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Indy to host NASCAR’s regular-season finale – ESPN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6:51 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Indianapolis Motor Speedway will replace Richmond International Raceway as the site of the NASCAR Cup regular-season finale starting in 2018, one of several changes to the schedule that were announced Tuesday. NASCAR also will change the opening race of its playoffs, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway taking the spot formerly held by Chicagoland Speedway. It also will move the…

Indy to host NASCAR regular-season finale – ESPN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

4:43 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Indianapolis Motor Speedway will replace Richmond International Raceway as the site of the NASCAR Cup regular-season finale starting in 2018 as part of several changes to the schedule announced Tuesday. NASCAR also will change the opening race of its playoffs, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway taking the spot formerly held by Chicagoland Speedway. It also will move the playoff…

With the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, Will the North Be Participant or Provocateur? – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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NASCAR contemplates big schedule shakeup for 2018 – Orlando Sentinel

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NASCAR appears set to blow up its schedule for the 2018 season. The strategy is simple: Boom or bust. The sport is searching for the next great thing in troubled times. Attendance and TV ratings are stagnant or dropping at most venues. A lot of star power will leave the building when Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires after this season. Danica Patrick, a marketing queen who has floundered on the track,…

NASCAR community reacts to passing of Nicky Hayden – FOXSports.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

The NASCAR community on Monday extended its condolences to the family of motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, 35, who died five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle in Italy. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy, announced Hayden’s death after last week saying he had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries from a crash on the  Rimini coast last Wednesday. Hayden won…

From Hockey 101 to a Ph.D. in Nashville – The New York Times – New York Times

Monday, May 22, 2017

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NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants Alex Bowman to replace him … – Charlotte Observer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Intense as it may be, speculation on who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he retires at the end of the NASCAR season remains just that, for now, but NASCAR’s most popular driver has established his own favorite. If Earnhardt had his druthers, Alex Bowman would be driving the No. 88 Cup Series car next season for Hendrick Motorsports. At least that’s what Earnhardt told fans near the end of…

Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash – CNN

Monday, May 22, 2017

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A parasitic infection called Crypto is on the rise in US swimming pools – Business Insider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mario Tama/Getty Images Be careful when you go for a swim in the neighborhood pool this summer. The parasitic infection Cryptosporidium — known as Crypto — is on the rise in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The parasite is the most common cause of diarrhea linked to swimming pools and water parks, and it spreads when people swallow something that has come into contact…

Here’s who Dale Earnhardt Jr. thinks should replace him in the No. 88 when he retires – Charlotte Observer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Intense as it may be, speculation on who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he retires at the end of the NASCAR season remains just that, for now, but NASCAR’s most popular driver has established his own favorite. If Earnhardt had his druthers, Alex Bowman would be driving the No. 88 Cup Series car next season for Hendrick Motorsports. At least that’s what Earnhardt told fans near the end of…

NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great Or A Big Mess – Jalopnik

Monday, May 22, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great … – Jalopnik

Monday, May 22, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Race fans will know the last names of these N.C. teens on the NASCAR Next watch list – Charlotte Observer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teen NASCAR drivers Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland are both from North Carolina and are sons of men who raced at the Cup Series level. The pair both started racing cars at age 5, when many children are learning to ride a bicycle. Now Burton, 16, and Gilliland, 17, are members of the 2017 NASCAR Next class, a watch list of nine rising stars climbing the NASCAR ladder. “The NASCAR…

Sweden beats Canada to win ice hockey world title – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is Sweden’s 10th world title Sweden has won the ice hockey world championship, beating favourites Canada in a dramatic penalty shootout. The teams were tied at 1-1 after three periods in Cologne, Germany, with Victor Hedman scoring for the Swedes and Canada’s Ryan O’Reilly equalising. The overtime brought no goals, but the Scandinavians then were twice on target in the shootout, while the North…

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges … – Chicago Tribune

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Rio Olympics experienced their fair share of problems last summer (green pool water, controversial boxing judges, basic plumbing). Now nearly nine months after the Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest issue has to do with medals handed out to more than 130 winners – they’re rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.” “We’re seeing…

NASCAR’s Driver Only Broadcast Team Next Month Could Be Great … – Jalopnik

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Danica Patrick, the Hollywood Hotel broadcaster for the June race at Pocono Raceway, being interviewed by ESPN back in 2012—when the network actually covered NASCAR. Photo credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for True Speed Communication In June, things are going to get pretty weird in NASCAR broadcasting. For the first time, the entire broadcast team will be active drivers—the booth, the pit-road reporters and everyone else. Fox Sports, the broadcaster for…

Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges — defective medals – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Rio Olympics experienced their fair share of problems last summer (green pool water, controversial boxing judges, basic plumbing). Now nearly nine months after the Games ended, it looks like organizers in Rio de Janeiro are still experiencing some hiccups. The latest issue has to do with medals handed out to more than 130 winners – they’re rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.” “We’re seeing…

All-Star Race an A for effort, D- for results – ESPN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

11:56 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CONCORD, N.C. — On the 25th anniversary of an incredible evening of racing dubbed “One Hot Night,” NASCAR tried to do something to rekindle the dramatics for its all-star event. It didn’t get it. The 2017 version of the Monster Energy All-Star Race will go down in history as “One Hot Blight.” Kyle Busch pockets $1M with All-Star triumph…