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Iroquois Steeplechase Features Demonstrative

Iroquois Steeplechase Features Demonstrative

on May 11, 2013, 6:36 AM / in Sports

Demonstrative,  an Eclipse Award finalist in last season’s steeplechase division, will make his  2013 jumps debut in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase Saturday, May 11 at Percy Warner Park Course. The  6-year-old Elusive  Quality   gelding will face six rivals in  the three-mile race that features 18 national hurdles and requires two trips  around the undulating 1 1/2-mile course. This year’s race […]

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Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

on April 30, 2013, 9:43 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

  Millington, TN (April 30, 2013) As the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams progresses throughout the season, the current points leaders in each class are emerging, but it still anyone’s game.  The point’s leaders in Super Pro, Pro Footbrake, R.T. Turbines DOT and R.T. Turbines Jr. Dragster classes at the end of the season earn the opportunity […]

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Country music group Gloriana to play free concert for race fans on Sunday, June 2 in Victory Plaza

Country music group Gloriana to play free concert for race fans on Sunday, June 2 in Victory Plaza

on April 30, 2013, 9:34 AM / in Announcements, NASCAR, Sports

  DOVER, Del. – Race fans will be treated to a very special pre-race event, as country music group Gloriana will play a free concert for fans in Victory Plaza the morning of the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The award-winning trio will also perform the National Anthem for the day’s race. Comprised […]

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Loudest roars at Heritage for local pro who beat odds to qualify

Loudest roars at Heritage for local pro who beat odds to qualify

on April 24, 2013, 9:11 AM / in Sports

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — For just a moment, Matt Bova felt what it’s like  to be Tiger Woods. After being introduced to a huge roar when he reached the ninth green — his  18th — at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, Bova, a 26-year-old  assistant pro at nearby Haig Point Golf Club, curled in a 16-foot […]

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Chevy enthusiasts packed Memphis International Raceway for Super Chevy Show 2013

on April 17, 2013, 4:39 PM / in Local News, NASCAR, Sports

Millington, T.N. (April 17, 2013) Memphis International Raceway breaks last year’s historic attendance records at Super Chevy 2013. An estimated 35,000 racers, fans and Chevrolet enthusiasts came out to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14 to celebrate all things Chevy. After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the […]

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Super Chevy Show Returns this weekend to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14

on April 10, 2013, 6:33 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway is the place to be this weekend for the Super Chevy Show.  After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the largest Super Chevy Show event in the series, MIR is counting on Super Chevy Show fans and participants in the Mid-South to break last year’s historic records […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with King Cotton

Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with King Cotton

on April 10, 2013, 6:27 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is thrilled to announce King Cotton as a valued partner through the 2013 racing season.  King Cotton Foods is widely known as the producer of the “Original Southern Dog.” Founded in 1935 by Nat Buring, King Cotton brand meats are as much a part of Memphis and the Mid-South as the Mississippi River and Beale Street.  […]

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Louisville wins national championship

on April 9, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night. All this on the same day Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall […]

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NASCAR Schedule

NASCAR Schedule

on April 5, 2013, 6:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Schedule & Results Schedule & Results Sprint Cup Nationwide Camping World Truck  2013 Season Time (ET) TV Race/Track Winner/Pole Purse Feb 16 8:29 pm FOX The Sprint Unlimited * Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL Kevin Harvick Carl Edwards $1,051,074 Feb 21 2:19 pm SPD Budweiser Duel 1 * Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL Kevin Harvick Danica Patrick $675,000 […]

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Basketball…. Thursday Night

on March 29, 2013, 7:54 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Can you image it being anything other than quiet in the Indiana Hoosiers’ locker room, an awkward sort of silence punctuated by the loudly clicking cameras and the most hated and pointless question “How does it feel?” and the hushed answers that can come only from a team that fell far short of its lofty expectations. The losing team locker room is […]

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Memphis International Raceway and Carissa Dawn’s till Whiskeys Gone Band

