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A 20-Song Father’s Day Mix About Dads of Every Kind

Am I missing something, or have songs about daddy pretty much gone out of fashion? Look at the charts, listen to the radio and you’ll find very few current examples of this once pervasive genre. Daddy apparently carried more emotional weight when he was around the house a lot, hoeing corn or washing off coal... Read more »

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Why Jordan Davis Swapped Sharks for Nashville

When he was faced with a fork in the road, and he had to make a decision, Jordan Davis chose happiness. “It sounds so cheesy,” Davis told me when we caught up this week, “but it was really just a happiness thing. It was one of those things where I felt like my heart wasn’t... Read more »

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Local News - Knoxville News-Sentinel


Championship 4 Clinch Scenarios

The following scenarios are what each driver would need to accomplish at ISM Raceway in order to clinch a Championship 4 spot, regardless of the finish of any other driver. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Busch – Busch can clinch with 53 points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or a win by Martin Truex Jr. or a non-playoff driver), he would clinch with 28 points. With a win, he would clinch. Martin Truex Jr. – Truex would clinch on points with 55 Points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner (or a win by Kyle Busch or a non-playoff driver), he would clinch with 31 Points. With a win, he would clinch. Kurt Busch – The only guaranteed result that gives Kurt Busch a Championship 4 spot is a win. Busch could also clinch on points, but would need help depending on the winner. Chase Elliott – The only guaranteed result that gives Elliott a Championship 4 spot is a win. Elliott could also clinch on points, but would need help depending on the winner. Aric Almirola ..

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ISM Race Center

Statistics, event schedule and race information for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway. Can-Am 500 Driver Averages Driver Stats Driver Ratings Laps Led Leaders Past Race Winners Past Pole Winners Schedule of Events Track Length: 1 Mile Race Length: 312 Laps (500 Kilometers) First Race: Nov. 6, 1988 – Checker 500 Banking in Turns 1 and 2: 8-9 degrees Banking in Turns 3 and 4: 10-11 degrees Banking in Frontstretch Dogleg: 10-11 degrees Banking in Frontstretch: 9 degrees Banking in Backstretch: 3 degrees Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 143.158 mph (25.147 sec.); Nov. 13, 2015 Race Record: Tony Stewart, Pontiac, 118.132 mph (2:38:28); Nov. 7, 1999 Stage Lengths: Stage 1 ends at Lap 75; Stage 2 ends at Lap 150; Final stage ends at Lap 312 Starting Positions of Race Winners Starting Pos. Races Won 1 5 2 3 3 6 4 1 6 2 7 2 9 2 10 2 11 2 12 1 13 4 14 2 15 3 17 1 18 1 19 2 20 1 21 1 22 1 28 1 Races won from Pole (5 of 44) Driver Year Jeff Gordon ..

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Texas Checkered and Black Flags

AAA Texas 500 Recap and Results Pete Pistone distributes this week’s checkered and black flags following the weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Checkered Flags Kevin Harvick May as well give him the checkered flag because he was going to take it anyway. Harvick was a man on a mission Sunday in Texas leading 177 laps and when the race went into overtime, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was not going to be denied with his power move around Ryan Blaney for the lead and win No. 8 of the season. Ryan Blaney Rocketed to the pole at over 200 mph – maybe the last time we see that number for some time given the new rules for next year that will reduce horsepower – and went on to finish second. Blaney has been very strong down the stretch of the 2018 season. Kyle Larson It is still a mystery how Larson remains winless in 2018 but the Chip Ganassi Racing driver turned in a solid performance in Texas starting 23rd and coming home with a top-five finish. Xfinity Series Race Saturday’s ..

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Harvick Made a Young Fan’s Day

Kevin Harvick had a big day Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the AAA Texas 500 with maximum bonus points and locking into the Championship 4 — but pulling a kid out of the stands and taking a selfie on the track was maybe an even bigger hit with fans. The selfie everyone is talking about!@KevinHarvick snapped this picture with Joel Cram III after grabbing the ud83cudfc1 at @TXMotorSpeedway. #NASCARPlayoffs #4TheCup (ud83dudcf8: @ilovesandwiche) — NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 5, 2018 The boy’s name is Joel Cram III and Harvick plucked him from the stands after taking the checkered flag and doing a finish-line interview on television. Havick said later he hopes it’s a moment Joel will never forget. Pretty safe bet. — NASCAR#1 (@ilovesandwiche) November 5, 2018  The post Harvick Made a Young Fan’s Day appeared first on MRN - Motor Racing Network.

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