseries about NASCAR may have been unexpected. But Hill says racing fits a larger theme that runs through her career. “For me, it’s iconically Southern, and I like the idea of exploring things that are iconically Southern,” says Hill. “This…

Transgender Hockey Star Harrison Browne Comes Out of Retirement – NBCNews.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

At the end of the 2016 National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) season, Harrison Browne decided to retire. The 24-year-old was both emotionally and physically spent. His team, the Buffalo Beauts, had won the Isobel Cup — the equivalent of the Stanley Cup in the NHL —and early on in the season, he had come out to his teammates, the NWHL and the world as transgender. It was an overwhelming and…

George Diaz: Kevin Harvick disrespects Earnhardt legacy, NASCAR history with shots at Junior – La Crosse Tribune

Friday, August 18, 2017

NASCAR is in scramble mode these days, dealing with declines in attendance and TV ratings, sponsors dropping out, and veteran drivers getting the heave-ho to get rid of fat contracts. We now add a battle to protect a NASCAR legacy. Kevin Harvick lashed out at Dale Earnhardt Jr. last week for having the gall to be Mr. Popularity. Harvick connected the dots to some of NASCAR’s…

Twitter announces deal to live-stream NASCAR races – New York Post

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twitter announced another live-sports stream on Thursday — a deal to bring in-car NASCAR race camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users. The deal marks the first time each of the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races can be viewed from in-car cameras, the race organization said. Terms of the deal were not released. Twitter has signed Toyota as a sponsor of the streams, the microblogging giant said….