Memphis International Raceway and Carissa Dawn’s till Whiskeys Gone Band

on March 26, 2013, 3:30 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

MILLINGTON, TN, (March 26, 2013) – Carissa Dawn’s till the Whiskeys Gone Band will perform in concert at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 12th at Memphis International Raceway as part of the Super Chevy Show festivities.  Carissa is a singer / songwriter from Fulton, Missouri offering a chill acoustic set or an energetic full band performing classic to modern country […]

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Memphis International Raceway kicks off Midnight Madness Series Friday, March 29

Memphis International Raceway kicks off Midnight Madness Series Friday, March 29

on March 26, 2013, 7:11 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Millington, TN (March 24, 2013) Think Midnight Madness is just for basketball…think again!  If you’ve ever attended Midnight Madness at Memphis International Raceway, you know why MIR’s tag line is “Where the Racing Rocks!”  If not, mark your calendar for Friday, March 29, 2013 as Memphis International Raceway kicks off the Midnight Madness Series presented by the Tennessee National Guard.  […]

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The Sweet 16

The Sweet 16

on March 25, 2013, 7:21 AM / in Basketball, Sports

  ‘College basketball is a game of joy, but as of late, all the joy seems to have been sucked out of it. Scoring is at its lowest point in decades. Coaches over-coach so much that point guards tentatively look to their benches before every offensive play, slowing the game to a snail’s pace. The NCAA and its Nurse Ratched-like […]

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Logano, Stewart have WORDS after the Race

on March 25, 2013, 6:26 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

If rubbin’ is racin’, then Joey Logano has been getting a little too touchy-feely the past two races. One week after trading paint with Denny Hamlin at Bristol, Logano was at it again Sunday. The two rivals were involved in a last-lap wreck as they were jostling for the win at the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, paving the way […]

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Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name

Democrats Pressure Washington Redskins to Change Name

on March 22, 2013, 7:45 AM / in Football, National News, News, Sports

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would prevent  the term “Redskins” from being trademarked, a move intended to put pressure on  the Washington football club to change its name. The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of  2013 is co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), and comes days  after a federal trademark […]

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Super Chevy Show Returns to Memphis International Raceway April 12, 13 & 14

on March 18, 2013, 4:07 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

MILLINGTON, TN, (March 18, 2013) – After a phenomenal return to the series in 2012 when Memphis International Raceway (MIR) hosted one of the largest Super Chevy Show event in the series, MIR is counting on Super Chevy Show fans and participants in the Mid-South to break last year’s historic records this April 12, 13 & 14 when The Super […]

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Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

Forbes names highest paid drivers in NASCAR

on March 15, 2013, 5:19 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the highest-paid driver in the sport for the fifth straight year with total earnings of $25.9 million in 2012 by our [Forbes] count. We estimate that Earnhardt earned $12.9 million in combined salary and his share of prize money, which is split with Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt signed a contract extension with Hendrick in 2011 that will […]

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Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

Nadal Beats Federer 6-4, 6-2

on March 15, 2013, 5:12 AM / in Sports, Tennis

By MARK LAMPORT-STOKES INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Roger Federer’s title defense at the BNP Paribas Open came to a surprisingly abrupt halt on Thursday when he was hammered by his long-time rival Rafa Nadal 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals. While Nadal’s fitness on hard courts had been in some doubt on his return to the ATP circuit after seven months […]

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Memphis International Raceway to host BACK TO SCHOOL DRAGS

on March 13, 2013, 10:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

March 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International is pleased to partner with the South East Junior Racing Association (SEJRA) for one of the highest paying junior racing events of all time with a $5,000 guaranteed purse.  SEJRA presents The Tommy’s Quality Used Cars Back to School Drags at Memphis International Raceway on September 14-15, 2013. “The SEJRA’s Back to […]

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Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

on March 11, 2013, 7:59 AM / in Basketball, Sports

This latest Battle of the Blues didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and never looked back Saturday in rolling to an impressive 69-53 victory over rival North Carolina at the Smith Center. Seth Curry did most of the early damage by scoring 18 of his 20 points in […]

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