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Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Nascar's Joe Gibbs Racing, dies aged 49

Only hours after celebrating son Ty, 20, winning Nascar's Xfinity Series championship- Son of Joe Gibbs, whose other son JD died at 49 years old as well.

Coy Gibbs, the co-owner of Nascar's Joe Gibbs Racing, has died aged 49 just hours after his son Ty, 20, won the Nascar Xfinity Series championship. 

Ty Gibbs won the championship at Phoenix Raceway in Arizona on Saturday night and was set to race again in the Nascar Cup Series finale for Kurt Busch on Sunday but he was withdrawn over a family emergency. 

But just hours later, on Sunday morning, Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed that the racer's father had died in his sleep.

'It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be with the Lord in his sleep last night,' the organization said in a statement. 

'The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time.'

After his son's victory, Coy had told reporters about the pride he and his wife felt watching on. 'Watching it today, yeah, just to see his determination,' Nascar quoted him as saying.

'I think he's got skills and he's determined. It definitely made me proud. I think it made my wife — we were both proud, just because he just hammered down and did his job. If he wants to do this for a living, he's going to learn how to do that.' 

Coy Gibbs was the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowl titles with Washington and went 154-94 in 16 seasons with the team.

Coy Gibbs (left) poses with his son Ty and wife Heather after Ty won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. Coy died on Sunday morning

Coy Gibbs (left) poses with his son Ty and wife Heather after Ty won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. Coy died on Sunday morning

 

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Ryan Fellows, 'Street Outlaws' cast member, dies after a car accident during filming

Ryan Fellows, a street racer and cast member of the Discovery series “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” has died in a car accident on Sunday.

Image: Ryan Fellows.
Ryan Fellows.Discovery / via YouTube

He was 41.

 

Discovery and the official Twitter account for the “Street Outlaws” franchise confirmed the news on Monday morning.

“The ‘Street Outlaws’ family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows,” a Discovery spokesperson told Variety. “We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan’s loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss.”


Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully Was an Ardent Foe of Socialism

Vin Scully

by WARNER TODD HUSTON

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully passed away at the age of 94 on Tuesday, leaving behind a great legacy in sports broadcasting, but aside from his boundless enthusiasm for baseball, Scully also had an abiding disgust for the failures of socialism.

That disgust really came out during a game between his beloved Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers back in 2016 when Brewers infielder Hernan Perez, a native of socialist Venezuela, came to the plate.

As Perez stepped up to the plate, the Hall of Fame broadcaster announced his name and told the audience where Perez was from. Then he let both barrels loose on socialism.

“Socialism failing to work, as it always does, this time in Venezuela,” Scully told the fans. “You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden, there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? The daughter of Hugo Chavez. Hello!”

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ANARCHY IN AMERICA: Three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) National Champion driver stabbed to death in gas-station attack

By WND News Services 

Race-car driver Bobby East (video screenshot)

Race-car driver Bobby East (video screenshot)

(FOX NEWS) – Former NASCAR driver Bobby East was fatally stabbed at a gas station in California last week, and police are still searching for the suspect in his killing.

East, a three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) National Champion driver in USAC Silver Crown and Midgets, died Wednesday after being stabbed in the chest at a 76 gas station on Westminster Blvd. in Westminster, California, according to the USAC and police.

"East was phenomenal in USAC National Sprint Cars as well, most notably on pavement tracks," the USAC said in a Friday statement. "He tallied 15 wins in the series, with the first coming in 2003 at Ohio’s Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. He also prevailed at the Milwaukee Mile in 2005 in what remains as the last USAC Sprint Car race held on a one-mile track."

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Why Le Mans Still Matters

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Issue No. 49 | June 13, 2022
THIS WEEK  |  Why Le Mans Still Matters
Farewell Dr. Fred Simeone | Ferrari Back to Win Le Mans in '23
CPX Featured in 'The Chase'  | Video: Starting a Porsche 917
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Why Le Mans Still Matters
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by Chris Bright

I won’t admit how much time I spent watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, but it's substantial. It held particular interest for me this year because a Portland kid named Josh Pierson was competing. When I say “kid,” I mean it: he became the youngest driver in Le Mans history at 16 years old. His team finished sixth in the highly competitive LMP2 class, so you might want to remember that name.

Unfortunately, the 2022 race, like many before it, was a big ol’ snoozefest, with few lead changes or on-track action. It was won by Toyota Gazoo Racing for the fifth year on the trot, but the competition at the top was desperately thin. 

