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KFC sponsoring Cole Whitt at Kentucky

It would not be a race at Kentucky Speedway without KFC. Cole Whitt’s No. 35 Ford Fusion will be wrapped in the red and white of Kentucky Friend chicken as it pays its respects to Colonel Harland Sanders. Whitt will also carry one of a handful of in-car cameras for Saturday’s race. “It’s cool that KFC is bringing the Colonel to NASCAR,” Whitt said about his car for Saturday’s...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Entry List for Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Kentucky Speedway this weekend for the Quaker State 400. There are 46 cars on the entry list for Saturday’s race in Sparta, KY. Below you can see the full entry list along with the sponsors for each driver. Entry List for Quaker State 400 in Kentucky Entry Car No. Driver Make Sponsor 1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna 17 2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon hits catch fence as big one takes place at end of Daytona race

Austin Dillon collided with the catch fence at Daytona International Speedway at the conclusion of the Coke Zero 400 early Monday morning. Dillon’s car was sent airborne and into the fence as Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the start finish line. Crew members ran to the sight of Dillon’s car and was able to pull him out. Dillon was able to walk away under his own power acknowledging...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Coke Zero 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results from Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 beat out Denny Hamlin to claim the checkered flag in the Coke Zero 400. Rain was a problem for the Cup Series all week. Dale Earnhardt Jr. began the race on the pole after qualifying was cancelled due to rain. The start of the Coke Zero was delayed due to...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coke Zero 400 at Daytona delayed by rain

NASCAR is running the Coke Zero 400 on a Sunday this week in an effort to accommodate NBC as they take over coverage of the sport from FOX. Sadly, weather is not cooperating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Rain is preventing any efforts to dry the 2.5-mile track. Once the rain stops then jet dryers will take to the track but Sunday’s race will not start any earlier than 10 pm.
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals placing Jaime Garcia on DL

While Jaime Garcia threw a bullpen without issue on Saturday, the left hander will end up on the disabled list anyway. Garcia complained of discomfort with his groin when he arrived to the ballpark on Saturday and will now wait until after the All-Star break to make his next start. With Garcia out, the Cardinals will rely on Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney for a doubleheader on Tuesday...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Red soda to sponsor Josh Wise for four races

Big Red soda will come aboard the No. 98 Ford Fusion of Josh Wise for four events this season. Wise’s first race with the Big Red colors will be Saturday, July 11th at Kentucky Speedway for the running of the Quaker State 400. In addition to showcasing the iconic Big Red soda brand, the sponsorship agreement will also feature the company’s newly-acquired XYIENCE Performance...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Starting lineup, green flag and tv info at Daytona

NASCAR runs it’s annual July 4th weekend race at Daytona International Speedway this Sunday. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx is on the pole for the Coke Zero 400 as 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers attempt to go to victory lane at the 2.5-mile track located in Daytona Beach. Daytona has been in the news recently not only for Sunday’s race, but for it’s flag trade in program in which racegoers...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon wins Subway Firecracker 250, Xfinity Results from Daytona

  Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Daytona International Speedway. Dillon led 9 of the 104 laps run in the Subway Firecracker 250. Elliott Sadler, Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne and a surprise name in Benny Gordon rounded out the top ten. Xfinity Results from Daytona Austin Dillon Elliott Sadler Chase Elliott Kasey Kahne Benny Gordon Dakoda Armstrong...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on pole for Coke Zero 400, full NASCAR Cup Series Daytona qualifying results

Dale Earnahrdt Jr. will lead a field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Coke Zero 400 from Daytona International Speedway. Joining Earnhardt Jr. on the front row will be Austin Dillon after qualifying was rained out. Joey Logano won the season opening Daytona 500. Aric Almirola won this event last year after it was ended early...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Suarez on pole: Xfinity Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Subway Firecracker 250

Daniel Suarez  will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag for Saturday night’s running of the Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola. The driver of the No. 18 Arris Toyota car will be joined by Brian Scott on the front row. Chris Buescher who enters the day 29 points ahead of Ty Dillon will start the Firecracker 250 in 13th position. NBC Sports...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest: Start time and tv info as Chestnut goes for 10th title

