Joliet, Ill. – July 21, 2015 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced American Ethanol E15, through the support of Growth Energy and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, as the event title sponsor of its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The American Ethanol E15 225 will take to the track on Friday, Sept. 18 as part of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend....
CHICAGO — July 19, 2013 — The Valor Games Midwest, the only competition of its kind in the Midwest, will return to Chicago for its third year from Aug. 12-Aug. 14. The event brings together veterans, active duty service members and spectators throughout the region and begins with an opening ceremony at Soldier Field...
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2013) – AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, is pleased to announce three thrilling days of snowmobile racing action in Lake Geneva, Wis., March 15-17, at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for the Friday & Saturday Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Coors Light, along with Sunday’s Ram World Championships.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract that includes a club option for an eighth season in 2020. The contract covers Castro’s four arbitration seasons as well as his first three free agent seasons (club option for his fourth free agent season). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Additionally, the contract at a minimum covers all of Castro’s playing time throughout the rest of ...
Does this secure his seat in the #20 for next year? By Andrea Beaver, But the unspoken question is still whether or not this win will guarantee Joey’s future with Joe Gibbs racing? Joe and JD Gibbs have had to deal with volatile drivers in the past. ...
LAKE FOREST, IL — The Chicago Bears and General Manager Phil Emery have announced the organizational structure of the Player Personnel Department. “Our personnel department is a team of evaluators with a wide and diverse background,” Emery said. “Our scouts, coaches and support personnel will work together to shape a roster in an effort to win championships. ...
CHICAGO – Right-hander Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for April. It is the fifth career monthly award for Peavy and first for a White Sox pitcher since Gavin Floyd won in June 2010. Peavy went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP), 33 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in five starts during the month. He led the AL in ...
CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been named American League Player of the Week. Konerko, 36, hit .435 (10-23) with three doubles, three home runs and four RBI in six games to win the award for the fifth time in his career and first since April 4-10, 2011...
"Dale Jr. in 2012"
Learning from His Mistakes?
By Andrea Beaver
I was watching the post race show on Fox last week and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was interviewed. Most of it was the usual post race chatter. How the 88 car handled, what happened throughout the day, the usual. But then Junior said something that caught my attention. He basically said that he didn’t keep up with his communication to crew chief Steve Letarte about how the 88 car was handling later in the race. ....
Keselowski Survives lap 24 crash to 2nd straight Bristol Win.
By Andrea Beaver
In the last few years, every time the NASCAR Sprint Cup series comes to Bristol’s half mile high banked track, the last name of the winner was usually Busch. First Kurt then Kyle have proved, on many occasions, that that regardless of the car they pretty much have Bristol figured out. But as of the fall race in 2011 and now this past Sunday’s spring 2012 race the driver in Victory lane has been Brad Keselowski....
"NASCAR 2012 "
3 Races In & One Word...WOW!
By Andrea Beaver
Let’s make that 4 races in. I know the Budweiser Shootout was a non points paying race, but I have to include it as well. Each race has had it’s own excitement and its own winner. The Bud Shootout was a crash fest, as most expect it to be. Rules changes that NASCAR made to break up the 2 car tandem drafting, and to please the fans, brought back classic pack racing. All the cars in the Shootout were...
CHICAGO –The Chicago Cubs today announced the sale of theCubs 6-Game Pack, featuring tickets to Opening Day against the Washington Nationals, rivalry matchups with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, and rare visits to Wrigley Field by the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Sales begin Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. CST on www.cubs.com/6packs.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2012) – He is the person most race fans and guests likely don’t want to see when they visit Michigan International Speedway. But if they do, they are in good hands.
NASCAR has named Dr. John Maino, Michigan International Speedway’s medical director, as medical director of the year during its annual meeting with racetracks.
NASCAR annually recognizes a medical director who...
Saturday, May 19 - Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by Jackson County CVBFriday, June 15 - ARCA Racing Series RainEater Wiper Blades 200 Saturday, June 16 - NASCAR Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 and Gatorade Pole Sunday, June 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Friday, Aug. 17 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice Saturday, Aug. 18 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Gatorade Pole Sunday, Aug. 19 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Spirit of America Blood Drive
The Chicago White Sox begin their 2011 spring training schedule on Monday, February 28 as the “visiting” team against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch – Glendale (CBR), the teams’ shared ballpark in Glendale, Ariz. More
CHICAGO – Top Chicago-area labor officials and Wrigleyville and Chicago business and community leaders threw their support behind the Chicago Cubs’ plan to invest a combined $400 million in Wrigley Field and the adjacent Triangle Parcel because it will create 1,000 construction jobs, hundreds more permanent jobs and long-lasting economic and tax revenue benefits to the city, the county and the state of Illinois. More
CHICAGO – Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced indictments today on federal fraud charges against three former Chicago White Sox employees for defrauding the organization. More
EVENT: HIGH ATOP HARLEM IRVING PLAZAS ROOF HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WELCOME SANTA CLAUS AND HIS LIVE REINDEER TO TIPOFF HOLIDAY SEASON More
MESA, AZ – On Tuesday, Mesa voters overwhelmingly approved of the City of Mesa’s $99 million investment in a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. The referendum passed with a “yes” vote of more than 63 percent.
“In a show of tremendous support in a particularly difficult economy, Mesa voters recognized the potential of partnering with the Chicago Cubs on an economic investment and future we can, together, create for the city,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “Our public-private partnership means jobs for Mesa, tourism dollars for the city and the region and will drive private investment in Mesa and in the development of Wrigleyville West. More
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1921 - 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
1923 - Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
1932 - NY Yankees win World Series The winning pitcher is Babe Ruth beating Red Sox 9-3
1941 - Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
1942 - NY Americans NHL team folded
1945 - Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
1951 - Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1955 - 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
1960 - Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
1964 - 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
1970 - Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1979 - Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1988 - Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
1991 - NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
1995 - Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
1996 - Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama)
1996 - NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
1996 - Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
1997 - Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
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