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Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR this week: – ESPN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Larson’s Historic Weekend NEXT VIDEO Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson Lands First NNS Victory Larson Lands First NNS Victory Kyle Busch Talks NSCS Win Kyle Busch Talks NSCS Win Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR this week: Turn 1: Five races, five different winners. Are points suddenly looking a lot more important with the…

NASCAR power rankings: Carl Edwards still No. 1, but Kyle Busch on the charge – SB Nation

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With five different winners in five races, is it time to start wondering whether a victory still virtually ensures a driver entry into the Chase for the Sprint Cup? The answer is a resounding and definitive no. In fact, five different winners to start the season isn’t an uncommon occurrence — it happened just last year. But by the time Richmond and the cutoff for the Chase rolled around,…

The Internet raised $55000 in digital money to sponsor a NASCAR driver at … – USA TODAY

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A week ago, NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor for the upcoming Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in May.  Members of Reddit have banded together on a unique crowdfunding project, and in just a few days people have donated 67.8 million of the cryptocurrency called Dogecoin to help sponsor Wise and his No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing Ford Fusion. Just a week ago this was only an idea…

How much does a struggling NASCAR driver make? – SportingNews.com

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Landon Cassill once raced for free. Yes, free. He once got a season-ending bonus of $80,000 that he didn’t even expect. Such is life for a NASCAR development driver. MORE: Development drivers face long road | Power Rankings | Petty family mourns | Kenseth baby In what other sport would an athlete perform — let along put his life on the line — and not be sure he is getting…

49ers slammed by some stadium supporters over soccer funding fiasco – San Jose Mercury News

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers, who had been riding a wave of local support toward their new stadium opening, are now having to deal with criticism from a group that backed the team’s move. At a heated Tuesday night meeting in Santa Clara City Hall, an overflow group of parents and teens urged the 49ers to keep a years-old commitment to fund youth soccer fields as part of…

NASCAR’s Darrell "Bubba" Wallace among rising stars diversifying sport – CBS News

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NASCAR is working to expand its base on and off the track. About six million people watch the Sprint Cup Series on TV. More than 75 percent of those viewers are white, and more than 60 percent are men. But, now, the sport is showcasing some unlikely rising stars behind the wheel. Driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace made NASCAR history when he won at the Martinsville Speedway last October. The 20-year-old…

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville – ESPN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville NEXT VIDEO Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson Lands First NNS Victory Larson Lands First NNS Victory Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Last August, I thought owner Chip Ganassi was heavy on hyperbole when he uttered these words upon confirming he would move Kyle Larson up to Cup…

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville – ESPN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville NEXT VIDEO Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson Lands First NNS Victory Larson Lands First NNS Victory Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Last August, I thought owner Chip Ganassi was heavy on hyperbole when he uttered these words upon confirming he would move Kyle Larson up to Cup…

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville – ESPN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville NEXT VIDEO Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Expectations At Martinsville Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson’s Historic Weekend Larson Lands First NNS Victory Larson Lands First NNS Victory Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Earnhardt On Possible Ride Swap With Rahal Last August, I thought owner Chip Ganassi was heavy on hyperbole when he uttered these words upon confirming he would move Kyle Larson up to Cup…

American Owners Oversee a Soccer Renaissance in Rome – New York Times

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Is embracing Donovan McNabb a sign of respect or weakness by NASCAR? – SportingNews.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Donovan McNabb trolled the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage Sunday, getting the VIP treatment typical for star athletes and celebrities who appear on national sports shows. The fact that McNabb said last November that NASCAR drivers aren’t athletes, though, made this a little different than typical national TV talent visiting the garage. It added an extra bit of attention to an already overblown story. MORE: Does Fox have the best or…

Another Victim of Global Financial Crisis: Pro Soccer Players – New York Times

Monday, March 24, 2014

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NASCAR Fontana 2014: Auto Club 400 viewer’s guide – SB Nation

Monday, March 24, 2014

As NASCAR visits Auto Club Speedway for its annual spring race in Southern California, here are the storylines and drivers you need to be mindful of Sunday. Storylines Fresh tires are everything at Fontana It’s an old adage in NASCAR that excessive tire wear creates great racing. And due to the abrasiveness of a surface that has never been repaved since opening its doors in 1997, few…

NASCAR at California 2014 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction – Bleacher Report

Monday, March 24, 2014

Just one day after Kyle Larson held off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win the 2014 Treatmyclot.com 300 in the Nationwide Series, Busch made sure lightning didn’t strike twice. He took home the checkered flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 after passing and then holding off Larson on the final lap.    The way Busch moved down to block Larson was nothing short of masterful. It looked like the…

Clarkson women win hockey title – ESPN

Monday, March 24, 2014

HAMDEN, Conn. — Clarkson ended Minnesota’s two-year run as NCAA women’s hockey champions. Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4:16 left in the third to help give Clarkson a 5-4 victory on Sunday. The Golden Knights are the first team aside from Wisconsin, Minnesota Duluth or Minnesota to win the national title in women’s hockey. “I think we deserved this,” MacAulay said. “We worked hard all year for it….

NASCAR Fontana 2014: Auto Club 400 viewer’s guide – SB Nation

Monday, March 24, 2014

As NASCAR visits Auto Club Speedway for its annual spring race in Southern California, here are the storylines and drivers you need to be mindful of Sunday. Storylines Fresh tires are everything at Fontana It’s an old adage in NASCAR that excessive tire wear creates great racing. And due to the abrasiveness of a surface that has never been repaved since opening its doors in 1997, few…

NCAA Hockey Championship Brackets Unveiled – ESPN

Monday, March 24, 2014

NCAA Hockey Championship Brackets Unveiled NEXT VIDEO NCAA Hockey Championship Brackets Unveiled NCAA Hockey Championship Brackets Unveiled Frozen Four Favorites Frozen Four Favorites Saint Joseph’s Ousts Georgia Saint Joseph’s Ousts Georgia Big Victory For Iowa State Big Victory For Iowa State Three of last year’s Frozen Four participants are among the 16 teams in this year’s NCAA men’s hockey tournament. More from ESPN.com The NCAA field is set, so it’s…

Clarkson Women Beat Minnesota, Win NCAA Hockey Championship – CBS Local

Monday, March 24, 2014

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4:16 left in the third and it proved to be the difference as Clarkson beat two-time defending champion Minnesota in Sunday’s NCAA women’s hockey championship. Vanessa Plante broke a 3-3 tie from the point with 8:28 to go for Clarkson. MacAulay, who also had two assists, stole the puck at her own blue line and scored on a backhander…

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish – Los Angeles Times

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana for the second consecutive year in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old who won NASCAR’s second-level Nationwide Series race on Saturday in Fontana, finished second. “What an awesome race this race track produced for two days in a row,” Busch said of the two-mile Fontana oval. Busch drives the No. 18 Toyota…

NASCAR Legend Michael Waltrip — Pumped About Meeting Donna Summer … – TMZ.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip had the thrill of a lifetime today — HE MET DONNA SUMMER … at least, he thinks he did … despite the fact she died two years ago. Waltrip was doing some pre-race work for FOX at the NASCAR Auto Club 400 race today when he THOUGHT he spotted the disco queen. He even sang some, “Last Dance” on his way over to interview the icon…