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  • Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness

    05/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 10 replies,local tv news ^ | 05/16/2018 | ASkyler
    NASCAR News Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness advocate Sherry Pollex This evening during the 9th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraising event, 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his partner, Sherry Pollex announced a $1.2 million gift to Novant Health from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. The gift will be used to establish the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte. “This remarkably generous gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will help Novant...
  • Lowe's will not return to Hendrick in 2019 (bye bye jj)

    03/14/2018 2:01:13 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 30 replies
    Jayski ^ | 03/14/2018 | Staff Staff CONCORD, N.C. -- The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season. Lowe's Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team's only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. "Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey," said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer. "Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie - a consummate...
  • Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

    02/18/2018 6:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18 at 6:24 PM | Dan Gelston | AP
    Patrick’s final NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 captured her career to perfection. She had photojournalists embedded with her, a hunky celebrity NFL QB boyfriend by her side, social media buzzing — and a crumpled Chevy towed to the garage that put a premature end to her race. Patrick smooched her boyfriend and then kissed her NASCAR career goodbye when she was caught up in a wreck in Sunday’s race. Her final win-loss record was a dud: 0 for 191 in the Cup series.
  • Free Republic NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up

    02/01/2018 11:57:50 AM PST · by John W · 41 replies
    Free Republic Racing ^ | February 1, 2018 | John W
    Folks, we have migrated (legally) to a new web site this year as Yahoo has shut down their league. This site attempts to mimic yahoo as far as possible. Go here: Free Republic Racing password: jimrob Good Luck!
  • Watch out for No. 41

    01/21/2018 3:39:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    HEREFORD — As a 10-year-old, Anika “Roco” O’Brien claimed the 2016 Bandolero division “Rookie of the Year” track title at Tucson Speedway. Now, one year later, she is the new Bandolero division champion. “In 2017 I won the division championship by one point,” O’Brien said Thursday while sitting in her Briggs and Stratton lime green race car at her family’s home in Hereford. “And my dad (Brian O’Brien) won the Pro Stock championship this year, for the second year in a row. Stock car racing is a family sport for us.” Anika and her father both race as car No....
  • Racing great Dan Gurney was the 'epitome of class'

    01/14/2018 6:50:21 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 24 replies
    Autoweek ^ | January 14, 2018 | Bruce Martin
    The news that the legendary Dan Gurney died on Sunday night after a long battle with pneumonia was something racing legends Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser had difficulty accepting. Although they knew Gurney was in failing health, the fact that he was a “Mount Rushmore of Auto Racing” figure made him bigger-than-life to drivers who have been described in the same vein. “It’s one freaking sad day,” an emotional Unser told Autoweek in a phone interview Sunday night. Andretti echoed those sentiments from his home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening.
  • Dan Gurney, who won at IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, Formula 1 and Le Mans, dies at 86

    01/14/2018 5:26:29 PM PST · by God luvs America · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/14/2018 | Bob Pockrass
    Dan Gurney, an accomplished and versatile racer whose pioneering innovations in race car manufacturing played an integral role in motorsports, died Sunday at age 86 of complications from pneumonia. Gurney won seven IndyCar races, five NASCAR Cup races and four Formula 1 races from 1962 to 1970, and he teamed with A.J. Foyt to win the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya have wins in the top levels Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and sports cars. "With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today,"...
  • NASCAR Legend Richard Childress Opens Fire on Home Invaders, Praises 2nd Amendment

    12/22/2017 11:18:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Childress told North Carolina’s Davidson County Sherriff’s Office (DCSO) on Sunday that the only reasons he and his wife are still “here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.”
  • Activist may burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag at NASCAR race in Talladega

    10/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 85 replies ^ | 10.9.17 | Wesley Robinson
    Taking his combined Nazi-Confederate flag burning demonstration to NASCAR country, Pennsylvania activist Gene Stilp continued his push for awareness by burning the two symbols, which he says represent similar ideals.
  • NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don't Stand 'Ought to Be Out of the Country'

    09/25/2017 8:15:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies ^ | 9 25 17
    While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump's recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner," NASCAR remained standing. The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal. Many NASCAR owners spoke out against the protests from other sports. When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would "get you a ride...
  • 'All Americans have the right to peaceful protests': Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks ranks with NASCAR...

    09/25/2017 3:13:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2017 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For
    FULL TITLE: 'All Americans have the right to peaceful protests': Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks ranks with NASCAR and backs the NFL in war with Trump Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke with NASCAR's ranks on Monday morning, Tweeting his support for peaceful demonstration after president Donald Trump spent the better part of the weekend condemning NFL players for protesting injustice in America by kneeling during the national anthem. 'All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests,' read a Tweet by Earnhardt, who followed with a quote from the late President John F. Kennedy. 'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Breaks with NASCAR Owners ... Approves NFL Protests

    09/25/2017 11:08:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 111 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9/25/2017 6:43 AM PDT
    Not all NASCAR people are siding with Trump -- with Dale Earnhardt Jr. throwing his support behind NFL protesters ... despite several NASCAR owners bashing them. After POTUS said NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who takes a knee, two of the most powerful men in NASCAR gave major stamps of approval. Richard Petty said, "Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period." Team owner Richard Childress was asked what he would do if any of his staffers protested the anthem -- "Get you a ride on a Greyhound bus...
  • Vanity - God Bless NASCAR & Motor Sports racing & patriotism.

    09/25/2017 4:24:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies
    Not many Americans know this fact...but, Motorsports is the most watched sporting event in the USA. NASCAR, NHRA drag racing, Indy Motorsports, Motorcycles, Midget racers, Go Cart racing, Sport car racing, Grand Prix racing, Monster trucks, etc., goes on, unabated all over the USA on Friday/Saturday nights and Sunday mornings and afternoons. Millions of auto and motorcycle racing fans turnout in massive numbers to view and enjoy these events...that are as American as apple pie is. The NFL and NBA are dwarfed by these attendee numbers of loyal, patriotic Americans of all stripes. The only sport that comes close to...
  • NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races

    09/24/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24th September 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games. There were no protests reported during “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press. Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports. “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where...
  • What's next for Danica Patrick after losing her NASCAR Cup Series ride?

    09/16/2017 9:13:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 103 replies
    Autoweek ^ | September 13, 2017
    What now? That’s the question Danica Patrick faces now that she knows for certain she will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. And considering that she barely scrapped enough funding together to keep the No. 10 afloat this season, it means her options are limited if she wants to remain in a competitive seat. So what are her options? From the outside looking in, it’s hard to see how Patrick remains in the Cup Series with a competitive ride, and she has continually discounted options in other divisions. But for the sake...
  • NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

    08/26/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | Jul 4, 2015 | BOB POCKRASS via ESPN
    One of the biggest NASCAR sponsors lobbied to have the event moved. Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis wrote in a letter dated for Tuesday that neither he nor anyone from Camping World would participate in an event at any Trump property "due to recent and ongoing blatantly bigoted and racist comments from Donald Trump in regards to immigrants of the United States." Trump has made several comments about immigrants while on the campaign trail. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said when announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination last month. "They're sending...
  • NASCAR at Indy

    07/23/2017 11:51:15 AM PDT · by JBW1949 · 98 replies
    Just watched the start of the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
  • Convergence Killing NASCAR

    05/03/2017 6:59:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 107 replies
    Vox Popoli ^ | Vox Day
    TV ratings are "plummeting" and attendance is down more than 50 percent at some tracks: NASCAR has seen crowds shrink at virtually every track, many of which have removed seats, and its television ratings have plummeted. At Richmond, which once routinely seated more than 100,000 fans for races in the premier Cup series, only 60,000 seats remain and they were not close to full for Sunday's 400-lap race. "We're not isolated here," France said. "Every sport is trying to unlock the new consumption levels and fan interest by a younger demographic. Of course we love our core fan and everyone...
  • Lawyer: Elizabeth Thomas was forced to eat wildflowers when Tad Cummins ran out of money

    04/28/2017 4:16:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    crime online ^ | April 28, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    The kidnapped girl lost a lot of weight while in the “care” of the former teacher who abducted her Alleged kidnapper Tad Cummins remains behind bars for abducting a minor and having illegal sexual relations with her. On top of that, the former teacher is accused of making the teen eat wildflowers for nutrition after he ran out of money. Jason Whatley, the family lawyer for the Thomas family, said that although 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is now home and safe with her family, she’ll need intensive counseling to help her deal with and process the hardships she endured while she...
  • Florida woman grabs ax after spotting on man’s computer

    04/28/2017 10:12:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/27/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    GREENACRES— Enraged from seeing the dating website on a man’s computer last week, Lucy Melesky reportedly grabbed a mounted ax off the mantel and smashed it on the ground. Melesky slung the ax over her shoulder and screamed at the man about the alleged unfaithfulness, he told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. Melesky, 45, was arrested the evening of April 18 on charges of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her relationship with the man is redacted in the arrest report, as is the location of the incident. However, Melesky told authorities she lives west of Greenacres....