March 29, 2003 |
Andy Belmont drew inspiration from Tug McGraw's chest-thumping antics as a relief pitcher for the 1980 world champion Phillies. Today, Belmont hopes to return the favor as McGraw recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Belmont's No. 91 Pontiac will carry two special messages - "Get Well Tug McGraw" and "You Gotta Believe" - in this afternoon's Busch Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. "Having grown up near Philly, I had to do something," said Belmont, a Penndel native.
November 5, 2009 |
Dickies 500 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas TV/Radio: Channel 6/WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7-FM) Race course: 1.5- mile tri-oval Race distance: 501 miles/334 laps. Last year's race winner: Carl Edwards Last year's pole winner: Jeff Gordon Track qualifying record: Brian Vickers, 196.235 mph (27.518 seconds) in November 2006. Track facts: Edwards hasn't won since last year's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He swept Texas' races in 2008 ... Brad Keselowski will replace David Stremme in the No. 12 Dodge this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
June 6, 2015 |
Having grown up in Bethesda, Md., before enrolling at Penn State, Lee Cary was used to being one of the only NASCAR fans around. But when Jeff Gordon visited State College on April 14 to unveil the Penn State-themed car he'll drive at Pocono Raceway this weekend, others trickled out of the woodwork. "It was actually kind of funny; I didn't think there was much of a fan base in State College," said Cary, 21, who recently graduated from Penn State. "And there were a lot of people there.
April 9, 2002 |
Matt Kenseth won the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 yesterday despite running only five laps in practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. His few laps came Friday, before he blew an engine. Saturday's practice was rained out, and more wet weather Sunday postponed the race, leaving everyone guessing about chassis setups on the repaved 1 1/2-mile oval. Kenseth found the answer, holding the lead with a late-race, two-tire stop and driving to an easy victory in his No. 17 Roush Racing Ford.
November 1, 2007
Dickies 500 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas When: Sunday, 3:30p.m. TV/Radio: Channel 6/WXTU (92.5-FM), WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 1-mile oval Race distance: 334 laps/501 miles Last year's race winner: Tony Stewart Last year's pole winner: Brian Vickers, 196.235 mph (track qualifying record) Track facts: Jimmie Johnson was runner-up in last year's race; Kevin Harvick was third . . . Jeff Burton's victory in the spring race at Texas makes him the only two-time winner in 13 Cup races at the track . . . Matt Kenseth was runner-up in the spring race . . . Johnson has won the last two Chase races.
December 21, 2006 |
The highly anticipated Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight that figures to be one of boxing's richest ever will be held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5. The designation of the site by Golden Boy Promotions was made yesterday - 5 weeks after an announcement saying the pair would meet for De La Hoya's 154-pound WBC title in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. The live gate could exceed a Nevada-record $18 million, which would better the $16.8 million generated by the Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield rematch in 1999.
April 1, 2003 |
One of the greatest of the two-way pro football players, George "Moose" Connor, died yesterday in Chicago after a long illness. He was 78. Connor was All-NFL at offensive and defensive tackle, and became the first of the big, mobile linebackers when the Bears needed the 6-3, 240-pounder to stop the sweeps of the Eagles' great running back, Steve Van Buren, in the late 1940s. Connor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975. Connor was an All-America at Holy Cross before World War II interrupted his college career.
April 12, 2013 |
A U.S. SENATOR from Connecticut has sent a letter to Rupert Murdoch asking that his Fox network not broadcast Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy wrote to the News Corp. chief that the race is taking place during Senate consideration of legislation to reduce gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shootings last December in Newtown, Conn. Murphy said the race will give national attention "to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate.