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Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump – The Boston Globe

Monday, August 21, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NASCAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

46000 fans a game: Atlanta United’s strange success far from soccer’s heartland – The Guardian (blog)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Two Major League Soccer expansion clubs first took the field in March 2017, both bearing the moniker “United”. One in Minneapolis, the other, in Atlanta— a city in that lower-third of the American map which, conventional wisdom holds, stands in stark opposition to the globalist concerns of either American coast, and could therefore never deign to care about a sport as preposterously effete as soccer, where flopping is rewarded. Five…

NASCAR: Kyle Busch sweeps weekend at Bristol – Madison.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kyle Busch celebrates his 40th win in NASCAR’s top division Saturday night. He led 156 of 500 laps in the No. 18 Toyota.

Among NASCAR fans, there’s a divide over Trump – The Boston Globe

Monday, August 21, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NAS-CAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

NASCAR fans feeling the Trump divide – The Boston Globe

Monday, August 21, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Walk around the sprawling campsites at the Bristol Motor Speedway here in the green hills of Tennessee, and you know you’re deep in Trump country. Cars buzz around this half-mile track, practicing for the night NASCAR races here. National Rifle Association signs are omnipresent, as the track hosts the only race in NAS-CAR’s top circuit with NRA branding. A pop-up city of RVs sprawls outside the speedway,…

A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame – New York Times

Monday, August 21, 2017

Many who swam for years in the Blue Hole or sought moments of quiet contemplation there have been dismayed, saying that the increased popularity of the spot has threatened to destroy precisely what made it precious. Advertisement Continue reading the main story State officials have responded by instituting measures to address what has become an increasingly common problem for conservation authorities across the country who aim to strike a balance…

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…

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

Sunday, August 20, 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

Sunday, August 20, 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…

NASCAR Bristol 2017 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race online – SB Nation

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The race to claim the final three NASCAR playoff spots is in full swing, with drivers set for an evening ride at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Saturday’s race from Bristol is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:43 p.m. ET. NBC will televise the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race beginning with the pre-race ‘Countdown to Green’ at 7 p.m….

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…

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

Sunday, August 20, 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…

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…

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…

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

Saturday, August 19, 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 Xfinity: Kyle Busch wins for 19th time at Bristol – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory Friday night in the Xfinity Series race. The win was the 19th national series victory at Bristol for Busch, who also won the Truck Series race Wednesday night. And just like that win, Busch had to overcome a speeding penalty on pit road to get to victory lane. “Just a great car,” Busch said about his Joe Gibbs…