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Maybe there's some crossover between NASCAR fans and baseball fans. Both sports are uniquely American, major facets of our country's history and culture. If you're not watching one, either live or on TV, you're probably enjoying the other.
But apparently Major League Baseball doesn't think its fans are smart enough to tell the difference between the All-Star Game and a summer truck racing series on a dirt oval in rural Ohio.
Yes, the MLB has pressured Eldora Speedway of Rossburg, Ohio (pop. 200) to re-name a summer promotional that for the past three years has gone under the name "Mudsummer Classic," alternately "Mud Summer Classic."
It seems the name, which refers to a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place every summer on Eldora's short-track dirt oval carved out of a cornfield, sounds a little too much like the "Midsummer Classic," MLB's nickname for the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Which, we should point out for those of you who are...
Mark Richt will be Miami's next coach, sources confirmed to ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach on Wednesday.
Only three coaches in FBS history have won more games in their first 15 seasons as a head coach than Mark Richt.
News of the hiring was reported earlier by CanesInSight.com.
Georgia announced Sunday that Richt would not return as its football coach. Richt, who coached there for 15 years, will lead the Bulldogs in their bowl game following a 9-3 finish to the regular season.
Miami fired Al Golden in late October after more than four seasons coaching the Hurricanes.
Joe Gibbs Racing is changing the complexion of its Sprint Cup crew chief line up for 2016.
Sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com that Darian Grubb will no longer oversee the No. 19 Arris/Stanley Tools Toyota driven by Carl Edwards. Dave Rogers, who is currently crew chief for the No. 11 Fed Ex team and Denny Hamlin, is expected to move into the role.
With Rogers taking over the No. 19 team, Mike Wheeler is expected to be named crew chief of the No. 11 crew and Hamlin. “Wheels” was Hamlin’s race engineer on the No. 11 team and even filled in for Grubb for one event before he was promoted to crew chief of the No. 20 Xfinity Series team at JGR.
In Edwards first season at JGR, the Grubb-led crew scored two wins — Charlotte Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway — seven top fives and 15 top-10 finishes. With the exception of earning three poles and finishing fifth in the 2015 standings, Edwards’s stats were nearly identical to his last season with Roush Fenway Racing.
NASCAR announced today that Robin Pemberton is leaving the organization at the end of the year...I have to wonder if he's been blamed for how poorly the Gen 6 has raced or something...seems a little weird considering NASCAR didn't name his replacement....looks like a bad blood sudden departure to me.
On Monday, Stewart-Haas Racing officially announced Mike Bugarewicz will oversee the No. 14 team for Stewart’s final Sprint Cup season. SHR has acquired Billy Scott from the recently dissolved Michael Waltrip Racing. He will guide the No. 10 Chevy and Danica Patrick in her third full season on the tour.
“We made these changes after thoroughly evaluating our program to ensure that all four of our teams are consistently strong and competitive,” said Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition, SHR. “In this business, you can’t rest and you can never be satisfied. You have to constantly improve. We feel these personnel changes enhance our strengths and shore up areas where we needed to be better.”
Most recently, Bugarewicz was Rodney Childers team engineer on the No. 4 championship crew with Kevin Harvick. After earning a BS and MS in mechanical engineering at Penn State, he moved to Roush Fenway Racing in 2005. He joined SHR as Childers built the No. 4 team following the 2003...
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Auburn is taking on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl. Former Auburn QB Cam Newton is in attendance and as he was making his way to the stadium he got into it with one Alabama heckler who wanted to remind him about the allegations that tainted Newton’s career at Auburn.
Listen as the Bama fan yells “180k”, the amount Cam Newton’s father allegedly sought out from colleges in exchange for his son to play at their school. Cam wasn’t too happy with the heckler and yelled that he’d slap the shit out of him.
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Way To Go Rowdy,
In a season fit for the silver screen, Kyle Busch completed his emotional comeback from a devastating season-opening injury to capture his first career NASCARSprint Cup Series title.
Busch took home the 2015 championship by being the top finisher among the Championship 4 drivers, which also included Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr., in the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Busch led 41 laps on the day and the last seven of the 267-lap event for his first career postseason win as a member of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field. "Rowdy" spent much of the race running in the top two and took the lead fromBrad Keselowski for good shortly after the Lap 261 restart. Busch then distanced himself from Harvick, the series' 2014 champion, who finished as the runner-up in the race and final standings. Gordon finished sixth in his final race, while Truex finished 12th.
"This is just so unbelievable, so amazing and means so much...
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