Quote of the Day

"NBC wanted their first NASCAR event to be something special, so understanding that, we felt this was the right thing to do for 2015."
-- Daytona Int’l Speedway President Joie Chitwood III, on NBC airing next year's Coke Zero 400 in primetime on a Sunday night in the net's return to the sport. (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL, 8/27)
Wednesday August 27, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 245 Print This Issue

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  • Primed & Ready

    Darlington hosted the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend for more than 50 years

    Darlington Speedway is returning "to its traditional Labor Day weekend," one of a "handful of changes" to the '15 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The Southern 500 was held on Labor Day weekend from '50-'03 before Darlington’s "lone Cup series date moved to Mother’s Day weekend." This season, the race "was held April 12." Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is hosting the Labor Day weekend race this year, "will move to the second race of the season." Additionally, the spring race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, which has "been beset by attendance problems," will move from the middle of March to the middle of April. The 10 Chase for the Sprint Cup races "remain the same." NBC will "kick o ...

  • League Of Denial

    NHL refutes report that it will expand by four teams by '17.

  • On Second Thought

    ESPN apologizes for discussing Sam's shower habits in report.

  • Cross Court

    Roger Federer debuts the Air Jordan Hybrid R.F. shoe at the U.S. Open in front of MJ himself.

  • On The Right Track?

    ISC may not be done removing grandstand seats at its speedways due to a decline in demand.

  • For Love Of Country

    WTA proposing new eight-team World Cup-style team event.

  • Eye Of The Beholder

    CBS Sports unveils an all-female sports talk show, but is its name unsettling?

  • Moving The Line

    Las Vegas residents could be on the hook for more than 75% of costs for a proposed MLS stadium.

  • Baseline Testing

    The NBA is altering its rules regarding the baselines on courts to improve player safety.

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