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  • Convergence Killing NASCAR

    05/03/2017 6:59:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 107 replies
    Vox Popoli ^ | Vox Day
    TV ratings are "plummeting" and attendance is down more than 50 percent at some tracks: NASCAR has seen crowds shrink at virtually every track, many of which have removed seats, and its television ratings have plummeted. At Richmond, which once routinely seated more than 100,000 fans for races in the premier Cup series, only 60,000 seats remain and they were not close to full for Sunday's 400-lap race. "We're not isolated here," France said. "Every sport is trying to unlock the new consumption levels and fan interest by a younger demographic. Of course we love our core fan and everyone...
  • Lawyer: Elizabeth Thomas was forced to eat wildflowers when Tad Cummins ran out of money

    04/28/2017 4:16:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    crime online ^ | April 28, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    The kidnapped girl lost a lot of weight while in the “care” of the former teacher who abducted her Alleged kidnapper Tad Cummins remains behind bars for abducting a minor and having illegal sexual relations with her. On top of that, the former teacher is accused of making the teen eat wildflowers for nutrition after he ran out of money. Jason Whatley, the family lawyer for the Thomas family, said that although 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is now home and safe with her family, she’ll need intensive counseling to help her deal with and process the hardships she endured while she...
  • Florida woman grabs ax after spotting Match.com on man’s computer

    04/28/2017 10:12:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/27/2017 | Olivia Hitchcock
    GREENACRES— Enraged from seeing the dating website Match.com on a man’s computer last week, Lucy Melesky reportedly grabbed a mounted ax off the mantel and smashed it on the ground. Melesky slung the ax over her shoulder and screamed at the man about the alleged unfaithfulness, he told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. Melesky, 45, was arrested the evening of April 18 on charges of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her relationship with the man is redacted in the arrest report, as is the location of the incident. However, Melesky told authorities she lives west of Greenacres....
  • Amber Alert teacher, 50, 'ADMITTED to his wife he slept with student, 15,' after he was caught...

    04/27/2017 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 27, 2017 | for sex By Hannah Parry and Jennifer Smith and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Amber Alert teacher, 50, 'ADMITTED to his wife he slept with student, 15,' after he was caught and has repeatedly begged for forgiveness The wife of the Tennessee teacher who went on the run with his 15-year-old student claims he admitted he's slept with the teen and begged her forgiveness after he was caught. Jill Cummins, who filed for divorce from Tad Cummins after he ran off with Elizabeth Thomas five weeks ago, said her husband made the confession during a phone call from jail. Mrs Cummins told Inside Edition she had asked him straight out; 'did you...
  • Police: Woman held captive in pit, neighbor arrested

    04/26/2017 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jordan Vilines, Jennifer Baker
    BLANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A crying woman was found captive in a pit dug in her neighbor's backyard shed early Wednesday, police say. Dennis Dunn, 45, was arrested and charged with her kidnapping. Officers first responded to the Blanchester neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. after a woman reported her daughter, Jennifer Elliott, missing from a Central Avenue home, according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. A neighbor called to report hearing cries from a backyard shed around 4 a.m. The first officer who arrived also heard the cries, which led him to the shed. *****VIDEO ON LINK*****
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and....

    04/25/2017 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2017 | Associated Press and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher The 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher for more than a month was vulnerable to predators because of the abuse she faced at her mother's hands, court documents say. Elizabeth Thomas was taken away by 'boyfriend' Tad Cummins, 50, on March 13, authorities say. The pair were found in an isolated hut in rural California, 2,500 miles away, on April 20. Now Elizabeth's father claims in divorce...
  • Marine Shot to Death in McDonald’s Drive-Thru After Honked Horn Leads to Fistfight: Police

    04/26/2017 2:56:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | April 26, 2017 | Richard Ray
    A man has been charged with fatally shooting a Marine in the drive-thru of a McDonald's in Bedford, Indiana, according to police and NBC affiliate WTHR. Justin Lampkins, 25, was in a truck with his friends in line at the fast food restaurant early Saturday morning about 1:19 a.m., police say. The Marine Corps veteran was involved in a fight after “a horn was sounded” in the line and Evan Schaffer,22, got out of his car and punched Lampkins, WTHR reports. Police say it's unclear who honked the horn.
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and

    04/26/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/25/17 | ap/James Wilkinson
    Full title...........................Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher........................... Elizabeth Thomas was easy prey for teacher Tad Cummins, according to her dad Anthony Thomas is divorcing Kimberly, saying she abused some of their 10 kids She hit Elizabeth, pushed her down steps and locked her in a basement, he said That led to Elizabeth being vulnerable to Cummins, Monday's divorce docs say The girl would go to him to get help with panic attacks, a school report claimed Family say that...
  • Earnhardrt Jr. to retire at season's end

    04/25/2017 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 73 replies
    Racer Magazine ^ | 4/25/2017 | By Kelly Crandal
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of the season, Hendrick Motorsports has announced. Voted the sport's most popular driver for the last 14 seasons, Earnhardt began his career with a start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 1999. He has since accumulated 26 career wins, including two in the Daytona 500. He also captured a win in the All-Star Race as a rookie.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils new paint scheme for Kansas

    04/20/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | Chase Wilhelm
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet is turning blue for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 13 at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the new patriotic paint scheme Thursday, which will feature a new promotion just in time for summer, Mountain Dew DEW-S-A.
  • Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip

    04/11/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 April 2017 | Matt Apuzzo
    Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agents’ children, according to records and interviews. Agents also used the account to finance undercover operations around the country, despite laws prohibiting government officials from using private money to supplement their budgets, according to current and former government officials and others familiar with the account. The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants...
  • How pickled eggs and a trip to Sam's Club helped Dale Earnhardt Jr. return to racing

    02/24/2017 8:40:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 22 Feb, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to smoke some brisket, like a lot of brisket, hopefully a nice 15-pound chunk of it. This was late last summer, the summer that was churning on without him. He wasn’t racing. He wasn’t traveling every week. He wasn’t in the constant state of movement that had defined his existence for 17 racing seasons, if not before – the 200-mile-per-hour life of a NASCAR megastar. He was sitting around a lot, sitting in his living room in Mooresville, N.C., recovering from a concussion suffered after hitting the wall in June at Michigan...
  • Free Republic NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up

    01/09/2017 11:45:43 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    Fantasy Auto Racing-Yahoo ^ | January 9, 2017 | John W
    Go to the link, click on Fantasy Auto Racing, create your team and join a private league with info as follows: Group ID#1179 Group Name Free Republic Racing Group Password jimrob http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/
  • Report: Monster paying $20 million a year to sponsor Cup Series ( NASCAR )

    12/13/2016 5:05:28 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies
    Yahoo.com news ^ | December 12, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    Monster Energy is reportedly getting the sponsorship rights to NASCAR’s No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Monster’s agreement to sponsor NASCAR’s Cup Series is a two-year agreement with an option for two more years. The energy drink company is reportedly paying $20 million per season, though NASCAR CEO Brian France said the numbers reported weren’t “accurate.”
  • Seventh Heaven

    11/20/2016 4:44:44 PM PST · by umgud · 23 replies
    NASCAR ^ | 11/20/16 | Unk
    Jimmie Johnson has a new nickname: Seven-Time. The 41-year-old driver captured his seventh Sprint Cup championship -- and his first in three years -- by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson joins Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as a seven-time premier series champion, the most by any driver. It is Johnson's first title since 2013, and his first with this current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format that began in 2014.
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. sees grandmother one last time thanks to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    11/11/2016 5:37:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10 Nov, 2016 | Daniel McFadin
    Roush Fenway Racing driver Darrell Wallace Jr. was able to see a grandmother before she passed away thanks to the help of Dale Earnhardt Jr. In two Twitter posts, Wallace shared his favorite memories of his Granny Jan before thanking Earnhardt for letting him use his plane to get to Knoxville, Tennessee, to see her. Wallace also thanked Joey Meier, the spotter for Brad Keselowski for his help. In the post about his grandmother, Wallace recounts her love of playing cards and bingo and how playing with her taught him a few life lessons. Read the post below (in article)
  • NASCAR gives Donald Trump a last-minute campaign boost

    11/04/2016 8:17:38 AM PDT · by commish · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 4, 2016 | NY Post
    Premium Motorsports announced Wednesday that Reed Sorenson’s No. 55 car will be branded in support of Donald Trump’s campaign at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Election Day is two days later. Sorenson, who sits 39th in the Sprint Cup Series standings, usually drives an unsponsored ride on Sundays. This week, his Toyota Camry will feature a patriotic paint scheme. The primarily white car features a starred ribbon running along the sides, with Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” displayed on the hood and back of the car.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Looted during Charlotte Protests

    09/22/2016 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    racingnews.co ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame has been looted overnight in Charlotte, NC. Windows shattered, signs hanging through glass on $195 million dollar museum. A state of emergency declared on the city, the home of NASCAR. no lie pic.twitter.com/GWeZqlDsPU — Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016 Keith Lamont Scott, father of 7, was killed Tuesday, at the hands of police. Another black man killed by police had the Black Lives Matter community taking to the streets demanding justice or proof of justified action. Police claim Scott was reaching through the window of his vehicle for a gun. However, photos of the...
  • Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race

    09/16/2016 3:07:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Joliet Patch ^ | Sep 16, 2016 | Joseph Hosey
    Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race New Black Panther Party “troops” will have a presence at the protest, the organizer said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) - September 16, 2016 4:32 pm ET JOLIET, IL — A civil rights group plans to protest Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Terrance Alton Cox III, of Minority Youth Matters Movement, said his group will protest the lack of black NASCAR drivers, as well as police brutality and unjust incarceration. Cox said “blacks spend $1.3 trillion and there’s only half of a black driver...
  • Police say Robby Gordon's stepmother was strangled, and his father apparently shot himself

    09/16/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    OC register ^ | 9/15 | sudock
    ORANGE - Confusion. Shock. Grief. And questions. But few answers. The violent deaths of Robert “Baja Bob” and Sharon Gordon – the father and step-mother of well-known race car driver Robby Gordon – shook the racing community Thursday. “This is devastating,” his son said, fighting back tears. “He taught so many, and I want everyone to know what a good man he was.” Some details emerged Thursday evening: A day earlier, Bob Gordon died from injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the results of an autopsy by the Orange County coroner’s office, while Sharon Gordon died from...