In spite of that, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most important races because it is as vital today as when it first started 99 years ago. Rather than “Selling on Monday,” the 24-hour race is about “Race on (Saturday and) Sunday. Produce on Monday.”
 

Competing on Reliability

With Le Mans, or any other endurance race, for that matter, excitement is not the point. The cars are the point, and more specifically research and development. In fact, it was stated when Georges Durand and the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) founded the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 (pictured below) that it was to “contribute to the technological progress by testing technical solutions.” 

Le Mans is still going today, and is the oldest active endurance event. Many brands we revere and that collectors drool over today made their reputations on the Circuit de la Sarthe. Bentley, Alfa Romeo, and Bugatti in the 1920s and 30s, and Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston-Martin, Porsche, and Audi after the war, including powerhouse U.S. teams from Ford and Chevrolet, are known today in large part due to Le Mans success.

Other forms of motorsports are also built on innovation, but they tend to aim for extreme speed and power. This makes for a great spectacle,

but not necessarily a great road car. Formula One might sell supercars, but unlike endurance racing, precious little trickles down to mainstream consumers.

Winning is not decided on raw speed, but on the ability to operate reliably for 24 hours straight. As former Le Mans winner turned commentator Anthony Davidson pointed out, Le Mans is more transferable to production cars because “the main challenge is reliability. Building an intricate modern…racing car to undergo 24 hours of hard racing without the slightest of glitches seems like an impossible task, but that’s what is needed to take victory at Le Mans.” 
 


The final decision was the
only logical one. F1 was an alternative, but the road relevance is not there.

Wolfgang Hatz, 
Former Porsche R&D Head



In 2013, Porsche was weighing an endurance program or getting into Formula One. Their head of R&D at the time Wolfgang Hatz said, “The final decision was the only logical one. F1 was an alternative, but the road relevance is not there.” F1 aerodynamics  are “so extreme that it cannot result in any development in our road car understanding.”
 

‍Le Mans Innovations

The French race stimulates engineering teams at manufacturers around the world to implement groundbreaking ideas. While far from exhaustive, here are innovations that Le Mans helped birth:

Aerodynamic bodies (1925-present). Early on, engineers realized lower drag meant higher speed, which led to the Chenard-Walcker Tank in 1925. The Porsche 917K was the most famous aerodynamic car when it set the distance record in 1971, and held that record until 2010.

Radial tires (1951). Michelin shod a Lancia Aurelia B20 with recently patented tires that had been strengthened with cords. The Lancia won its class, which proved the new design, thus launching it into mainstream use.

Fuel injection (1952). The Mercedes gull-winged W194 designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut (the precursor to the 300 SL) won in 1952 using Bosch’s fuel injection pump.

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The collector car community lost a great friend yesterday when
Dr. Fred Simeone passed away. We send our condolences to his family and his colleagues at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. His legacy will live on through his wonderful collection that he generously shared with us all. 
 

Ferrari Teases Upcoming Le Mans Contender

Ferrari posted a cryptic image of its upcoming LMDH prototype that will compete for overall victory for the first time in 50 years. Cannot wait!

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The Spring 2022 issue of Wayne Carini's The Chase featured CPX in an article penned by Lowell Paddock. Get your subscription to The Chase here.
 

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Video | How to Start the 1970 Porsche 917 K
One part fantasy fuel, one part meditation. The methodical way that Paul Lanzante of Unit Four Limited goes about the complicated process of firing this engine helps one respect how complex this car is while also admiring its beauty.
 


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A curated gallery of the rare, cool, and unusual available now on CPX.
1973 Triumph TR6 - Recently Restored! Nice Summer Ride!
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Ferrari Taillight Assemblies for 250 GT PF, 250 Cabriolet S2, SWB, LWB, Cal Spider NOS
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GULF Enamel Thermometer Porcelain Sign (5"x17")
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Original Late Series 1 Radiator with After-market Electric Fan
$600, CHC Jaguar Parts
Mercedes-Benz Type 300 SL Roadster Ersatzteilliste - Spare Parts List Ausgabe A - Edition A
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America Hating NFL will Play Black national Anthem

NFL plans to play Black national anthem ahead of the 2021 season

The NFL plans to perform or play the black national anthem before games this season, ESPN reports. 'Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing,' traditionally referred to as the black national anthem, will be performed before 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' during the season opener on September 10, when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. The NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering featuring names of victims who suffered police brutality on uniforms, helmets or patches on jerseys. The decision comes as the league hopes to demonstrate 'a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,' the source wrote in a text message 'This is key to educating fans, and becoming a prominent voice in the fight to end racism.' The NFL has recently displayed increased awareness about the issues of systemic racism, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the league was wrong in how it approached NFL player protesting police brutality and systemic racism over the past few years..


Woman left with 'serious injuries' after drag racer climbs the guardrail, splits in half and smashes into fans in North Carolina

A woman was was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

The crash left Amber Garner, 22, with a crushed knuckle, an open wound, and her arm was broken in four places.

She was immediately taken to hospital where she is expected to undergo multiple surgeries. 

Amber Garner (pictured), 22, was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

As of Saturday, local media reported Garner would need at least two operations to repair damage caused by the crash.  

 

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Vince Lombardi: Who the SUPER BOWL trophy is named after

Original Post from: by Mike Koehler on February 1st, 2010 

image from www.profootballhof.comHolding aloft the Lombardi Trophy is an iconic moment after every Super Bowl. This year, either the Colts or Saints will hold up the trophy, which has a storied history in the National Football League. The Lombardi Trophy is named for one of the league's greatest coaches.

Vince Lombardi: The Coach

The Lombardi Trophy is named for Vince Lombardi, who coached the Green Bay Packers from 1959 through the end of the 1967 season. Lombardi's hard-nosed style, combined with the early stars of the Packers like Bart Starr, established him as one of the best coaches in the early history of the league. Lombardi had a 105-35-6 record as an NFL head coach.

Vince Lombardi: Super Bowl History

A key reason the Super Bowl Trophy is named for Lombardi is because of the coach's success in the game. Lombardi was 9-1 in postseason play with the Packers, and his teams won the first two Super Bowls over the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs in 1967 and the Oakland Raiders in 1968. Lombardi's teams had already won NFL titles in 1965, 1966 and 1967.

History of the Lombardi Trophy

The pro football championship trophy was debuted in 1967, but it wasn't named after the coach until 1971, following his death in September 1970. The trophy was originally called the "Titletown Trophy" and was given to the Packers after the first contest between the AFL and NFL champions.

About the Lombardi Trophy

The sterling-silver trophy is topped with a full-scale football and is made by Tiffany and Co. Each trophy weighs seven pounds and takes four months to create. Each trophy is valued at $12,500.

Continued Interest in Vince Lombardi

Despite being dead for nearly 50 years, Vince Lombardi is still the subject of intense interest. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and his son runs a popular website about the coach and speaks about him across the country. Lombardi was recently the subject of a popular book by David Maraniss, titled "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi."

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Vincelombardi.com: Biography of Vince Lombardi

Ravensnest.com: About the Lombardi Award

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NY Times: Early history of the Super Bowl

 

The Plain Truth: Hank Aaron Died Just 2 Weeks After Taking COVID-19 Vaccine

Wanted to prove to Black Americans that the Vaccine was safe. IT IS NOT!

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Spanish rally co-driver Laura Salvo dies in crash aged 21

 

Laura Salvo (pictured), 21, was involved in a fatal accident in the first stage of the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal earlier today
The car was completely crushed in the impact of the high-speed collision. Salvo was pulled from the wreckage but could not be saved when medics attempted to resuscitate her

The commander of the Marinha Grande Volunteer Firefighters, Vítor Graça, told Mundo Deportive the car 'collapsed about 500/600 meters from the beginning of the first section, when it hit a pine tree'.

 

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NASCAR driver debuts 'Back the Blue' car design days after fellow driver races with BLM car

In recent weeks, it seems as if NASCAR has been bitten by the "wokeness" bug. First, it banned the Confederate flag from all of its events. Then, one of its drivers, Bubba Wallace, debuted a car emblazoned with the words "Black Lives Matter."

Fortunately, it looks like the wave of political correctness sweeping through NASCAR hasn't swept up every driver: Kyle Weatherman sported a car designed to show appreciation for the men and women in blue as he raced in Homestead, Florida, on June 13.

According to Newsmax, "His car was decked out with a 'Blue Lives Matter' flag across the hood and #BacktheBlue along the rear panels and back bumper."

This surely was a welcome sign to America's police officers, who have found themselves under siege in recent weeks.

Police have been public enemy No. 1 on the far left since the death of the unarmed African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last month. Movements to "defund the police" have sprung up in America's cities, including New York City.

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Kyle Larson Uses "N" word - Career ending? UPDATE suspended

UPDATE:NASCAR driver suspended after dropping N-bomb

 

The END of his career!

NASCAR star Kyle Larson stuns fellow drivers by using N-word during virtual race image from i.dailymail.co.uk

NASCAR star Kyle Larson (left) used a racial slur on a live stream during a virtual race Sunday, uttering the N-word to other drivers when he appeared to think he was having communication issues. During a check of his microphone, Larson can be heard asking, 'You can't hear me?' That was followed by the N-word. The 27-year-old Larson was speaking with other drivers on an open line that was being broadcast on Twitch (right), which live streams video game competitions among other things. 'Hey Kyle, you're talking to everyone, bud,' fellow NASCAR driver Anthony Alfredo said. Another voice could be heard saying 'no way did that just happen,' while others chimed in with 'yikes' and 'oh my gosh.' 'Oh damn,' said another voice. 'He did not just say that.' The Twitch display shows viewers which driver is speaking at any given time. And although Larson appeared to think he was having communication issues, the audience could hear him clearly and see his name on the screen when he uttered the racial slur. Larson's epithet was heard on IndyCar driver Conor Daly's live stream and subsequently went viral afterwards. NASCAR has pivoted to iRacing during the coronavirus outbreak, although Larson used the slur during a Sunday night race against drivers from other circuits, such as Indy Car. The event was not part of NASCAR's official series. Larson is half Japanese - his grandparents spent time in an interment camp in California - and he climbed from short track racing into NASCAR through its 'Drive for Diversity' program. He is the only driver of Japanese descent to win a major NASCAR race. Larson, in his seventh full season in NASCAR, is in the final year of his contract with Chip Ganassi Racing. He was at the top of the list of a crowded free agent field when the circuit was suspended four races into the season as sports stopped during the coronavirus crisis.


Goose Gossage slams baseball: "'it's like the Democrats are running' the game"

As one of the game's hardest-throwing relievers in the 70s and 80s, Gossage wasn't treated like modern pitchers, who are typically limited to a predetermined number of pitches

Baseball has been ruined by everything from steroids and statistics to its growing similarity with the Democratic Party, according to Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rich 'Goose' Gossage, who says he no longer even watches the game.

'It's a bunch of bulls***,' the 68-year-old Gossage told the Tampa Bay Times. 'It's like the Democrats are running baseball.'

Gossage did not offer any specific reasons for why he feels Major League Baseball resembles a Democrat-run organization. 

The fiery former Yankees star who pioneered the closer role is known for being outspoken, and even lost a position with the franchise in 2018 after criticizing New York general manager Brian Cashman's reliance on statistics.   MORE


Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury but no organ damage

Ryan Newman is seen above with his daughters, Brooklyn Sage (left) and Ashlyn Olivia (right) at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, in this undated file photo

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has revealed he suffered a head injury in the fiery crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 a week ago. 

In a statement read out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday's race, by Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark, he said that the doctors have so far been pleased with how he is recovering.  

'I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I'm currently being treated,' Newman wrote in his statement. 

There is no timetable for Newman's return to racing, but Roush Fenway Racing said the 42-year-old Indiana native is determined to get back to the track.

'He has expressed unequivocally that this is where he wants to be and he wants to be back in a race car,' said Newmark, adding that once he returns, Newman wants to be the one to address his health personally.


Driver Ryan Newman is hospitalized in serious condition after SURVIVING horrifying 195mph Daytona 500 crash---UPDATED!!!

President Trump is 'praying' for Ryan Newman, who is in a serious condition in hospital following a fiery crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night. 

Newman, who was leading the famous race in his No. 6 Ford Mustang, was zooming around the speedway at 195 miles per hour when the smash happened. 

'Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCAR driver,' the Commander-in-chief tweeted out, just two days after his own highly-publicized visit to the raceway.  

The incident occurred when Newman's car was nudged up against a wall and flipped over just meters from the finish line.   As Newman's Mustang fell back onto the raceway, it was struck by a trailing car which prompted it to flip into the air again.  

Thousands of stunned spectators watched on in disbelief as the vehicle eventually landed on its roof after catching fire and rolling for several meters. 

Medics and Daytona officials ran out onto the speedway to cut Newman from the smoking wreck. 

Several hours later, NASCAR released a statement, saying: 'Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time.'

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NEW LaJoie (top right) hit Newman's car on Monday night during the final lap of the Daytona 500. Newman remains in the hospital in a serious condition but he is expected to make a full recovery. He was leading the famous race in his No. 6 Ford Mustang when he first hit the wall at 195 miles per hour. It sent his car spinning backwards and LaJoie, who was driving behind him, then crashed into the driver's side of Newman's vehicle. Newman's Mustang flipped multiple times and began spitting out flames. He was pulled from the wreckage (left) in front of nervous crowds afterwards and was immediately rushed to the hospital. President Trump tweeted on Monday night that he was 'praying' for the 42-year-old driver. On Tuesday morning during an interview with Good Morning America, LaJoie said he it was 'very scary' what had happened.'He's obviously in a serious condition because that's probably the most vulnerable spot in our race cars that was a really scary wreck.

 

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A smiling Newman had earlier posed in his hospital gown with his girls following a Daytona 500 crash on Monday, inset. His team tweeted the happy images, main, on Wednesday.


Remember the Horse that won the Ky Derby by disqualification of another?

TURNS OUT the smell of the results just got worse. OBVIOUS FIX!

Justify, the 13th Triple Crown winner in the last 100 years, is understood to have tested positive for scopolamine, less than a month before the first leg of his treble at the Kentucky Derby.


Video captures final moments before and after Jessi Combs was killed

Combs, dubbed 'the fastest woman on four wheels', broke the 398mph record in 2013 and joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team as driver that same year. 

In a run last fall, Combs was able to reach a speed of just over 483 miles per hour, according to an update on her website

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New images shows the wreckage of North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, with just a few parts of the jet car visible following the crash
Investigators are hoping that engine and systems information stored on the computers on the Challenger could shed light on what went wrong during the crash
Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram acknowledging her quest to break 512mph

 


TV personality Jessi Combs, dies trying to break land speed record in jet car...

BURNS, Ore. -- Television personality and professional driver Jessi Combs died Tuesday in Oregon trying to break a land speed record in a jet car, according to local authorities. She was 39.

The Harney County Sheriff's Office said it was called to a scene of a fatal crash in the Alvord Desert about 90 miles south of Burns, Oregon, around 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Combs, of Long Beach, California, was identified as the sole fatality connected to the accident.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. According to Combs' family, the fatal crash occurred in a dry lake bed in the North American Eagle jet car. Jet cars are race cars propelled by jet engines.

Combs was widely known in the niche sport of jet-car racing and was attempting to break the Women's Land Speed Record of 512 mph set in 1976 by Kitty O'Neil when she died. Combs wrote on Instagram on Sunday: "People say I'm crazy. I say thank you."

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Jr Speaks about Plane Crash

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr breaks his silence after family escaped fiery plane crash

NEW Dale Earnhardt Jr released a statement on Monday, four days after his private plane went up in flames and careened off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee. The racer, his wife Amy and their one-year-old daughter Ilsa were hospitalized with minor injuries. Earnhardt said the family would not be speculating about the cause of the crash, which is now under investigation.


NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto lost almost 10 pounds during a single Cup Series race

image from pbs.twimg.comNASCAR drivers are incredibly active in their free time, whether it's Jimmie Johnson running marathons or Ryan Newman working on his farm as exercise.

They run half-marathons the same week as the Daytona 500, they take on 100-mile uphill bike races, they find time to golf during race weekends and they go for jogs hours before racing. And many pit crew members played football, among other sports, in college before joining NASCAR.

But whether or not NASCAR drivers are athletes based solely on their day jobs (versus their extracurricular activities) is always a popular topic, especially among those who aren't racing fans. It's just sitting in a car and driving, right?

Not exactly. And drivers regularly remind people why they're athletes, what kind of shape they need to be in to race and the toll a single race can take on their bodies.   MORE


Justin Verlander Believes The MLB Is Juicing Baseballs

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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander thinks the MLB has changed the baseballs to generate more scoring.

He told ESPN that he “100 percent” thinks the league has juiced the balls, and points to the fact they’ve done it in the home run derby as proof the MLB knows how to do it. As pointed out by ESPN and Verlander, the MLB currently owns the company producing the balls for the league. (RELATED: Women Get Into Insane Brawl During Chicago Cubs Game In Viral Video)

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