While many American’s will eat a hot dog today, the 4th of July, one man has made it his living to shove as many as he can down his throat in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut has won the last nine Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest and this year’s will again take place on Coney Island beginning at 10 am ET. The woman’s event will start around 11 am...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment

The Detroit Tigers have designated relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment as they attempt to shake up their struggling bullpen. Chamberlain’s job status became shaky after allowing eight runs in his last seven appearances. On the season he had a 4.09 ERA and a nasty 1.68 WHIP with 15 strike outs and five walks in 22 innings of work. Things were no better...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon to coach Spurs summer league team

Becky Hammon will make history becoming the NBA’s first women coach when she coaches the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team. A veteran of 16 WNBA seasons, Hammon made history by coming the first full-time assistant coach in NBA history when she joined the Spurs for the 2014-15 season. She was a six time WNBA All-Star. “Nothing in my life has really ever been easy. I...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants activate Jake Peavy, place Tim Hudson on DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated Jake Peavy from the disabled list while placing Tim Hudson on it. Peavy will join the Giants rotation in Washington on Friday night after being out since mid-April with back issues. Expectations should be tempered to start. Hudson is listed as having a right shoulder strain in addition to an issue with his ankle. The 39-year-old Hudson was...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Nationwide car with flag scheme at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special patriotic paint scheme this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet will have an American flag paint scheme as part of NASCAR’s “American Salute” campaign. Earnhardt has three career wins at Daytona in 31 starts.  He won last year’s Daytona 500 and finished third...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Gausman could stick in Orioles rotation

The use of Kevin Gausman’s innings by the Baltimore Orioles has been a topic for debate for a few seasons, following the 24-year-old’s outing on Thursday it appears he may stay in the teams rotation for the time being. Gausman allowed four hits, walked two and struck out seven in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in what proved to a be a 2-0 loss for the Orioles against the Texas Rangers...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Daytona July 2015: Full schedule of Practice, Qualifying and Race start times

This weekend NASCAR returns to Daytona for its annual weekend of racing over the July 4th weekend. Both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be in action this weekend. On Friday cars first hit the track while qualifying for both races will take place the following Saturday. The Xfinity Series runs the Subway Firecracker 250 on Saturday night, July 4, while...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves send Garrett Fulencheck to Rays for two International Bonus Pool Slots

The Atlanta Braves have traded their second round pick of the 2014 MLB Draft to the Tampa Bay Rays for International Pool Slots No. 73 and 103. Fulencheck , 19, was 0-8 with a 5.10 ERA the past two seasons between the Gulf Coast League and Danville. The Braves acquired a total of $494,000 in pool money by picking up the two slots. Baseball American had Fulencheck as it’s No....
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers designate Brandon League for assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated relief pitcher Brandon League for assignment. League was at the end of his rehab assignment when the Dodgers opted to cut ties with the 32-year-old right hander. League had not pitched at the big league level but had appeared in 149 games since joining the team via a trade in the 2012 season. Last season League appeared in 63 games posting...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves beat Max Scherzer and Nationals on walk-off

The legend of Max Scherzer has seemed to grown with each start. On Thursday the Atlanta Braves beat the right hander on a walk-off single by Cameron Maybin. Scherzer went 8 1/3 innings striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits – two of which came in the ninth inning. Pedro Ciriaco began the bottom of the ninth inning with an infield single before Jace Pederson bunted...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Cassill to be sponsored by Snap Fitness at Daytona

This weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 40 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill will again have sponsorship from Snap Fitness. The Hillman Racing car will have thousands of club owners, trainers, and members featured on Cassill’s car when he takes the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Coke Zero 400. This is not the firs time Cassill has been sponsored by Snap...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Sale named AL pitcher of the month for June

getty images Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for June. Sale, 26, went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA (9 ER/44.1 IP) and 75 strikeouts in six starts to become the first White Sox pitcher to win the award since May 2012 when Sale received his first career monthly honor. He led the major leagues in strikeouts...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Trevor Cahill

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right handed pitcher Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract. Though 15 games with the Atlanta Braves, Cahill posted a 7.52 ERA before finally earning his release on June 20. The Dodgers are looking for rotation depth but they are digging deep here with Cahill who has not looked the part of a major leaguer for the past two seasons. With injuries...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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